We cooked this for the main course at the St Patricks Day charity dinner. An amazing cut of beef from O'Flynn's butcher in Marlborough Street Cork City. Their sausages are delicious too. Ivan bought an aged fillet to feed ten people so ask your butcher for the right weight depending on how may you are feeding.
- Preheat your over to 180 degrees Celcius.
- Season your beef with salt and pepper by rubbing all over.
- Put your roasting tray on the hob with a little olive oil.
- Once hot sear your fillet of beef on all sides.
- This seals the meat to keep it moist.
- Pop into the oven and cook till it is done to your liking.
- If you like your meat well done then obviously it will take a lot longer to cook.
- Check with your butcher when buying if you are unsure of cooking times.
- To test how well the meat is cooked stick a skewer into the centre of the beef and hold it to your wrist depending on how hot it is you can then tell how cooked your meat.
- The hotter the skewer the more cooked your beef, if it burns you, you should not have bought aged fillet of beef.
- Serve with potatoes cooked in clarified butter, grilled cabbage and roast onions and a big green salad.