Preheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6. Secure roast with cooking string.
Make 8 slits around the roast about 1cm deep and insert 1/2 garlic clove into each slit. Sprinkle with fresh ground pepper. Place on a rack in roasting tin.
Roast in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 160 C / Gas mark 3, and insert meat thermometer into roast. Continue cooking about 1 hour, or to desired doneness; remove from oven. Loosely cover with foil, and let roast stand 15 minutes before slicing.
To serve, slice very thinly, and use the meat drippings for gravy.
Babajangas I can't believe how incredibly rude you are! You chose to try the recipe. The only person responsible for it not being how YOU like it is YOU. I also like a lot of garlic on my meat, it is all a matter of taste. Surely you had some idea when putting the garlic in if it seemed too much for your own liking? - 23 Feb 2013
This is the worst recipe that I have ever tried. I followed it to the letter and it ruined a very expensive piece of beef and left me very red faced. I absolutely LOVE garlic but this was overkill and ruined what was a very tender piece of beef that I had cooked to perfection! - 07 Dec 2009