- 2kg beef sirloin joint
The classic choice of meat for a British Sunday roast. Beef is full of flavour, as…
- 3 red chillies
- 5 garlic cloves
- few thyme sprigs or 1 tsp dried thyme
- 8 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 50g pine nut
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
- good handful parsley, roughly chopped
One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…
Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Wipe the meat with kitchen paper and set, fat-side down, in a roasting tin. Finely chop 2 chillies, 3 garlic cloves and the thyme leaves. Mix with 3 tbsp of the oil, season, then massage over the meat. Turn the meat, fat-side up, and massage in the remaining flavoured oil.
Roast the joint for 40-50 mins for medium rare, 10-15 mins longer for medium. If you have a meat thermometer, the temperature will read 55C for medium rare and 62C for medium.
Meanwhile, toast the pine nuts in a dry frying pan until lightly coloured, then tip into a bowl. Heat 1 tbsp oil in the pan, thinly slice the remaining garlic cloves and fry quickly until lightly browned. Tip into a separate bowl. Finely chop the remaining chilli and add to the bowl with the mustard, vinegar and seasoning. Whisk to mix, then whisk in the last 4 tbsp oil and half of the chopped parsley.
Let the meat rest for 20 mins, then thinly slice and arrange over a platter. Spoon over a little dressing, and scatter with the pine nuts and the rest of the parsley. Serve the remaining dressing separately.