This oriental roast beef recipe is seasoned with Chinese five spice powder and brushed with a citrus glaze made with Seville orange marmalade, zest and juice of an orange, Worcestershire sauce and sesame seeds all combine to give a delicious oriental twist to your roast.

Ingredients For Oriental Roast Beef

1.3kg/3lb lean topside or sirloin joint from Morley Butchers
Salt and freshly milled black pepper
5ml/1tsp Chinese 5 spice powder

For the Citrus Glaze

15ml/1tbsp rapeseed or olive oil
60ml/4tbsp Seville orange marmalade
Grated zest and juice of ½ orange
30ml/2tbsp Worcestershire sauce
10ml/2tsp sesame seeds

For the Gravy

15ml/1tbsp plain flour
600ml/1pint good, hot beef stock
30ml/2tbsp sweet sherry (optional)

Cooking Method For Oriental Roast Beef

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4-5, 180-190°C, 350-375°F.

Place the joint on a chopping board and make several slashes over the surface.  Season and coat with the Chinese 5 spice powder on both sides.

Place on a rack in a roasting tin and open roast for the preferred, calculated cooking time, basting occasionally with any rich meat juices.  Cover with foil if browning too quickly.

For the citrus glaze; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together.

20 minutes before the end of the cooking time remove the joint from the oven and brush with the glaze.  Return to the oven for the remaining cooking time.

Remove the beef from the oven; cover and leave to rest for 15-20 minutes.  Meanwhile, make the gravy; spoon off any excess fat from the roasting tin and discard.  Place the roasting tin over a medium heat and sprinkle over the flour.  Stir well with a small whisk or spoon, add a little stock and stir again, scraping the base of the pan to release any rich, beefy sediment.

Add the remaining stock, sherry and any meat juices,  adjust the seasoning if required and simmer for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until reduced to a well-flavoured gravy.  Strain before serving.

Serve the beef with seasonal vegetables such as roasted asparagus, creamy mash and the gravy.

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