Blue Cheese and Pesto Fillet

If you want to try something new and impress your guests the Blue Cheese and pesto fillet is just the right meal.


4x 200g Fillet steaks

1 teaspoon salt

Pinch of white pepper

1 cup basil pesto

1/3 cup blue cheese

½ cup fresh basil leaves


Prepare and heat grill. Place steaks on a platter; sprinkle both sides with salt and pepper. Using a very sharp knife, cut into the side of each steak, creating a pocket. Be careful not to cut through to the other side. Fill each pocket with about 2 tablespoons pesto.

Grill steaks, covered, over medium coals for 5 minutes. Turn steaks, cover again, and cook for 4 minutes. Top each steak with 2 tablespoons of pesto and sprinkle blue cheese on top of the pesto. Cover and grill for 2 to 5 minutes, until desired doneness is reached. Meanwhile, roll basil leaves into a round shape and cut into thin strips, creating a chiffonade. Place steaks on serving platter and sprinkle with basil chiffonade. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve.

Recommended wine: The Alto Cabernet Sauvignon will be the perfect wine with this dish.


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