Beef Fillet Pot Roast
Brown the eye fillet in about 1 inch of hot peanut oil
Remove from pot and tip the oil out then add a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and
Gently braze the chopped vegetables for a minute or so:-
Carrot, Celery, Italian Parsley, a little fresh Thyme and Rosemary, 2 small tomatoes and a Leek, tops and roots and all - the leek roots has more flavor than the rest of the plant.
Last add a Bay leaf and a KNOR beef stock cube.
Add the browned Fillet and top up with hot water, simmer about 40 – 50 minutes or till done = 77C or 170 F. There is nothing worse than over done meat as it gets stringy and tasteless.
When the fillet is cooked remove, strain the stock, and rest the meat in the stock for 1 – 2 hours to obtain moister before serving.
Use the stock to make pot roast gravy ,at the finish of the gravy I added a dessertspoon of lingonberry jelly that I got from IKIA some time ago, alternately use Redcurrant Jelly, This will give the Gravy a delicate finish.
Serve with steamed new Potatoes, Carrot and baked Pumpkin and home pickled Dill Gherkins