Beef Scotch Fillet with Chermoula Butternut, Dates and Feta Whip

Dates and feta whip compliment the gourmet steak perfectly.

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Beef Scotch Fillet with Chermoula Butternut, Dates and Feta Whip

This dish most recently appeared in My Gourmet Food Bag on Sunday, May 28, 2017.


  • 400g butternut pumpkin, peeled and diced 1cm
  • 1 fennel bulb, core removed, cut in half lengthways and sliced 0.5cm
  • 1 tablespoon chermoula spice mix
  • 50g chopped dates and walnuts
  • ½ bag baby kale leaves *


  • 300g beef scotch fillet steak (at room temperature)


  • 50g feta cheese, crumbled *
  • 3 tablespoons milk


  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves and stalks *
  • PREHEAT oven to 220°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 1 Toss butternut and fennel with chermoula spice mix and a drizzle of oil on prepared tray. Season with salt and pepper and roast for about 20 minutes, until tender and caramelised. Turn halfway to ensure even cooking.
  • 2 While butternut roasts, heat a drizzle of oil in a medium fry-pan on high heat. Pat beef dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper. Cook beef for 3-4 minutes each side for mediumrare (depending on thickness), or until cooked to your liking.
  • 3 Remove beef from pan and set aside, covered with foil, to rest for 2-3 minutes before slicing thickly against the grain.
  • 4 While beef rests, add feta and milk to a small bowl and use a whisk or fork to mix until smooth. Season with pepper and set aside.
  • 5 When vegetables have about 5 minutes cook time remaining, remove from oven, toss through dates and walnuts and roast a further 5 minutes, until walnuts are toasted. Remove from oven and toss through baby kale until slightly wilted.
  • TO SERVE divide chermoula butternut between plates and top with slices of beef scotch fillet. Drizzle over feta whip and garnish with coriander.
  • SERVES 2-3

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 1914 kj / 457 kcal
  • Protein: 38.1g
  • Carbohydrate: 28.2g
  • Fat: 21.7g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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