Yesterday, I introduced Sandy Salle and her ethnic cookbook, A Taste of Africa: Culinary Journeys Through the World’s Most Beautiful Continent. The cookbook includes recipes from a cross section of chefs who focus on southern and Eastern Africa cuisine along with useful information about each African location.
Today, meat lovers can enjoy Salle’s favorite recipe for stuffed chateaubriand. This entree is prepared at The Hide Safari Camp located in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe’s largest game reserve. The Hide consistently stands out from its competition as one of the Best Safari Lodges in Zimbabwe.
Ingredients for Succulent Stuffed Chateaubriand with Roquefort Butter and Caper Potatoes
For the Meat
- 500g chateaubriand beef fillet
- French Mustard
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 50 ml olive oil
For the Stuffing
- 25 grams of Roquefort Cheese
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 sprig thyme
- 40 grams of unsalted butter
- salt, pepper to season
For the Potatoes
- 1 kgs potatoes, pealed and boiled in salted water
- 30 grams butter
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard
- ½ cup finely chopped capers or caper berries
- salt and pepper for seasoning
Preparing Succulent Stuffed Chateaubriand with Roquefort Butter and Caper Potatoes
Steps for the Meat and Stuffing Preparation
- Preheat the oven to 180°C.
- Mash together the Roquefort cheese, butter, garlic, thyme and black pepper.
- Cut a slit in the fillet lengthwise. Rub the inside with French Mustard and season with black pepper.
- Fill the slit with stuffing and tie with string to retain shape.
- Brown the rolled fillet in olive oil and then cook in hot oven for 20 – 30 minutes.
- Cut the chateaubriand and place on a serving plate
Steps for the Potato Preparation
- Mash the potatoes together with the margarine, milk and mustard.
- Add capers and season to taste with the salt and pepper.
- Use a piping bag to make curls of potato on the serving plate.
- Sprinkle grated cheese on top
- Bake in oven until the cheese is about to melt.
- Sprinkle ground paprika for garnish.
I received a complimentary copy of A Taste of Africa: Culinary Journeys Through the World’s Most Beautiful Continent.
When Sandy isn’t trekking or writing in Colorado, she is traveling. She has visited more than 40 countries and lived as an international teacher in Bangalore, India. Sandy’s award-winning book, May This Be the Best Year of Your Life, is a resource for people contemplating an ex-pat lifestyle and living outside their comfort zone.
Sandy’s lifestyle and travel experiences are frequently shared with international and domestic online sites and print media. She has contributed stories to Hemispheres, Destinations Magazine, KUHL’s Born in the Mountain blog, Grand Magazine, Wandering Educators, Golden Living, AARP, Hadassah magazine, Localliz, One Travel, Miles Away, Canadian Jewish News, Getting On Travel, Far and Wide, Colorado Parent, Traveler Confidential, Family Circle- Momster, and others.