Beef with Shallots


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Simple Food

Simple Food

By Jill Dupleix

Published 2002

  • About

My friends tell me that every time they cook this, their guests say it’s just like eating in a restaurant. It is better than that, though. Restaurants don’t give you second helpings of mash.


  • 20 small brown shallots
  • 600 g rolled fillet of beef, tied with string
  • 2 tbsp


Cook the unpeeled shallots in simmering water for 5 minutes, then drain and peel.

Heat the grill, or a cast-iron grill pan or fry pan, until hot. Rub the beef with 1 tbsp olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Grill or pan-sear the beef on all sides until well marked, but still rare inside, around 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

In the meantime, cook