Beef fillet marinated in smoked tea and horseradish


1 litre smoked tea such as Lapsang Souchong

500g beef fillet, cut in to 4 steaks 



2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

3 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp lime juice

Salt and pepper

3 tbsp grated horseradish – make it easy and use the Microplane®Master Series Coarse Grater

To serve:

Lime, cut in to wedges

Small bunch coriander, roughly chopped

Handful chopped peanuts (optional)

Potato wedges

  1. Prepare the smoked tea and let it cool in a dish about 5cm deep
  2. Put the ingredients for the marinade and 3tbsp water in a small saucepan and bring to the boil until the sugar dissolves
  3. Grate the horseradish with the Microplane® Master Series Coarse Graterand mix in to the marinade to form a paste
  4. Rub the paste on to each steak and place into the smoked tea
  5. Let the steaks marinate for 2-4 hours or overnight – turning a few times
  6. Remove the steaks from the marinade and pat dry with kitchen roll or a clean tea towel
  7. Rub each side of the steak with oil and fry in a hot frying pan, griddle or BBQ until cooked to your liking
  8. Let the steaks rest for about 5 mins
  9. Serve with lime wedges, coriander, peanuts and potato wedges (also rather tasty with crusty bread)

Whilst the steaks do benefit from being left to marinate over night, prep time is just a few minutes as the Microplane®Master Series Coarse Grater makes light work of effortlessly and precisely grating the horseradish.  The grater works equally well with all sorts of veg, fruit, chocolate and cheese. Non-slip rubber feet protect the worktop when grating while theelegant wooden handle and stainless-steel frame is comfortable to use.

Don’t forget to rest the steaks after cooking to ensure they’re moist, tender and juicy!