The macadamia crust gives a unique, velvety-soft crunch and a delicious creamy, buttery flavour that you just can’t beat.

Serves 4.

Recipe courtesy:  The Australian Macadamia Society


1/2 cup raw macadamias

1/3 cup assorted olives, seeded and chopped

2 tbsp capers

2 tsp chopped fresh oregano


1/2 cup sliced red or yellow capsicum, optional

4 x 180g beef eye fillets

macadamia oil, for cooking

4 teaspoons Dijon or grain mustard


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Place macadamias, olives, capers, oregano and pepper in a mortar and pestle and roughly grind.
  3. Season beef and sear for 2–3 minutes on one side. Turn over and remove from heat.
  4. Spread uncooked side with mustard and press macadamia crust onto surface. Finish in oven until cooked as desired.


Other crust ideas: Lamb with rosemary, sage, goat cheese and macadamias. Port with pear, Chinese 5 spice, honey and macadamias. Veal with lemon zest, basil, breadcrumbs and macadamias.

  • The beef looks amazing i am going to try this one.


  • Your recipe look’s so delicious,must make this for my partner! Thanks.


  • This is to die for!


  • It’s coming into BBQ weather. Fortnightly meal plan dinner number one. Looks easy. Looks delicious.


  • What a beautiful looking dish! Thanks for sharing :)


  • Never thought of them flavor combo will have to give it a go to add change to our steaks.


  • This look so good, I would have never add nuts to it. But now seeing how good it look I will have to try this.


  • this sounds nice. I like nuts in a meal and would love the sweet and salty taste of this topping on the beef


  • This would give the meat a great texture.


  • This recipe is very different to anything that I would usually make but I’m going to try it out :)


  • Beef fillet one of my favourite cuts of meat. This looks very tasty.


  • This is a tasty idea. I’d sub the olives but otherwise it sounds lovely!


  • all of these flavours sound fantastic together .. thanks for sharing


  • mmm this looks so good.


  • Queensland by far has the best nuts


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