Roast beef

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1.Preheat oven to 200°C. Weigh beef and calculate cooking time – allow 15-20 minutes per 500g for rare. Brush oil over.
2.Heat a large frying pan or grill pan on medium. Sear beef 2-3 minutes on all sides, until evenly browned.
3.Transfer to a rack in a baking dish. Season to taste and add flavourings of choice.
4.Add water to dish to create steam and to prevent pan juices from burning. Roast 50-60 minutes, until cooked to taste. Rest covered in foil 10-20 minutes, for juices to settle. Slice across the grain to serve.

To test when a roast is done, use tongs to gently squeeze. Rare is very soft, medium-rare is soft, medium is soft but springy, medium-well is firm and well-done is very firm.


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