Fillet Steak with Cherry Red Wine Sauce

10 Jun 2024

| easy | Serves


  • 2 x fillet steaks
  • 450g cherries, pitted (we have used frozen and defrosted)
  • 1 small red onion very finely diced
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • A handful of fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 150ml dry red wine
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste



Preheat the grill

Preheat the grill to 200°c.


Melt the butter

Melt the butter in a cast iron pan on the side burner and add the red onion. Stir until golden.

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Add the cherries and the thyme

Add the cherries and the thyme and stir occasionally until the cherries soften.


Add the red wine

Add the red wine, balsamic vinegar, honey, mustard, salt and pepper.

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Allow the mixture to bubble away

Allow the mixture to bubble away and stir to prevent sticking. Remove from the heat when the sauce has reduced and is nice and thick.


Season your fillet steaks

Season your fillet steaks with plenty of salt and pepper then place over direct heat.

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Allow to sear until grill marks appear

Allow to sear until grill marks appear then flip and repeat on the other side. Remove from the heat when the steak has reached your desired finish.


Allow the steak to rest

Allow the steak to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with cherry red wine sauce and perfectly salted frites.

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Recipe Author

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Hailing from East London, Jack is a culinary artisan with a passion for all things smoky, sizzling, and downright delicious. With a background deeply rooted in the art of barbecue, Jack has honed his craft over the years, becoming a true pitmaster extraordinaire. More than just a chef, Jack is a firm believer that barbecue is about more than just food—it's about bringing people together with an aim to turn every meal into a memorable experience.

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