Beef with orange zest and fennel crust

Beef with orange zest and fennel crust

A delicious dish that will add variety to your daily diet. The proposed recipe includes the addition of fennel seeds and grated orange zest to the breading. This gives pre-fried steaks in olive oil a new original flavor and taste. And it helps the steaks retain their juiciness when further baking in the oven. Beef with orange zest and fennel crust.


Designed for four servings
Beef tenderloin 1.76 lbs ( 800 g)
Crushed crackers ¼ Cup
Fennel seeds ½ teaspoon
Orange zest ½ teaspoon
Olive oil 2 tablespoons
Salt ¾ teaspoon
Ground black pepper ½ teaspoon
Dijon mustard 4 teaspoons
Calories 565 kcal
Proteins 38.6 grams
Fat 43.4 grams
Carbohydrates 5.6 grams

Instruction. Beef with orange zest and fennel crust.

Сooking time 20 minutes

Mix the breadcrumbs, fennel seeds, orange zest, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper until smooth. Preheat the oven to 392F degrees.

Cut the meat into 4 steaks and rub generously with the remaining salt and pepper. Heat a frying pan with olive oil over a high heat. Lay out the meat and brown well for 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.

Put 1 tablespoon of mustard on each beef steak and sprinkle with the mixture with breadcrumbs. Put the pan in the oven and cook, without turning, for 10 minutes for medium roasting.

Meat and orange – a harmonious combination in cooking. Beef is especially good with this citrus. It is this fruit that gives it juiciness and makes it more tender and soft. You can combine these ingredients in both hot and cold dishes, such as salads.

The use of fennel in cooking. Fennel has a pleasant, sweet aroma and slightly sharp taste. As a spice in the cooking of many peoples, its stems, leaves (fresh and dried), flowers, seeds and root are widely used. Bon Appetit!