Peppered fillet & rocket salsa verde

Before indulging in the sweets, why not start off with savory treats?

This simple recipe will be spine-tingling for the whole family.

Ingredients (serves six people)

1. 1,5 kg beef fillet

2. Olive oil

3. Sea salt and black pepper

4. 1/3 cup Dijon mustard

5. 3 Tbsp pink peppercorns

Rocket Salsa Verde

30g each rocket, dill and basil, chopped

2 anchovies, chopped

1 Tsp Dijon mustard

1 Tbsp capers, chopped

Juice of ½lemon

½cup olive oil

Sea salt and black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Brush fillet with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Place a large frying pan over high heat, sear the fillet on all sides until browned and set aside.

2. For the rocket salsa verde: mix the rocket, dill, basil, anchovies, Dijon mustard, and capers. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil.

3. Brush fillet with mustard and roll in pink peppercorns. Place on a lined baking tray and roast for 20 minutes. Remove and allow to rest for 20 minutes before slicing. Serve with rocket salsa verde.

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