Roast fillet with papaya salsa

Recipe from: 6/22/2001 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 15
Servings 6


  • 1
    whole beef fillet
  • 3
    cloves garlic
  • 250
    soy sauce
  • 1
    orange, juice
  • milled black pepper
  • Salsa
  • 1
    medium-sized papaya
  • 2
    red chillies
  • 2
    cloves garlic
  • 5
    heaped, chopped lemon grass (fresh or bottled)
  • 5
    minced or fresh ginger
  • 30
    fish sauce
  • 15
    brown sugar
  • 1
    small lemon or lime, juice
  • 1
    large handful chopped fresh coriander


Preheat oven to 200 ºC.
Place beef in a roasting pan.
Mix marinade ingredients together and pour over meat.
Allow to marinate for a couple of hours if possible.
Roast for about 25 minutes for medium rare (well done fillet is totally uncool!)
To braai fillet, brown on all sides over hot coals, raise grid slightly and cook, basting frequently for about 30 minutes. It is very important to allow meat to 'rest' for about 10 minutes before carving.

Finely chop the papaya and place in a bowl.
Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over fruit. Toss gently to mix.
Chill until needed.
Serve thick slices of medium rare fillet with boiled baby potatoes or Chinese noodles and a side dish of salsa.


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