Arrosto Fiorentino (Dario Cecchini's Florentine Roast Beef)
2 pound beef for roasting
One-half cup fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup fresh sage leaves
One-half cup extra virgin olive oil
Fresh chili pepper
Let the meat come to room temperature. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Prepare the infusion: Using a sharp knife, finely chop the rosemary, sage, and chili. Place in a small bowl and cover with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt. Whisk until blended.
Place the beef in a shallow roasting pan and cook uncovered for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven. Pour the herb infusion over the beef, cover with foil, and let sit until ready to serve. Slice the beef thinly and serve with the herb infused oil.
This is a great buffet dish served at room temperature.