Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
My idea of a special occassion dish, and one that Russell is often asked to cook for ME. I could eat the Salsa Verde off a spoon, I love the flavours so much.
- 500 g filet of beef, trimmed of all visible fat and sinew
- 4 tablespoons coarse grain mustard
- 4 teaspoons black peppercorns, crushed
- 4 teaspoons black mustard seeds, crushed (I use brown if that's what's in the cupboard)
- 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1 bunch flat leaf parsley
- 2 teaspoons capers, drained
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 anchovies, drained
- 20 ml lemon juice
- 2 slices bread, crusts trimmed
- 60 ml olive oil
- Preheat your oven to 190C degrees.
- Spread the meat with the mustard, then roll in the pepper and mustard seeds.
- Heat the oil in a frying pan, and add the beef, turning to brown on all sides.
- Place the beef in a baking dish, and cook for 35-40 minutes or until cooked to your liking.
- SALSA VERDE: Place the parsley, capers, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice and bread in a food processor or blender and work until finely chopped.
- With the motor running, slowly add the oil and continue processing to make a thick paste.
- To serve, slice the beef and serve with Salsa Verde.
What an easy way to prepare such a wonderful cut of beef.. We absolutely loved the salsa verde.. I have had this in restaurants before and always enjoyed it but have never made it my self. I am so glad I found this recipe, this is truly restaurant quality at half the price, since you can create such an elegant dish right in the comfort of your own home. I did have to use brown mustard seeds as that is what I had on hand but apart from that made as stated. I am not even a lover of anchovies, but love that little extra flavour they bring to this. A truly wonderful recipe Jan and we will be enjoying this again and again.. A definite winner!!
Absolutely amazing I felt like I was in a restaurant! Thanks for posting this wonderful special treat recipe. Would like to try it with other cuts of meat as suggested. Last but definitely NOT least I ADMIT that anchovies are wonderful in salsa verde and I cannot believe I never tried this wonderful sauce before. Mark was skeptical about this green sauce with "fancy" things in it but not only did he drizzle around the plate just like a chef, once he tasted it the sauce went everywhere... even on the baked potato ! Thanks Jan for another winner.