Fancy fillet

Recipe from: 2/24/1994 12:00:00 AM
Ingredients 13
Servings 4
Time 15 min

Ingredients

  • FILLING
  • 125
    g
    bacon
  • 1
    onion, finely chopped
  • 2
    cloves garlic, crushed
  • few black peppercorns
  • 250
    ml
    cream
  • 30
    ml
    chopped parsley
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 800
    g
    whole beef fillet
  • 125
    g
    feta cheese, crumbled
  • BASTING MIXTURE
  • 50
    ml
    oil
  • 25
    ml
    lemon juice
 

Method

30-45 min
 
Preheat the oven to 160 ºC (325 ºF). Fry the bacon until done, but not crisp. Remove from the pan and chop finely. Sauté the onion and garlic in the oil in the pan until the onion is soft. Add a few peppercorns. Add the cream and boil rapidly until the sauce has reduced by half. Stir frequently. Season with parsley, salt and black pepper to taste. Cool the mixture completely. Make an incision along the length of the fillet, but do no cut right through. Open it and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. Spoon the filling (reserve the sauce) onto one half of the fillet, close and secure with pieces of string at 25 mm spacing. Place the fillet on the rack of an oven roasting tin and bake for about 15-20 minutes per 500 g plus 15 minutes for rare, or 20-25 minutes per 500 g plus 20 minutes extra for medium rare. Baste the meat continuously with the basting mixture. Leave the fillet in the warming drawer before slicing. Slice in 2 cm slices, sprinkle with feta cheese and grill until the cheese has slightly browned. Serve with the remaining sauce and baked potatoes and vegetables. Serves 4-6.
 

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