Miff’s Stuffed Fillet


Posted by Miff Marais


  • 1.5kg Beef fillet, trimmed
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 2 TBSP melted butter (or olive oil)
  • 100g smoked oysters (canned) – optional OR chopped canned mushroom pieces & stems
  • 3 TBSP fresh breadcrumbs
  • 3 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
  • TSP dried thyme
  • TSP rosemary
  • Salt & black pepper
  • 2 TBSP melted butter
  • 1 Finely chopped onion
  • 1 Crushed clove of garlic (optional)
  • 2 TBSP sherry
  • 3 TBSP sour cream


  1. Make the stuffing first. Melt the butter, salt, onion and garlic.
  2. Let it cool down for a few minutes
  3. Then add the mixture of oysters (or mushrooms), breadcrumbs, parsley, thyme, rosemary, salt & pepper.
  4. Add sour cream and sherry and mix well.
  5. Cut the fillet down on one side of the fillet – leaving, the 2 ends closed. Stuff the fillet.
  6. Tie with string to keep in shape. Season lightly and brush with melted butter.
  7. Prepare fire and put a foil drip tray between the coals.
  8. Place meat on grill and seal – braai all around.
  9. Wrap the fillet in foil and place back on the braai – cook for 30-40 minutes.
  10. Serve with a simple pasta (fettuccini or Fusilli) cooked al dente and mixed with a dash of Pesto and fresh cream (optional) .