Roast Rib-eye with winter root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and horseradish cream
1.5kg rib-eye (allow approx. 400g per person)
Handful of rosemary and fresh thyme
2 garlic cloves
Winter root vegetables (swede, pumpkin, turnip, parsnip, potatoes), chopped
Salt, pepper, olive oil
Horseradish cream (whisk together 1 tablespoon thickened cream, 1 teaspoon horseradish, pinch of salt and pepper)
1 cup of flour
1 cup of eggs
½ cup milk
½ cup water
* Serves 4
Preheat oven to 140˚C. Season beef with salt and pepper; heat 1 tablespoon of oil in large frypan and add beef when pan is very hot. Seal beef on each side, remove from frypan and place in oven. Slow roast for 45 mins or until internal temperature is at 42˚C. To test without using a thermometer, pierce meat with a metal skewer until at the centre. Remove and press skewer to skin (upper lip is best as it is most sensitive). Beef is ready when skewer temperature is comfortably warm on the skin. When ready remove beef from oven, cover with foil and rest for about half the time it was cooked for – in this case, about 20 minutes.
Increase oven to 200˚C. Warm some oil in a frypan, add root vegetables and toss through oil until coloured. Transfer to a shallow baking dish, add a handful of thyme and rosemary, whole garlic cloves, salt, pepper and a coating of olive oil. Place in oven.
Roast vegetables for 20 mins, or until browned. Five minutes before serving, place beef back in oven for another five minutes. Vegetables and beef will then be ready to serve together.
Heat oven to 220˚C.. Half fill each cup of a muffin tin with beef dripping (or lard) and place in hot oven. Whisk wet ingredients together then pour slowly into flour, stirring constantly. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, hand whisk until mixture resembles a batter, with soft, firm peaks. When dripping/lard is bubbling in muffin tins, remove from oven and carefully ladle in batter until full. Bake on 220˚C. for 20 minutes then continue at 150˚C. for 10 minutes.
Carve beef and arrange on plate with a bed of roast vegetables, one Yorkshire pudding and a dollop of horseradish cream.