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Roast beef with Yorkshire puds, field mushrooms & parsley butter

Method

  • Preheat oven to 230°C fan forced (250°C normal).
  • To make the parsley butter, combine the butter and parsley with the lemon juice, garlic and 1 heaped tbsp mustard. Then roll in kitchen foil and freeze until needed. 
  • When ready, place the mushrooms around the edge of a large oven tray, skin side down, generously brush with ghee and season.
  • Then place the beef in the centre, fat side down. Season and smear generously with mustard. Cook in the oven to the desired degree (about 20-25 mins for medium-rare). Remove and rest, before slicing. 
  • At the same time, to make the Yorkshire puddings, generously brush a 12-hole muffin tray with melted ghee. Drip in a little more ghee and cook in the lower shelf of the oven for 10 mins. Carefully remove the tray from the oven.  
  • Then sift the flour into a bowl. Make a well in the centre, break the eggs in the middle and combine using a hand beater until fairly stiff. 
  • Mix together the milk and water. Then gradually add to the flour mixture, beating between each addition. Scrape down the sides with a spatula, beat until smooth and transfer to a jug. 
  • Pour the dough into the hot muffin tray and cook in the lower shelf of the oven for 15-20 mins until risen and golden.
  • Arrange the mushrooms on individual plates and top with the sliced beef and 2 slices of the parsley butter. Then serve with 1 or 2 Yorkshire puddings on the side of the plate.

Ingredients

  • 125 gm butter, softened
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • juice of ½-1 lemon
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • Dijon mustard
  • 6 large field mushrooms, peeled
  • melted ghee (or olive oil)
  • sea salt & freshly ground parsley
  • 700 gm piece of porterhouse, trimmed of all fat & sinew
  • 175 gm plain flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175 ml milk
  • 120 ml cold water

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