Beef Fillet With Herb Crust

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Perfect Pixie

At Christmas we were visiting home to New Zealand. While there we went to dinner round at my aunty's and she made this splendid dish. I made her fork up the recipe because it was so wonderful.

Top Review by Sarah

These steaks turned out incredibly tender with a lovely flavour. I omitted the tomato relish/pesto sauce as I wasn't sure about the combination and I didn't think the steak needed anything else. Definitely one I will be making again, and will probably experiment with different herb mixes. Thanks Perfect Pixie.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For this recipe you will also need tomato relish and 1/2 cup pesto.
  2. Trim fat and membrane from each steak and season with sea salt and black pepper.
  3. In a smoking hot pan, add olive oil and sear the meat until it is sealed all over.
  4. Allow 2 minutes each side.
  5. Leave to rest while preparing crust.
  6. In a food processor, make fresh bread crumbs and process the fresh parsley.
  7. Combine together in a bowl, season with sea salt and pepper, add garlic and melted butter.
  8. Smear each steak with mustard.
  9. Place crust on each fillet piling on top.
  10. Place in 220° oven for 15-20 minutes.
  11. Rest meat 10 minutes before serving.
  12. While resting, prepare sauce.
  13. Gently heat 1 cup of your favourite tomato relish and 1/2 cup pesto.
  14. If you want to thin, use a little beef stock, this isn't necessary.

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