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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives

Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives - Buttery delicacy - slow roasted over low heat

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466
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35 min.
Preparation
1 hr 45 min.
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moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 2 servings
2
fresh Beets (each about 125 grams)
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
14 ounces
Beef fillet (such as tenderloin or eye of round)
1 tablespoon
2
1 ounce
½ cup
White wine (or broth)
½
1 bunch
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Skillet, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Mortar, 1 Slotted spatula, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 1

Scrub beets and cover with cold water in a pot. Add caraway seeds and season with salt. Bring to a boil, then cover pot and cook over low heat until beets are knife-tender, 50-60 minutes.

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 2

Meanwhile, lightly toast fennel and coriander seeds in a dry pan over medium heat until fragrant and darkened. Remove from pan, let cool slightly and coarsely crush in a mortar or chop with a large knife. 

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 3

Rinse beef and pat dry. Season lightly with salt and roll in crushed spices, pressing to adhere.

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 4

Heat oil in pan over high heat. Cook beef on all sides until browned, then transfer to a baking sheet. Roast on middle rack of preheated oven at 100°C (fan: not recommended, gas: mark 1) (approximately 200°F) until medium-rare, 40-45 minutes. (If you want the meat well done, cook another 15-20 minutes.)

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 5

Drain beets. When cool enough to handle, peel and cut into long pieces. (Wear gloves to avoid staining your hands.)

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 6

Peel shallots and slice thinly.

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 7

About 5 minutes before beef is finished cooking, melt butter in pan over medium heat. Cook shallots until translucent.

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 8

Add white wine and bring to a boil.

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 9

Add beets to pan and cook until warmed through. Squeeze juice from lemon. Season beets with salt, pepper and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 10

Rinse chives, shake dry and finely chop.

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Spice-Crusted Beef with Chives preparation step 11

Roll cooked beef in chives, then slice in half crosswise and serve with beets. Serve immediately, with boiled potatoes and dill, if desired.

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