Fillet of Beef with Asian Spice Rub

Fillet of Beef with Asian Spice Rub
Photo by Melanie Acevedo


  • 4 teaspoons coarse salt
  • fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon anise seeds
  • 4- to 5-lb beef tenderloin roast, trimmed and tied
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • + 2 more ingredients
    • tarragon sprigs
    • 2 tablespoons Sichuan peppercorns

Preheat oven to 425°F. 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. Sift mixture through a coarse sieve into a bowl and sti...

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