Beef with asparagus, hogweed, radish and Parmesan

servings 4
1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients

Beef fillet

  • 800g of beef fillet
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper

Red wine sauce

  • 500ml of red wine
  • 1 small shallot, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
  • 1000ml of beef stock

Vegetables

  • 1000ml of water
  • 50g of butter
  • 250g of asparagus
  • 1 stem of hogweed
  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • salt
  • pepper

Cheese sauce

  • 150ml of untreated Jersey milk
  • 125g of mature cheddar, grated
  • 25g of Parmesan, freshly grated
  • salt
  • black pepper

To serve

  • 100g of Parmesan
  • 1 white truffle, small

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 110°C-120°C/Gas mark 1/2. Season the beef with plenty of salt and pepper and heat some oil in a heavy-based roasting pan. When the oiI is very hot, add the fillet and sear on all sides, browning nicely
  • 800g of beef fillet
  • oil
  • salt
  • pepper
2
Place in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes, depending on how well cooked you like your beef. Once cooked, remove from the roasting pan and allow to rest
3
While the meat is resting (it needs at least 15 minutes), remove any excess fat from the pan you roasted the beef in and place over a medium heat. Loosen the meat juices by adding the red wine and scraping the pan to deglaze it. Add the sliced shallot, garlic and thyme, then reduce the sauce until almost sticky
  • 500ml of red wine
  • 1 small shallot, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, sliced
  • 1 sprig of fresh thyme
4
Add the stock and reduce again until thick and intense in flavour. Pass through a fine sieve
  • 1000ml of beef stock
5
Pour the water into a large pan and add the butter. Bring to a simmer, whisking to create an emulsion. Add seasoning, then blanch the asparagus and hogweed seperately for 3-4 mintues each in the emulsion
  • 1000ml of water
  • 50g of butter
  • 250g of asparagus
  • 1 stem of hogweed
  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • salt
  • pepper
6
To make the cheese sauce, warm the milk
  • 150ml of untreated Jersey milk
7
Blitz together the grated cheddar and Parmesan in a blender. Add the salt and pepper, and slowly add the warmed milk
  • 125g of mature cheddar, grated
  • 25g of Parmesan, freshly grated
  • salt
  • black pepper
8
Pass through a fine sieve and rewarm the sauce (do not reboil)
9
Serve the beef and vegetables with both sauces, shavings of the Parmesan and slices of truffle
  • 100g of Parmesan
  • 1 white truffle, small