Fillet of Beef with Asian Spice Rub and Creamy Sesame Dressing

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 10-12




  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • To make the dressing: Put mayonnaise, sour cream, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and rice vinegar in a blender or food processor mix until combined.
  • Scrape down the sides of the blender or work bowl with a rubber spatula, mix for another 15 seconds.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the cilantro and mix well with whisk.
  • Set aside.
  • Make the spice rub: Toast peppercorns and anise seeds in a dry large heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Finely grind toasted mixture in an electric coffee/spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle (I use my mini food processor).
  • Sift mixture through a small strainer into a bowl and stir in salt, five-spice powder, and ginger.
  • Halve beef crosswise and sprinkle rub all over both pieces, pressing so it will coat.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet that can be put in oven over moderately high heat until just smoking, then brown 1 piece of beef on all sides, about 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a large plate.
  • Wipe skillet clean with paper towels and brown remaining beef in same manner.
  • Arrange beef pieces, 2 inches apart, in the skillet.
  • Roast in middle of oven 25 to 35 minutes.
  • Let beef stand in pan on a rack for 25 minutes.
  • Beef will continue to cook as it stands.
  • Throw away string and slice beef.
  • Serve with dressing at room temperature.