Chefs Delight Spice Rub Beef Fillet with Mushroom Compote By Chef Ali Jamal

Try this popular Beef recipe at home and enjoy the delicious flavours, Karibu!


Spice Rub Beef Fillet with Mushroom Compote






  • 250 gm Beef Fillet Whole
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 Tsp Spanish Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Fennel Seeds
  • Corn Oil


  • 100 gm Sliced Mushroom
  • 20 gm Chopped Onions
  • 10 gm Chopped Garlic
  • 20 gm Butter
  • Salt to Taste
  • Crushed Black Pepper
  • 20 ml Red Wine
  • 20 ml Fresh Cream


  • 100 gm Assorted Herbs (Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano)
  • 50 gm Butter
  • 30 gm Sugar
  • 50 ml Red Wine
  • 150 ml Beef Stock
  • 10 ml Dark Soy Sauce




  1. Mix all dry spices. Season the beef fillet with salt and generously rub the spice misfire over the beef and leave for 30 minutes.
  2. Heat a cast iron skillet or non-stick pan. Pour in about 20 ml of corn oil and sear the beef fillet till brown on all sides.
  3. Put in a tray and finish in a preheated oven at 220 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to rest for 15 minutes.


  1. Sautéing the onion and garlic in butter till soft and translucent
  2. Add in the mushrooms and cook till light brown
  3. Add in the wine and cook till almost evaporated
  4. Add the cream
  5. Season with salt and pepper.


  1. Caramelize the sugar in a hot pan
  2. Add the herbs.
  3. Deglaze the pan with red wine
  4. Add the beef stock and bring to boil and reduce by half
  5. Add the dark soy sauce.
  6. Season accordingly and remove from the heat
  7. Slowly add in the butter a teaspoon at a time while whisking continuously.



  • Cut the beef into medallions, serve over mashed potatoes and top with the mushroom compote.
  • Serve with the sauce.
  • Garnish with sautéed onion rings.


Recipe by: Freelance Chef, Chef Ali Jamal

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