Such a family favourite in my country kitchen. I serve it with a simple salad and crispy potatoes, not to mention a glass of lovely local Pinot Noir, now thats perfection!
Judging by the demand for this wonderful local grass fed cut of beef in our little country butcher shop and the Online Country Produce Pantry, its also a favourite in your kitchen too.
If your going to cook with the best local produce, its always good to have the tricks of the trade. Wonderful produce deserves respect in my kitchen and in yours.
Follow my simple roasting instructions to make sure your Scotch Fillet Beef is roasted to perfection each and every time.
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Cup of fresh mixed herbs Sage, Rosemary and Thyme are awesome
2 Cloves Garlic Smashed with back of knife
Whole garlic for roasting if desired
Good drizzle of excellent Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 200ºC
Season the beef with the salt flakes and pepper. Let stand, covered on oven tray for ¼ hour so meat is not too cold when placing in oven
Roughly chop herbs and garlic, and then sprinkle over meat. Throw a bit under the roast beef as well, this will flavor underside of meat.
Use an extra whole garlic simple roasted with the beef for a whole other dimension when serving your beef.
Drizzle with olive oil
Roast according to your preference on the chart below.
Remove beef from oven; allow to rest on a warm plate for 10-15 minutes before carving. See my Resting Article for more tips and tricks.
Use pan juices to make a wonderful gravy
|60 minuets||75 minutes||90 minutes|
|Internal temp: 55-600C||Internal temp: 65-700C||Internal temp: 750C|
To Make A Quick Wholesome Pan Juice Gravy
• Take the meat from the roasting dish and set it aside to rest. Refrigerate of pop pan or juices into the freezer to separate fat from juices. When fat solidifies scrape of fat and discard.
• Place the roasting dish on the cook top, over a medium heat. Bring the juices in the roasting dish to the boil. Add 2 tablespoons of plain flour and stir constantly until the flour is well combined.
• Reduce the heat a little and cook, stirring often until the flour mixture is well browned. Take care that it does not burn.
• Slowly pour in 1 cups stock, stirring constantly until well combined.
• Bring mixture to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 3 minutes, stir occasionally.
• Season well with pepper and salt. When making Roast Beef Gravy a good dash Worcestershire adds flavor and color.