Mustard scotch fillet, roasted pumpkin served with Tuscan kale

Watch Masterchef cooking program in 2015. I love to eat kale and pumpkin. This program got me hungry the first time I watch Scotch fillet marinated in Dijon mustard, and I have just bought Scotch fillets. But I don’t have Dijon mustard.

Went over to my elderly neighbour to ask if she had Dijon mustard. She said yes, my daughter gave me a bottle. I hardly use it. I just keep in my pantry. You can have it. I thank her and come back start marinating my fillets.

Should I pureed my pumpkin like the cooking program? Should I make kale as chips? As usual I love to create my own recipes therefore, I decided to roast pumpkin and cook kale with garlic and oil. As a chili lover, I have added sweet chili sauce and some extra flavour Worcester sauce. My dinner is colourful, comforting, spicy delicious. Let’s cook!!!


6 scotch fillets (medium size and health smart)
2 Tbs finely chopped rosemary
4 Tbs Dijon mustard
4 Tbs Worcester sauce
5 Tbs sweet chilli sauce (OPT)
olive oil
salt and pepper


1 bunch Tuscan Kale, washed and drained
250 g bought cubed pumpkin
2 garlic cloves, chopped
5 Tbs chilli paste with soya bean oil
4-5 Tbs Olive oil
salt and pepper


To make marinade, combine all ingredients in a medium bowl except the sweet chili sauce. Add fillets and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to marinate.

Preheat oven 200 degree C. In the meantime, bring to boil water in a saucepan; put pumpkins and cook with a pinch of salt until tender then drain on paper towel. Place in the baking tray, season with salt and pepper and drizzle oil. Place in the oven to roast for 20–30 mins.

Cut up the Tuscan kale, heat the saucepan on high, add in oil and garlic fry for 2 minutes then add the stems as they are quite hard fry for 5-7 minutes then add in the leaves, sprinkle some water if leaves till hard. Toss around in saucepan. Season with salt and pepper.

Place the steaks in another tray put in the oven, reduced the temperature to 180 degrees C and cooked further the pumpkins about 10 -15 minutes. When the steaks and pumpkin is ready, plate them up, divide them equal portions and scoop the Tuscan kale and add to the steaks. Drizzle some of the oil from the Tuscan kale and drizzle extra sweet chili sauce if you wants extra hot.

Note: This recipe is for those who can take extra hot. My fillet is medium to well done. Cook it extra 5 mins for cook through; well done add extra 2 to 5 mins. If meat feel springy a bit that’s med rare, springy firm cook through, and blacker colour well done and a bit hard when feeling it.