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Pistachio Crusted Beef Fillet with Mint and Olive Tzatziki

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 800g piece beef eye fillet
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons za'atar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 250g Australian Greek style yogurt
  • 1/2 lebanese cucumber, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup stuffed green olives, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • tomato and roasted capsicum salad, for serving
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Method

  1. 1. Rub eye fillet with oil and roll in combined pistachios, za'atar and seasonings until well coated. Place on a wire rack inside a baking dish and roast at 180°C for 40-45 minutes or until done to your liking. Remove and cover for 10 minutes before slicing.
  2. 2. Combine yogurt, cucumber, olives, mint, garlic and seasonings. Refrigerate until required.
  3. 3. For serving, slice beef, dollop with tzatziki and accompany with salad.

Tips / Handy Hints

Za'atar is a middle eatern herb and spice blend containing oregano, sesame seeds and sumac. You can use other middle eastern spice blends, such as dukkah or baharat. Beef may be served warm or cool.

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