[Authentic English Roast]


Beef Tenderloin 800 gms
Onion 2 nos
GG chopped 1 tbsp
GG paste 1 tsp
Celery Sticks with heart 2 nos
Carrots  Med. Size 2 nos
Radish 1 no.
Salt to taste
Pepper Corn 1 tbsp
Bay Leaf 1 no.
Rosemary dried ½ tsp
Dil leaves ½ tsp
Olive oil 2tbsp
Butter 100 gms
Soya sauce 10 ml
BBQ sauce 10ml
Steak Sauce 10 ml
Ginger Honey 1 tsp



  • Remove unwanted loose ends from the Tenderloin cut off excess fat if any, Wash and pat dry with a Kitchen towel.
  • Poke the meat with 2 pronged fork , rub in salt and pepper , little olive oil and gg paste. Keep aside for half an hour.
  • 1for grilling . Make sure it doesn’t burn, Baste if required with oil and brown the meat on all four sides.
  • Now place the tenderloin in a tray, along with all ingredients. You can add one tomato cut into quarters into the tray. Keep aside.
  • Switch on the Oven and Pre Set the oven to 150 degree  centigrade and once the Oven has attained the temp. open the Oven and Place the tray inside and start roasting , basting one time or 2 times , with out affecting the temp. loss.
  • Roast for 45 minutes, and finally check the doneness. when there is tint of pink color on the meat when sliced the meat is ready.
  • You can serve the meat either as a starter or as a whole meal with Dijon Mustard .
  • You can place the cooked vegetables and butter into a bowl with 120 ml. of Red wine and blend well. This sauce also can be an accompaniment for the roast Tenderloin.
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