Saturday, July 17, 2010

1-2-3 Roast.

Yes it really is that easy.
A roast fillet of beef that's finished in 3 simple steps.
Roast beef- the most recognizable, comfortable, down-home dish that fills your house with beautiful smells. If cooked correctly, the fantastic color of medium-rare is one sight that can bring a smile to my face.
Is there anything that could possibly beat the sight of a table set with colorful dishes, a pile of smashed potatoes, buttery vegetables and pink piles of sliced juicy roast beef? Besides the sight of a warm cheese souffle, I think not.
This is one dish that I can always make, always with ingredients in the pantry, and can always adapt to what's on hand, reliably delicious.

1-2-3 Beef Roast.

You will need:
1 1/2 - 2 Ilb good fillet of beef
2 tbs room temperature butter
5 large sprigs fresh thyme, chopped
2 tbs garlic powder
Kosher salt and plenty of fresh black pepper

Step 1:
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

Step 2:
Combine the thyme, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the beef fillet with the butter, and massage in the herb mixture.

Step 3:
Place the seasoned room-temperature beef on a roasting dish.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, depending on the temperature of your oven for a nice medium-rare.

Let this sit for at least 10 minutes before slicing into! You don't want the juices from your lovely beef to run onto the cutting board.
If you want, you can sprinkle the sliced beef with some extra salt and fresh pepper.

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