Fillet of beef

    50 min

    This is a straightforward recipe to achieve a tender, well-seasoned fillet of beef for a special occasion.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 1 (1.4kg) middle-cut fillet of beef
    • 2 teaspoons olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 teaspoons dried basil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried rosemary, crushed
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • fresh ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. Tie fillet of beef at 5cm intervals with food-safe string.
    3. Combine oil and garlic in a bowl; brush over beef. Mix basil, rosemary, sea salt and black pepper together in a bowl; sprinkle evenly over the meat.
    4. Roast fillet of beef in preheated oven until beginning to firm and is hot and slightly pink in the centre, 40 to 50 minutes.

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    I had a 4 lb. beef tenderloin and 6 people for dinner. I didn't want a 2 step process(sear and roast). I mixed the olive oil and all the ingredients togetherand spread like a paste. Added salt and peppe first. I cooked it for 50 minutes. It was fabulous. Medium rare from edge to edge and very flavorful.  -  11 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Loved it! The herbs flavor came through. Very basic and easy. Cooked at 350 for about 1-1/2 hours. Took out at 130 degrees and let rest. Inside was pink, outside well done and moist.  -  01 Apr 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Headline: Simple and easy-does-it recipe leads to a flavorful dinner. I cooked this to rare, as we prefer it that way. Thank you for the recipe.  -  03 Jan 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)