A fillet (or filet) (UK /ˈfɪlɪt/, US /fɨˈleɪ/; from the French word filet /filɛ/) is a cut or slice of boneless meat or fish.
The espetada is a typical Portuguese dish made usually of large chunks of beef rubbed in garlic and salt, skewered onto a bay leaf stick cooked over hot coals or wood chips. Other meats including pork and chouriço are also commonly used, but there are also other types like those made from squid but this is not a typical dish from Madeira.
The dish can be served on a skewer which hangs from a hook on a stand as it is presented to you.
Tender marinated fillet on a skewer.
Fillet espetada is sold by the kg.