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Quick roast beef with almond sauce


You'll need

1 beef fillet (1.2kg), trimmed 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil 2 bunches cavolo nero, trimmed, coarsely torn   Almond sauce 90 gm blanched almonds 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped 40 gm fresh crustless white sourdough bread, coarsely torn, soaked in 40ml water for five minutes Juice of 1 lemon, or to taste 60 ml (¼ cup) extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 250C fan-forced or hottest setting on conventional oven and place a large baking tray in oven to heat. Rub beef with 2 tsp oil, season to taste, place on tray and roast, turning once, until cooked to your liking (20-25 minutes for medium-rare), then set aside to rest (5-10 minutes).
  • 02
  • While beef is cooking, make almond sauce. Process almonds and garlic in a food processor until finely chopped. Squeeze bread of excess water then add to processor along wtih lemon juice, oil and 100ml water and process to a smooth sauce (add more water if necessary), season well and set aside.
  • 03
  • While beef is resting, heat a frying pan over high heat, add half the remaining oil and half the cavolo nero, toss until almost wilted (1-2 minutes), add 2 tbsp water, toss until wilted (1-2 minutes), season to taste and set aside. Repeat with remaining oil and cavolo nero. Serve with beef and almond sauce.

At A Glance

  • Serves 6 people
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  • Serves 6 people

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Jun 2013

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