Recipe ★ McCormick’s Beef Brew with Herb Dumplings

June 20, 2012 by flyingdrunkenmonkey

Beef Brew with Herb Dumplings

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My photos slideshow:

I shared the recipe for McCormick’s Herb Chicken & Potatoes last week and this week I am sharing the other recipe I was sent by McCormick – the Beef Brew with Herb Dumplings. Once again, McCormick sent me all of the ingredients to cook this in that adorable red shopping basket.


Bahian Spiced Fish & Chickpea Salad

Serves 4

Bahian Spiced Fish & Chickpea Salad


  • 4 fillets of firm white fish
  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • baby spinach leaves
  • avocado
  • carrot
  • tomato
  • other salad ingredients as desired
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • Bahian Seasoning (Tempero Baiano):
  • 1 tsp Cumin Ground
  • 1 tsp Oregano (Ground)
  • ½ tsp White Pepper Ground
  • ¼ tsp Chilli Flakes Crushed


  1. Combine ingredients for the Bahian seasoning in a bowl. Cut fish into bite sized pieces and cover in the spice mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until needed.
  2. Make salad with chickpeas and other salad ingredients. Squeeze over lemon and season to taste.
  3. Heat a fry pan over medium heat and add a tablespoon of oil. Cook fish for 4-5 minutes or until just cooked.
  4. Serve with salad and a wedge of lemon.

I actually cooked this recipe twice – once just for Mr Monkey, Lily and myself and then once for my parents and Lily. The end result was pretty much the same both times (except I doubled the dumpling mixture the second time). The photos in the slideshow above are from the second cooking.

This was a really yummy, hearty recipe – perfect for this type of weather lately. I followed the recipe and cooked it in the oven but it would be a perfect slow cooker recipe. You’d simply brown the meat off first, saute the carrot etc and then add it all to the slow cooker. I’m not sure how long you’d cook it in the slow cooker but you could probably follow the recipe if you use the “high” setting on the slow cooker (check your slow cooker instructions if you’re unsure). Add the dumplings like you would in the recipe and done!

The meal went down really well with the family – Mum loved the dumplings and was impressed with the use of paprika – she said she wouldn’t have thought to use it in a stew. Dad loved how tender the meat was. Lily ate all of her meat plus some of Dad’s so I think that mean’s she liked it! Mr Monkey liked it and so did I, but I did find the flavour very strong and could only eat a small amount.

I think next time I’d try it in the slow cooker, using the McCormick herbs that we have in the cupboard.


Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post and McCormick also provided all of the ingredients to cook this meal. However, I cooked the meal with my own hands (and a bit of help from Lily) and all opinions are my own. 

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