Spring Scotch Beef Roast with a Wild Garlic Pesto Crust

Spring Scotch Beef Roast with a Wild Garlic Pesto Crust

Serves 6



  • 100g wild garlic

  • 75g pine nuts, toasted

  • 75g parmesan cheese, grated

  • 150ml rapeseed oil

  • Salt & pepper


  • 1.4 kg Scotch Beef (sirloin, forerib topside or silverside)

  • 3 tbsp wild garlic pesto

  • 3 tbsp breadcrumbs

Cooking Method

Wild Garlic Pesto:

  1. Wash and pat try the wild garlic leaves, toast the pine nuts in a dry non-stick pan and grate the Parmesan .
  2. Place everything in a food processor or blender and blitz until it reaches the desired consistency.
  3. This recipe will make a larger quantity of pesto than you need for the Scotch Beef Roast recipe. Store the remainder in a jar in the fridge or freeze in individual ice cube portions. Great stirred through pasta for a quick meal, served on top of lamb chops or steak or mix some into a soup, risotto or mashed potatoes for a fresh garlicky kick.


Scotch Beef Roast:

  1. Take the beef out of the fridge, remove any packaging and allow it to come up to room temperature.
  2. Preheat your oven to 180c.
  3. Mix together the wild garlic pesto and breadcrumbs and press on top of the joint of beef.
  4. Place the beef in a roasting tin and cook to your preference.
  5. Remove from the oven and leave to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing and serving.


Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

Where else to buy:

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