Beef fillet and fresh salad

Recipe from: 10 September 2010
recipes fillet beef

Ingredients 29
Servings 4
Time 30 mins


  • Rub:
  • 2
    coriander seeds
  • 2
    yellow mustard seeds
  • 2
    black mustard seeds
  • 2
    black pepper corns
  • 2
    smoked salt flakes
  • 1
    citrus lime salt flakes
  • 1/2
    dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2
  • 3
    sprigs rosemary (remove the leaves from the stem)
  • Fillet:
  • 1
    whole fillet
  • 1
    onion roughly chopped
  • 2
    sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • 6
    whole cloves of garlic
  • 1
  • Salad:
  • 1
    head of lettuce
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Courgettes, sliced
  • Cucumber, sliced
  • Carrot batons
  • Red pepper, sliced
  • Hard boiled eggs, cut in half
  • Olives (green and black)
  • Sprouted seeds
  • Cocktail brinjals
  • Danish feta
  • Tinned anchovies (optional)


40 mins
Pre-heat your oven to 200 degrees.
Place all of the spices and rosemary in either your pestle & mortar or a spice mill.
Pound them till ground.
Heat a grilling pan or frying pan until it's smoking.
Massage the whole fillet with some olive oil.
Seal the whole fillet in the pan.
The pan juices are going to be used to create your sauce so don't throw them away.
Once the fillet is well coloured roll it in the rub until it is well covered.
De-glaze your frying pan with 1/3 of a bottle of a good strong red wine.
Once all the alcohol has cooked off pour it over  roughly chopped onion, cloves of garlic and  rosemary in a roasting pan.
Add about a cup of water to prevent the sauce from drying out in the oven.
Place a rack in the roasting pan and put the meat which is covered in the rub on top of the rack.
Put in the oven for 20 minutes.
Remove meat after 20- 30 minutes and allow it to rest. Loosely cover the meat with a piece of tin foil to prevent it from drying out.

Slice up all your ingredients and arrange them on a plate.

Slice your fillet and place on top of the salad.
Reduce roasting sauce, add either a teaspoon of cranberry or redcurrant jelly (optional) and pour over your meat.

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