Herb Crusted Barbequed Fillet Of Beef

Herb Crusted Barbequed Fillet Of Beef

Herb Crusted Barbequed Fillet Of Beef

The ultimate in BBQ cooking! When only the best will do.

Prep 2 hours

Cooking upto 35 minutes


  • 900g Beef Tenderloin
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil, plus extra for brushing
  • 1/2 tbsp Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Whole Black Pepper
  • 4 tbsp Mixed Herbs or Fresh Herbs crushed.

How to:

  1. Place the meat in a shallow dish and massage with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper and mixed herbs. Rub in with your finger tips until covered.
  2. Cover and leave to marinate in the fridge for 2 hours. Before cooking, bring the meat to room temperature. Take out of the fridge around an hour before you wish to cook.
  3. Light the BBQ and wait until the coals are covered with a film of ash (takes about 40 minutes). The fire is ready when you can hold your hands over the coals and slowly count to 5 before you remove them. (careful trying this method!). Push some of the coals to one side to make a slightly cooler coal free zone for later and brush the grate with oil.
  4. Place the meat on the grate and cook, giving it a quarter turn every 2 minutes until brown and crusty on the outside. Move to the cooler part of the fire and cover with a lid. Cook for 16-18 minutes for rare, or 20-25 minutes for medium rare.
  5. Move the meat onto a chopping board, lossely cover with foil and leave to rest for 15 minutes. Carve diagonally into 1cm thick slices and serve with the juices.