Peppered fillet steak with parsley potatoes

Peppered fillet steak with parsley potatoes

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(14 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 30 mins


Serves 2

This supper is for two, so push the boat out on a prime cut of beef- great for a weekend night in

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal494
  • fat22g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein35g
  • salt0.2g


  • 3 large red-skinned potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes



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  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle extra
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  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 beef fillet steaks (each about 140g/5oz)
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • small knob of butter



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  • watercress salad, to serve



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  1. Tip the potatoes into a pan of water, bring to the boil, simmer for 2 mins, then drain. Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add the potatoes and sizzle gently for 20 mins, tossing occasionally, until golden and crispy all over. When the potatoes are cooked, add the garlic to the pan and fry for 1 min more. Finally, toss through the parsley, season with sea salt and set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, rub the steaks with a drizzle of oil, then press in the black pepper. Heat a griddle pan until hot, and cook the steaks to your liking (2½ mins each side for medium rare, 3½ mins for medium, 4½ mins for well done). Leave steaks to rest for 5 mins, then top with a knob of butter and serve with the potatoes and some watercress salad.

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9th Oct, 2019
Really tasty and quick. Substituted fillet for rib eye (a little less on the cooking time for the desired "doneness") and had no parsley but the potatoes were still a success. Will make this again.
5th Mar, 2014
I love the potatoes,so crispy~ and it's incredibly easy.
11th Sep, 2013
So simple to prepare, yet so delicious!
5th Mar, 2013
Great steak recipe. Had for supper last night as in desperate need of the iron following a full-on weekend working non-stop!
Frantic Flapjack
11th Dec, 2012
This was a lovely dinner. The steak was juicy and the parsley potatoes turned out very well - much nicer than chips.
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