Wishing you bunny ears, big smiles and baskets of chocolate eggs – Happy Easter everyone! Hope your celebrations are filled with laughter and kindness… and good food. For something extra-special we recommend Barbecued Mushroom Duxelles with Beef Fillet – fancy food without being too much effort. #Easter #braai #steak #chargrilled #familyandfriends #tastesgreat



Barbecued Mushroom Duxelles with Beef Fillet


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes



500g large Portobello mushrooms

250g Button mushrooms

2 shallots or 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped

4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped

2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only

2tbsp butter

2tbsp extra virgin olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper



1 Clean the mushrooms. Chargrill the Portobellos on the braai until char-marks appear.

2 Place Portobellos, Button mushrooms, shallots, garlic and thyme in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped – stop before it becomes a paste!

3 Place butter and olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the shallot and mushroom mixture and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Season with salt and pepper.

4 Serve dollops of the duxelles on fillet steak done to your likeness on the braai.