Basil Beef and Fingerlings with Olive Oil and Coarse Salt

TOTAL TIME: 8 hr 40 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 8 hr
Cook: 35 min
 
YIELD: 6 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • For the beef
  • 2 pounds beef fillet, at room temperature
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons (zest of 1 lemon, and the juice of 2 lemons)
  • 1 bunch fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Fleur de sel and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the potatoes
  • Kosher salt, for the water
  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes, scrubbed
  • Olive oil
  • Fleur de sel and freshly ground pepper
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Directions

For the beef:
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Roast the meat 15 minutes in a roasting pan. Remove, and cool. Thinly slice with a sharp knife.

Mix the oil, lemon zest and juice, and basil in a bowl. Toss with the meat in a glass casserole. Season the mixture with salt, and pepper, and spread the mixture out, cover, and refrigerate all day or overnight, turning once or twice. Serve at room temperature.

For the potatoes:
Bring a large pot of water to the boil. Salt it, as you would for pasta. Add the potatoes, and cook until tender when you test them with a fork. Drain. Toss the potatoes in olive oil, and season with salt and pepper, and serve.

For the plate:
Plate some beef and potatoes side by side on a plate and enjoy!

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  • on February 15, 2014

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    Never was there a more perfect summer dish. Love it Laura!

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  • on April 14, 2012

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    Simplicity and flavorful!!

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  • on November 20, 2011

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    Made this a day in advance using an Elk roast. It was fantastic! I served it a little colder than I should have, but that didn't stop anyone from gobbling it up.
    I'm thinking of trying it with Lime and Cilantro sometime to make tacos with...

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