Thursday, 17 December 2009

Beef fillet with red wine, anchovies, garlic and thyme

Another of nigella's beef with anchovies recipes, this one with red wine, garlic and thyme.  This recipe makes enough for 8 people.  I made it just for 1!

- Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil and 30g butter in a casserole dish or heavy baking tin.
- Add 8 finely chopped shallots and a little salt and gently fry for 5 mins until soft.
- Then add a few sprigs of thyme and 8 cloves of garlic, just peeled and squashed.
- After 2 mins, add 12 anchovy fillets and cook on a low heat, until they've fused with everything else.
- Remove this mixture, turn up the heat, and sear 2 x 750g fillets of beef, sprinkling with 2 teaspoons sugar as you do.
- Add 4 tablespoons brandy, let it bubble up and then add 300ml red wine.
- Return the shallot mixture to the pan, turn the beef in it, reduce the heat, cover and cook for 10 mins.
- Check it and give it another 5-10 mins if necessary, then remove from the pan.
- Turn up the heat to bubble up a bit, add 30g butter and use as a sauce for the beef.

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