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Raw beef fillet with mint, oregano, garlic and lemon

Raw beef fillet with mint, oregano, garlic and lemon

By Emma Knowles & Lisa Featherby
  • Serves 4
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 1 min cooking
Raw beef fillet with mint, oregano, garlic and lemon
Raw beef fillet with mint, oregano, garlic and lemon

Ingredients

  • 40 ml extra-virgin olive oil (2 tbsp)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced using a mandolin
  • 20 ml lemon-infused extra-virgin olive oil (see note) (1 tbsp)
  • 750 gm aged beef fillet, trimmed (about ½)
  • 1 cup mint leaves, thinly sliced (loosely packed)
  • ½ cup oregano leaves, thinly sliced (loosely packed)
  • To serve: lemon wedges and crusty bread

Method

Main
  • 1
    Heat extra-virgin olive oil in a small frying pan over low-medium heat, then add garlic and cook until just golden (about 1 minute). Remove from heat, cool and add lemon oil.
  • 2
    Thinly slice beef fillet across the grain. Working with one piece at a time, place between two pieces of baking paper and, using a rolling pin or meat mallet, pound until very thin. Remove top sheet of paper and holding the other sheet, invert onto a plate and peel paper away. Repeat with remaining beef, then scatter with garlic and herbs and drizzle over oil. Serve with lemon wedges and bread to the side.

Notes

Lemon-infused extra-virgin olive oil is available from select delicatessens.
Drink Suggestion: Crisp Portuguese white. Drink suggestion by Max Allen

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  • Author: Emma Knowles & Lisa Featherby