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Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Drizzle

prep:15 minutes
cook:20 minutes to 30 minutes
ready in:35 minutes to 45 minutes
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  • Serves: 4
  • Calories: 405
  • Total Fat: 23g
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10g
  • Protein: 38g
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Best served rare to medium rare, beef tenderloin is one of the most prized cuts of the cow. Our favorite way of preparing beef tenderloin is to sear it with a tangy mustard-based crust and serve it over asparagus and mint with a balsamic drizzle. Divine would be an understatement.

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

Process

Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Allow beef to come to room temperature for 30 minutes prior to cooking.
  2. Brush all sides of beef with 1 tablespoon of mustard, until evenly coated.
  3. Roll beef in spices, and press lightly to evenly coat.
  4. Heat olive oil in skillet over high heat.
  5. Sear on high for 6–7 minutes, turning to sear all sides evenly.
  6. This will yield rare beef.
  7. For medium-rare, place in 400°F oven for an additional 5–10 minutes.
  8. Let beef rest for 5 minutes before carving.
  9. While beef is resting, blanch the asparagus.
  10. Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil, add the trimmed asparagus and allow to cook for 2–5 minutes.
  11. Pour asparagus into a metal strainer and place into an ice water bath.
  12. Set aside to cool.
  13. Thinly slice beef against grain.
  14. Plate over asparagus, and garnish with cilantro, mint, and green onion.
  15. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, serve.
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