We love a good Fillet Steak with Prawns and Lemony Garlic Butter and this deliciously simple, chef-curated recipe doesn't disappoint. Time to bust out the pots and pans!
Preheat your oven to 200°C. Take the steaks out of the fridge and pop them onto a plate so they can come up to room temperature. Chop the potatoes into wedges (no need to peel!). Pop the potatoes on a large baking tray in a single layer. Drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat in the oil, then roast on the top shelf of your oven until golden, 25-30 mins. Turn halfway through cooking. TIP: Use 2 trays if necessary, you want the wedges nicely spread out.
Peel the garlic cloves, pop into a square of foil, drizzle with oil then scrunch up to make a parcel. Place on the tray alongside the wedges and roast until soft, 10-12 mins. Meanwhile, zest and halve the lemon. Finely chop the chives (or use scissors if it's easier). Trim the bottom 2cm off of the asparagus and discard. Pop the asparagus onto a baking tray, drizzle with oil and season with salt and pepper.
Roast the asparagus in the oven, until tender and slightly crisped, 15-20 mins. Meanwhile, heat a frying on high heat (no oil). When hot, add the lemon, cut side down and cook until the flesh is caramelised and charred, 2-3 mins. Remove from the pan and set aside. Remove the garlic from the oven. Open the garlic parcel carefully and pop the cloves into a bowl (with any oil) Discard the foil. Crush the cloves with a fork until smooth. Add the butter, half the chives, and the lemon zest and mix well with a fork to create your flavoured butter.
When the potatoes have 10 mins left, heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan on medium high heat. Season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper. When hot, add the fillet steaks to the pan. Fry until browned, 1- 2 mins on each side. Lower the heat to medium and cook the steaks for another 2-3 mins on each side if you want them cooked to medium-rare. Add 1-2 mins extra on each side if you like your steak medium or well done. IMPORTANT: The steak is safe to eat when the outside is cooked.
Transfer the steaks to a plate and wrap loosely in foil to rest. Return the pan to medium-high heat, add a drizzle of oil if the pan is dry. When hot, add the prawns and stir-fry for 3-4 mins. IMPORTANT: The prawns are cooked when pink on the outside and opaque in the middle. Once cooked, remove the pan from the heat and add the flavoured butter to the pan. Use a spoon to coat the prawns in the butter.
Take the potatoes and asparagus out of the oven and share between your plates. Slice the steaks and serve alongside. Spoon the prawns and their sauce over the steaks. Sprinkle over the remaining chives along with the charred lemon alongside for squeezing over. Enjoy!