Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sauce

There’s a lot to love about the bite of this creamy sauce, matched with a lean, tender cut beef tenderloin. This dish is perfect for an elegant Easter,Christmas, Birthday or any special occasion.

SERVES: 8 (4 oz. each)

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. + 1 pinch sea salt (or Himalayan salt), divided use
  • 1 Tbsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, tightly packed
  • 2 lbs. raw, lean, center-cut beef tenderloin
  • 1 Tbsp. ghee or butter (organic grass-fed, if possible)
  • ¼ cup crème fraiche
  • 2 tsp. prepared horseradish

 

Directions:

  1.  Place 1 Tbsp. salt, pepper, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and parsley in food
    processor (or blender). Pulse until finely chopped.
  2. Coat outside of tenderloin evenly with garlic mixture. Place in a casserole
    dish and refrigerate, uncovered, minimum 8 hours (approximately
    overnight).
  3.  After minimum 8 hours (or the next day), remove tenderloin from
    refrigerator 2 hours before cooking to allow tenderloin to come up to room
    temperature.
  4. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  5. Heat large, ovenproof skillet over high heat. Your skillet must be smoking
    hot in order to get a true and deep sear on your tenderloin.
  6. Carefully pat tenderloin dry with paper towels. Rub outside with ghee; cook
    in preheated skillet, 1 to 2 minutes on each side, or until brown on all sides.
  7. Place skillet in preheated oven. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes, or
    until a thermometer inserted at its thickest point reads 125º F for medium
    rare. Remove tenderloin from oven. Transfer to carving board. Allow to rest
    for 10 minutes.
  8. While tenderloin is baking, make Horseradish Cream Sauce. Combine
    crème fraiche, horseradish, and remaining pinch of salt in a small bowl;
    mix well. Refrigerate, covered, until ready to use.
  9. Slice tenderloin into 8 portions. Serve each with 1½ tsp. Horseradish
    Cream Sauce.

RECIPE NOTES:

  • Roasted meats should always be rested before slicing for two reasons. First,
    it allows the hot outer portions to transfer their heat to the center, which
    completes the cooking process. Our 125º F tenderloin will rest up to about
    140º F, for a perfect medium rare. Second, by allowing the temperature to
    stabilize before slicing, we keep the juices in the meat rather than on the
    cutting board.

COOKING TIPS:• For rare meat, subtract 3 to 5 minutes from the total baking time.
• For medium, add 3 to 5 minutes to the total baking time.
• Make sure your prepared horseradish is pure horseradish, and not in a
cream-based or mayonnaise sauce.