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Quick roast beef with almond sauce

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for quick roast beef with almond sauce.

By Lisa Featherby & Alice Storey
  • Serves 6
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Quick roast beef with almond sauce


  • 1 beef fillet (1.2kg), trimmed
  • 60 ml extra-virgin olive oil (¼ cup)
  • 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 extra-virgin olive oil (¼ cup)


  • 1
    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).
  • 2
    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.
  • 3
    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.