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Fillet steak on sauteed sweet potatoes with grilled goats cheese starter

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Prep: Cook: 20 minutes

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Serves 2

This is a starter to really impress. Deceptively easy to make and guaranteed to be an instant favorite. Excellent with a group of friends or the perfect start to a special romantic evening.

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  • 1-2 sweet potatoes (larger are better)
  • Fillet steak (2 small pieces medium-thick)
  • 30g goats cheese
  • olive oil
  • knob of butter (unsalted)
  • Parsley to garnish
  • Sea salt / cracked black pepper to season


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut into slices 1cm thick. Place in a pan of boiling water for 10 minutes (or until softened) and then transfer into cold water and allow to cool.

  2. Pan sear the fillet steaks over a high heat to taste. I recommend medium-rare (2 minutes per side for medium thickness steak) and then leave to rest for 5 minutes to ensure the juices are reabsorbed.

  3. Whilst the steaks cook, sautee the cooled potatoes for 8 minutes in a large pan of olive oil and butter over a high heat. Turn half way through and they should have browned. Season with sea salt and black pepper.

  4. Layer the potatoes to form a base on the plate. The steak can then rest on top. Top the steak with a generous portion of goats cheese and grill the dish for 2-3 minutes until the cheese is softened.

  5. Garnish with a spring of parsley and serve.

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