Roasted sirloin of beef with salsa verde

Roasted sirloin of beef with salsa verde

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Prep: 15 mins


Serves 8 - 10

For nice, neat slices, roast the beef the day before, cool, then chill before slicing. This makes it easier to carve

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal353
  • fat22g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs1g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre0g
  • protein38g
  • salt0.41g


  • 1½ kg sirloin of beef



    The classic choice of meat for a British Sunday roast. Beef is full of flavour, as…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • rocket and crusty bread, to serve



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

For the salsa verde

  • 2 tbsp capers, rinsed, drained and chopped
    Capers in bowl



    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub that grows in the Mediterranean. As they…

  • 2 tbsp gherkins, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch spring onion, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • small bunch parsley, finely chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • juice 2 lemons



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Heat oven to 240C/220C fan/gas 9. Rub the beef all over with the oil and season with some salt and lots of black pepper. Transfer to a roasting tray and cook for 20 mins, then turn the oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5 and roast for a further 10-15 mins per 450g for medium-rare, 15-20 mins per 450g for medium, 20-25 mins for medium-well and 25-30 mins for well done. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  2. To make the salsa verde, mix all the ingredients with some salt and pepper. Thinly slice the beef and arrange on a serving platter, drizzle with the salsa verde and rocket leaves and eat with the crusty bread.

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29th Jun, 2020
This was delicious! I needed a recipe fo a joint of beef that needed using, but did not want the hassle of the potates, veg and gravy. I served it with fries, mushrooms and onions - as if it were steak. I think it would go fabulously with the bread and rocket as suggested (Husband has a bread phobio almost lol hence I couldn't do bread). Also would go well with new potatoes. The salsa is strong but goes so well with the beef. You could serve this for guests as part of a buffet or a sit down dinner and they would think you spent hours making it. One addition we made was slits in the beef and we spread english mustard and horseradish on it. Yum!
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