Thursday, 1 December 2011

Beef Fillet with Oven Baked Mushroom Sauce

The other day I had to organise a dinner party with not a lot of notice.  This is my very quick recipe that I often cook for friend and family.

1 whole Beef Fillet
1 Tbs Chopped Fresh Rosemary
1 Tbs Chopped Fresh Thyme
1 Tbs Chopped Fresh Oregano
1 Tbs Good Quality Salt Flakes (I use either "Maldon" or Murry River Salt)
Approx 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

For the Mushroom Sauce
2 to 3 cups of quartered Mushrooms
Approx 2 Tbls Flour (You can use Gluten Free if you wish)
1 Tbls Soy Sauce
1 1/2 Cups milk
approx 1/4 cup Chicken Stock

Fold the thin end of the Fillet over to make the fillet a uniform thickness.  Tie string around the fillet in several places to prevent the fillet from shrinking when cooking. See picture below.

Mix the herbs, salt and pepper together.  Roll the tied fillet in the mixture until well covered.  Sear in a roasting pan for a couple of minutes on each side.  (The pan should be one that can go on the stove top and in the oven)

Place chopped mushrooms in the roasting pan with the beef.  Place in oven Preheated to 200 C.  Cook for 20-30 minutes (I like my meat rare so i always take the meat out after 20 minutes.)

Cover the meat in foil and rest while you make the mushroom sauce.  Put the roasting pan with the mushroom on the stove top.  Sprinkle with the flour and cook for a little time until the flour has been absorbed by the liquid and thicken slightly.  Add the soy, stock and milk and cook until it has obtained the correct consistency.

I serve this with a nice green salad and my smashed potatoes.  Very easy and delicious.

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