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Seared Beef Tenderloin with Salsa Verde

Seared Beef Tenderloin with Salsa Verde

This recipe calls for a whole beef tenderloin, however you can use the same technique with steaks (I like to have then cut about 2 inches thick) and reduce the cooking time in the oven to 6-8 minutes.

For a quick pan sauce, remove the cooked steaks from the pan after they come out of the oven to rest, place the pan over medium heat and deglaze the pan with 1 cup red wine. Let reduce by half then whisk in 3-4 tablespoons unsalted butter and some chopped herbs like chives or parsley. Spoon over rested steaks to serve.

Serves 4

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 1/2-3 # beef tenderloin, tied

Kosher salt

Cracked black pepper

2 Tablespoons Maldon Sea Salt (optional) 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bring beef to room temperature for about 30 minutes before cooking. Season tenderloin generously with salt and cracked pepper.

Heat olive oil in a large oven-proof skillet over medium high heat. Place tenderloin in hot pan and sear until browned on all sides, about 3-5 minutes per side. Transfer pan to oven and continue to cook about 12-15 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees (medium rare) using a meat thermometer.

Remove tenderloin from the skillet, place on a cutting board and let rest at least 5-8 minutes. This is a very important step! Slice into 1- inch rounds, sprinkle with kosher or maldon sea salt and spoon Salsa Verde (recipe follows) over top.

Salsa Verde

Makes 1 cup

Total Time: 3-5 minutes

Ingredients:

1 small bunch parsley,finely chopped

1 small shallot, finely chopped

2 tablespoons sherry wine (or red wine) vinegar

1/3-1/2 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, roughly chopped

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste

Fresh ground pepper

Directions:

In a medium bowl, stir to combine all ingredients. Serve with meat, chicken, fish or vegetables.

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