Tracy Foulkes, founder of NOMU Foods with her husband Paul Raphaely always comes up with the most perfect looking and tasting dishes. Her Perfectly pink rib eye steak served with a rich red wine sauce is quite sublime and then she adds bone marrow to make this a decadent dish. Perfect with a bottle Boela Gerber’s Groot Constantia wine.
Red wine sauce
NOMU Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for frying
1 shallot, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 piece celery, roughly chopped
1 sprig rosemary
1 bay leaf
100 g beef offcuts
2 tsp (10 ml) tomato paste
1 cup (250 ml) red wine
1 tsp (5 ml) NOMU Beef FOND stirred in
1 cup (250 ml) hot water
½ cup (125 ml) port
2 x 500 g rib eye steaks, on the bone
NOMU Olive Oil
2 tbsp (30ml) NOMU Roast Rub
NOMU Sea Salt and NOMU Black Pepper
4-6 pieces of bone marrow (allow at least one per person)
Red wine sauce
Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and gently sauté the shallot, carrot, celery, rosemary and bay leaf until lightly golden in colour. Add the beef offcuts and continue to fry until well browned.
Stir through the tomato paste and add the wine, prepared Beef FOND and port. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for about 45 minutes or until reduced by two thirds. Set aside to be reheated before serving.
Preheat the oven to 200 ºC. Rub a little olive oil over the rib eye steaks and season both sides with NOMU Roast Rub, salt and pepper. Season the bone marrow with salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan until hot and sear the steaks for about 3 minutes on each side until well browned. Remove from the pan and place onto a roasting tray together with the marrow bones and roast in the oven for about 20 minutes for medium rare, or slightly longer for medium.
Remove from oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Reheat the red wine sauce and serve with the steak and marrow bones.
Michael’s wine recommendation – CLICK HERE
Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NOMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NOMU range of products where the emphasis is always very clearly on Quality, Consistency and Innovation with an authentic and unusually personal story attached!
Tracy has become a well-respected South African food personality and businesswoman while NOMU’s story as an entrepreneurial case-study and branding success story has also seen the brand earn critical acclaim and attention in a variety of food related television programs, featured editorials and events. The NOMU Brand Story is presented in a variety of public speaking events throughout the year by Tracy’s partner and NOMU Co-Creator, Paul Raphaely.
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