Fillet Steak with Orange, Spelt and Walnut Salad Recipe

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25 min


15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 854 kCal 43%
Fat 49g 70%
  -  Saturates 11g 55%


  • 4 fillet steaks, around 200g (7oz) each
  • 6tbsp sesame seeds
  • for the salad
  • 450g (1lb) ready-cooked spelt (we used The Food Doctor, from Waitrose and independents), or pearl barley
  • 100g (4oz) walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • juice 1 orange
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • handful parsley, chopped
  • 100g (4oz) dried cranberries
  • 2 large handfuls watercress
  • 2tbsp olive oil


  • Heat the oven to 220C, 200C fan, 425F, gas 7. To cook the steaks, lightly oil and season them, and roll the sides in the sesame seeds (try not to get any on the top or bottom, as they’ll burn). Heat a frying pan with a drop of oil and, when sizzling, seal the steaks for 1 minute on the top and bottom, then transfer to the oven and cook for 10 to 14 minutes for rare to medium. Leave to rest on a plate for 5 minutes.

  • To make the salad, combine the salad ingredients and season. Stir steak juices through the salad; serve with the steaks.

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