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    Roast Peppered Beef And Crushed New Potatoes With Roquette

    When topside is cooked to rosy-pink perfection, by a good blast of heat followed by a stint of more leisurely roasting, it stays lovely and tender. Both the potatoes and the beef are also just as good, and possibly even better, eaten cold the next day. If you want to serve it with a separate sauce, you could try a good scoop of creamed horseradish or a piquant salsa verde with anchovies, punchy green herbs and garlic.

    • Organic
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes
    • Cooking time: 50 minutes–1 hour 25 minutes, plus 20 minutes resting
    • Total time: 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 50 minutes 60 minutes 50 minutes

    Serves: 4


    • Crushed Potatoes
    • 750g Organic baby new potatoes
    • 1 Organic garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 Organic lemon, scrubbed and zested
    • 3 tbsp Organic capers, drained
    • 50g Organic Kalamata olives, pitted and roughly chopped
    • 50g Organic wild roquette
    • Roast Beef
    • 1kg Piece organic topside beef
    • 7 tbsp Organic extra virgin olive oil
    • 1 tbsp Organic whole black peppercorns
    • 2 tsp Organic sea salt


    1. Preheat the oven to 230°C, gas mark 8. Place the beef in a roasting tray and rub with 1 tbsp of oil. Grind the peppercorns and salt and rub over the joint. Roast for 20 minutes. Turn the heat down to 170°C, gas mark 3 and cook for 12–15 minutes per 500g for medium-rare or 20 minutes per 500g for medium-well done.
    2. Place the potatoes in a pan of cold water. Add salt and simmer for 15 minutes until they are tender. In a jug, mix the remaining olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, capers and olives. Take out the beef when ready, cover, and rest for 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Crush into large pieces, pour over the dressing, season and fold in the roquette. Serve the beef thinly sliced with potatoes and cauliflower cheese.

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    Drinks recommendation

    The peppercorns are particularly flattered by Grenache and Syrah.


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