Fillet steak with salsa verde


2 beef fillet steaks, trimmed of fat,
(from the counter)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

25g pack fresh parsley, stalks removed
2 tbsp capers
½ clove garlic
4 anchovy fillets
½ tsp Dijon mustard
½ tsp red wine vinegar
7 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


1. Place all the ingredients for the salsa verde in a mini chopper/food processor and blitz until fairly smooth.

2. For the steak, heat a dry cast-iron or stainless steel frying pan on a high heat until hot. Smear the steaks with oil on each side and season with salt and black pepper. When the pan is very hot add ½ tablespoon of oil and quickly add the steaks. Fry for 2 minutes on each side for rare. Do not move the steaks in the pan as soon as you put them in otherwise they will stick – let them form a crust first and then you’ll be able to turn them over when browned.

3. Once the steak is cooked to your liking, remove from the pan onto a warm plate, and cover with foil and a couple of tea towels to keep warm. Leave to rest for 5-10 minutes. Serve with a little of the salsa verde sauce. 

Fillet steak with salsa verde
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes + resting time
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 15 minutes + resting time

Serves: 2

Nutritional Info

Typical values per serving:

Energy 2,794kJ
Fat 51.8g
Saturated Fat 11.6g
Carbohydrate 0.8g
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 50.8g
Salt 2.3g
Fibre 0.6g

with 1/2 of the salsa

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This recipe was first published in Thu Apr 28 15:50:00 BST 2016.