Mustard-roasted beef fillet

Mustard-roasted beef fillet

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 50 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 20

Perfect for a make-ahead wedding buffet

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
265
protein
36g
carbs
2g
fat
13g
saturates
5g
fibre
0g
sugar
1g
salt
1.39g

Ingredients

  • 2 x 1½ kg/3lb 5oz beef fillets, cut from the middle (ask you butcher)
  • 2 tbsp cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • small pot Dijon mustard
  • 20 slices prosciutto

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Method

  1. Season the fillets generously with the cracked pepper and salt. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or flameproof roasting tray until starting to smoke. Then, one at a time, sear the fillets until brown on all sides – about 6 mins per fillet. Leave the beef to cool slightly. Meanwhile, lay the prosciutto so that it’s overlapping on two large sheets of greaseproof paper.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Brush the beef all over with mustard and place on the prosciutto. Wrap the prosciutto around the beef and secure with string.
  3. Sit the fillets next to each other on a roasting tray and roast for 40 mins for medium or 50 mins for well done. Leave the beef to cool in the roasting tray. Dab the fillets with kitchen paper to remove any excess juices. Then either carve into thin slices and lay over two platters or place the fillets on the platters and serve with a carving knife and fork, so that guests can help themselves.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2006

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millie1's picture

I'd rather do a whole fillet, seared and then wrapped with the prosciutto and then cook as recipe, although I would cook at 200c for 30 minutes and let rest covered in foil for 20 minutes

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