Whole fillet with guacamole stuffing
SERVES 4-6 Preparation 20 min Cooking 20-40 min
1 whole beef fillet (1 kg), halved horizontally but not cut all the way through salt and pepper
1 avocado, sliced
1-2 chillies, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped handful of fresh coriander,
chopped a little lemon juice and olive oil RUB
15 ml (1 T) tomato paste
10 ml (2 t) ground cumin
5 ml (1 t) paprika 2 ml (½ t) chilli powder
4 garlic cloves, crushed salt and pepper olive oil (with extra for basting,
SALSA handful of cherry tomatoes,
1 small red onion, chopped handful of fresh coriander and
TO SERVE tortillas, toasted in a griddle pan plain yoghurt seasoned with a
pinch of ground cumin
1 Fillet Open the meat and use the heel of your hand to flatten it slightly. Season with salt and pepper on the inside.
2 Stuffing Arrange the avocado on the bottom half of the fillet and sprinkle the rest of the stuffing ingredients over. Season with salt and pepper. Fold the other half of the meat over and truss with butcher’s twine or string.
3 Rub Mix all the ingredients and rub over the outside of the fillet. 4 Brown the meat over very hot coals to seal. Continue braaiing a little further from the heat until done to your liking (20-30 minutes for rare, 30-40 minutes for medium-well). Baste often with the rest of the rub or olive oil.
5 Salsa Mix the ingredients.
6 To serve Slice the fillet and serve with tortillas, salsa and cumin yoghurt.