• This Roast Beef Sirloin with Smoky Tahini is luxuriously roasted and and ideal for impressing guests at a dinner party!

    Roast Beef Sirloin with Smoky Tahini

    Serves: 8-10
    Total Time: 1 hour 45 mintes


    • 3 tsp coriander seeds
    • 2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 2 tsp fennel seeds
    • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
    • 1 tsp harissa spice blend
    • 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 1.8 kg beef sirloin, trimmed, tied with kitchen string at 4cm intervals
    • 6 zucchini, halved lengthways
    • Smoky tahini
    • ⅓ cup tahini
    • ⅓ cup lemon juice
    • 1 garlic clove, crushed
    • 1 tsp smoked paprika
    • 80 grams feta, drained



    PREHEAT the oven to 200°C.


    DRY-FRY the coriander, cumin and fennel seeds in a small frying pan over medium heat for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Transfer to a spice grinder or mortar and pestle and grind or pound to a fine powder. 


    COMBINE ground seeds with paprika, harissa and sesame seeds in a small bowl.


    HEAT 1 tbsp of the oil in a large flameproof roasting dish. 


    COOK beef, turning, for 5 minutes until browned all over. Rub half the spice mixture all over the beef; season.


    TRANSFER to the oven and roast for 1 hour until medium rare. 


    REST meat, covered, for 10 minutes. 

    Smoky tahini 


    PLACE ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. If the mixture is too thick add 1 tbsp of water. Season to taste. 


    HEAT a chargrill plate over high heat. 


    COMBINE the remaining oil and remaining spice mixture in a large bowl. Add zucchini; toss to coat. 


    CHARGRILL zucchini for 5 minutes each side or until well charred and tender. 


    THINLY slice the beef and serve with pan juices, chargrilled zucchini and smoky tahini.


    Tip from the team:  Serve this dish with some golden roast potatoes, green beans or a delicious mash potato side.

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