If entertaining, a lean roasted fillet of beef makes it very special. Combine it with new potatoes, green vegetables and a Dijon mustard-flavored vinaigrette, and you have a masterpiece of simplicity.
Serve with French bread and the masterpiece is framed.
Preparation time: 35 to 40 minutes, plus cooling time.
Ingredients for 4 servings.
1 lb. (450 gm) tail-end beef fillet
1 1/2 tsp olive oil (extra virgin)
12 oz. (340g) new potatoes (scrubbed)
5 oz. (140g) green beans (halved)
3 1/2 oz. (100g) peas (shelled, fresh or frozen)
3 oz. (85g) leeks (finely shredded)
2 tbsp. chives (fresh, snipped).
1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil (extra virgin)
2 tsp. red wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
caster sugar, salt & pepper (to taste)