Though juicy and flavourful, this roast is best cooked to no more than medium.
- Portion size 4 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: September 2007; Best Recipes Ever, weekdays at 3pm on CBC TV
Porcini Mushroom Jus:
MethodOn cutting board, finely mince garlic; sprinkle with salt. Using flat side of knife, smash and scrape garlic to form paste. Scrape into small bowl.
Mix oil, thyme and pepper into garlic paste; rub all over top and sides of roast.
Place roast on rack in small roasting pan; add 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) water. Roast in 500°F (260°C) oven for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 275°F (140°C); roast for about 1 hour and 30 minutes longer or until meat thermometer registers 140°F (60°C) for medium-rare. Or roast until 155°F (68°C) for medium.
Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 15 minutes before carving thinly. Remove half and set aside for Pub-Style Beef Dip.
Porcini Mushroom Jus: Meanwhile, soak mushrooms in 1 cup (250 mL) boiling water for 20 minutes. With slotted spoon, remove mushrooms and chop. Strain liquid and set aside.
Skim fat from roasting pan juices. Place pan over medium-high heat; add mushroom liquid and bring to boil, scraping up brown bits. Strain and set pan juices aside.
In saucepan, heat vegetable oil over medium heat; fry garlic, thyme, salt and mushrooms until softened, about 2 minutes. Add brandy; cook, stirring, until no liquid remains.
Add stock and reserved pan juices; bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 8 minutes or until reduced to about 2 cups (500 mL). Remove 1 cup (250 mL) and set aside for Pub-Style Beef Dip. Serve remaining roast and jus.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 530 mg
- Protein 31 g
- Calories 26.0
- Total fat 14 g
- Cholesterol 67 mg
- Saturated fat 4 g
- Total carbohydrate 3 g
- Iron 20.0
- Folate 5.0
- Calcium 1.0
- Vitamin C 3.0