Lucia Mthiyanes roast beef fillet recipe

Lucia Mthiyane shares her crowd-pleasing roast beef fillet recipe from her cookbook Kitchen Queen.

Serves 4–6

You will need:

1.5 kg beef fillet

30 ml olive oil

15 ml coarse sea salt

10 ml freshly ground

black pepper

8 sprigs of rosemary

8 sprigs of thyme

12 cloves of garlic, sliced

How to make the beef fillet

1 Heat a medium skillet or large pan.

2 Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

3 If preferred, butterfly the fillet (otherwise keep it whole).

4 Rub the meat with the oil, salt and pepper.

5 Brown the meat for 5 minutes on each side in the piping hot pan.

6 Cover the pan with foil.

7 Reduce the oven temperature to 160 °C and roast the meat for 1½ hours.

8 Once cooked, remove the foil and sprinkle the rosemary, thyme and garlic over the steak.

9 Again cover with foil and let it rest for 15 to 20 minutes, depending on how you like your meat done, before serving.

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Lucia Mthiyane Kitchen Queen cook bookRecipe taken from Kitchen Queen by Lucia Mthiyane (Human & Rousseau)