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PEPPERED BEEF FILLET WITH FRENCH-STYLE PEAS

1 Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. 2 Tie beef at 2cm (¾-inch) intervals with kitchen string. Sprinkle salt and pepper on board; roll beef firmly in seasoning. Heat half the oil in a large shallow flameproof baking dish; cook beef over high heat until browned all over. Roast, uncovered, about 20 minutes for rare or until cooked as desired. Remove beef from pan; cover, stand 15 minutes. 3 Meanwhile, pour boiling water over shallots in a heatproof bowl; stand 1 minute. Drain, peel shallots. 4 Heat remaining oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over low heat; cook shallots, covered, about 20 minutes or until tender. Add pancetta; cook, stirring, until browned. Add garlic and thyme; cook, stirring, until fragrant. Add wine; bring to the boil. Add stock; boil 2 minutes, then simmer, covered, about 8 minutes or until liquid has reduced by about one-third. Gradually add butter to sauce, stirring, until sauce thickens. Add peas and lettuce; simmer, covered, about 2 minutes or until peas are cooked and lettuce is tender. Season to taste. 5 Cut beef into slices; serve with vegetable mixture.

1kg (2-pound) piece beef eye fillet 2 tablespoons sea salt flakes 2 tablespoons freshly cracked black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 350g (11 ounces) shallots 100g (3-ounce) piece pancetta, chopped finely 2 cloves garlic, sliced thinly 3 sprigs fresh thyme ²⁄³ cup (160ml) red wine ½ cup (125ml) beef stock 50g (1½ ounces) butter, chopped ½ cup (60g) frozen baby peas 2 baby cos (romaine) lettuce (480g), trimmed, cut into wedges

prep + cook time 50 minutes (+ standing) serves 4 nutritional count per serving 49.9g total fat (19.6g saturated fat); 3815kJ (911 cal); 5.9g carbohydrate; 102.6g protein; 5.7g fibre serving suggestion Serve with mashed potato.

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THE DINING ROOM

Farm House Cooking  

A cookbook that reflects the lifestyle and warmth of a traditional farmhouse with classic comforting recipes that also have a modern twist.

Farm House Cooking  

A cookbook that reflects the lifestyle and warmth of a traditional farmhouse with classic comforting recipes that also have a modern twist.

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