roast fillet of beef with shallots and mushrooms

  • serves 8
  • Easy

Serve up this succulent centrepiece for a special occasion. Full of flavour, this roast dinner is surprisingly easy to make



  • soy sauce 2 tbsp
  • red wine vinegar 1 tbsp
  • olive oil
  • garlic cloves 4, plus 4 whole 
  • beef fillet 1.75kg
  • shallots 10, peeled
  • rosemary handful x 2
  • mixed mushrooms 350g


  • Step 1

    Mix 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, and 3 tbsp olive oil with 4 crushed garlic cloves. set aside. Season a 1.75kg beef fillet and put in a large plastic zip bag with the marinade. Marinate for at least 1 hour.

  • Step 2

    Pat dry and season again. Heat the oven to 200c/fan 180c/gas 6. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a pan and sear the beef on all sides, then put it in a tin with 10 peeled shallots. Sprinkle over a handful of rosemary and roast for 25 minutes for rare (another 10 minutes for medium-rare). Cover with foil and let it rest.

  • Step 3

    Mix 350g mixed mushrooms with 2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp soy sauce, 4 garlic cloves and another handful of rosemary. Season and roast for 15 minutes. Slice the meat and serve with a spoonful of mushrooms and shallots.