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How to Cook a Beef Eye Fillet

How to Cook a Beef Eye Fillet

Preparing and cooking eye fillet steaks

  1. Have the fillet at room temperature and blot it dry with kitchen paper.
  2. Slice the fillet into steaks, at least 2cm but ideally 3.5cm thick.
  3. Massage a herb rub into the steaks (try dried rosemary and oregano) and then brush them with a little olive oil and season with sea salt flakes. This gives the steaks a lovely seasoned crust.
  4. Preheat a pan to hot before putting the steaks in the pan. Don’t be tempted to put them in too early – they won’t get a lovely brown crust if your do.
  5. When the steaks hit the pan, reduce the heat to medium.
  6. Cook the steaks on one side until moisture begins to bead on top, then turn and cook the other side. Turn the steaks once only!
  7. It’s important to let the steaks rest after cooking. Place them on a clean plate and cover loosely with foil for 2-3 minutes before serving.

Roasting a whole beef eye fillet

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C.
  2. Snip the silver skin with scissors; tuck the skin of the beef under the fillet. Tie at 5cm intervals.
  3. Rub the fillet with oil and season generously.
  4. Brown the beef well on all sides. Roast for 15 mins per 500g for medium rare or 20 mins for medium.
  5. Rest the beef for 15-20 mins before slicing.

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