Cooking Classics: Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern SocialsCooking Classics

The Technique

Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin 

Once you find out how easy a beef tenderloin is to prepare, you may trade that weekly family meal out for great expectations at home. Every. Single. Time. Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin With Fresh Herb Relish & Horseradish Cream comes together quickly & butcher twine isn’t necessary to make a good one. The important take away is that the beef should be about the same thickness from end to end so position the tenderloin accordingly onto the rack. This will ensure an accurate internal temperature & bake time. Once cooked, the relish brightens the tenderloin by adding a lovely sheen & bold beautiful flavor. Follow my pointers for preparing this simple yet impressive cut of beef.

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials

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makes 10 servings

1 {4-lb to 5-lb} trimmed beef tenderloin
1 Tbsp coarsely ground black peppercorns, freshly milled
1 Tbsp kosher salt
Fresh Herb Relish
Horseradish Cream

Let the beef stand at room temperature for 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Combine the salt & pepper in a ramekin. Rub the mixture on all sides of the beef. Place the beef on a lightly greased rack on a foil-lined half sheet pan. Tuck about 3 inches of the smallest part of the beef under, creating a relatively even thickness for the entire piece of beef. 

Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until the desired degree of doneness is reached. Remove from the oven & let stand for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the Fresh Herb Relish. Brush over the top & sides of the tenderloin. Prepare the Horseradish Cream & serve with the beef.

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials

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I used a mixture of rosemary & parsley. Thyme, tarragon or marjoram would be equally delicious.

1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs, packed
1 garlic clove, pressed
1/4 tsp fresh lemon zest
2 tsp olive oil

Stir together the ingredients. Use as directed.

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials Horseradish Cream

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickHorseradish Cream
makes about 1 1/2 cups

1 cup sour cream
3 Tbsp prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 small scallion, minced
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper

Combine all of the ingredients. Season generously with salt & pepper to taste. Use as directed.

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Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern SocialsHow To Prepare A Beef Tenderloin

Beef tenderloin is the quintessential entree to serve family & friends during the holidays. It is also one of the easiest cut of meat to prepare. Very little is needed to enhance the flavor. 

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials

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From how to properly prepare a beef tenderloin for roasting to garnishing & slicing, everything you need to make a quality meals for guests is covered. You will need a half sheet pan, a rack & a few additional tools to complete the task. Here’s what you should know.

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern SocialsNo. 1

The Beef Tenderloin

Ask the butcher to break down the beef for you. The tenderloin should be ready for preparations right out of the package.

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The main point to consider when preparing a beef tenderloin for roasting is that in order for it to cook evenly, it should be the same circumference from end to end. There will be one side of the tenderloin a good bit smaller.

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Tuck about 3 inches of the smallest part of the beef under, creating a relatively even thickness for the entire piece of beef. 

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern SocialsNo. 2

The Baking

Kosher salt & freshly ground black pepper season the beef flawlessly. Keeping the flavors simple opens up a wide array of serving options. 

Place the beef on a lightly greased rack on a foil-lined half sheet pan. Tuck about 3 inches of the smallest part of the beef under, creating a relatively even thickness for the entire piece of beef. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until the desired degree of doneness is reached. Remove from the oven & let stand for 20 minutes. Begin gauging the beef temperature on the lower time provided. Check it every 5 to 10 minutes afterwards until the desired temperature is reached.

The Temperature Guide

Rare: 120 to 125 degrees
Medium-Rare: 130 to 135 degrees
Medium: 140 to 145 degrees
Medium-Well: 150 to 155 degrees
Well: 160 degrees

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern SocialsNo. 3

The Relish

The Fresh Herb Relish adds bright color & flavor to the beef & acts as a simple, tasteful garnish. 

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials3a

Spoon the relish over the beef just before slicing.

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern SocialsNo. 4

The Slicing

Slice the beef using a sharp carving knife or a chef knife. Cut the tenderoin into generous 1 1/2-inch servings.

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials4a

Expect the center pieces to be more rare while the ends may be more done. Allow guests to choose a piece that more suits their own tastes.

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The Horseradish Cream

Horseradish cream is a condiment that pairs perfectly with beef tenderloin. Fill split Brioche Rolls with the Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin that has been sliced ultra thin & serve the sauce with them. You may also consider serving it with a classic Henry Bain or Béarnaise sauce as they would make lovely additions as well.

Cooking Classics. How To Prepare Beef Tenderloin By Rebecca Gordon Editor-In-Chief Buttermilk Lipstick Culinary & Entertaining Brand Cooking & Baking Tutorials Practical Culinary Techniques For Everyday Cooks Pastry Chef Writer Food Stylist TV Cooking Personality Editorial Director Digital Culinary Photo Journalist Modern Southern Socials5a

Season the sauce well with salt & pepper. Prepare up to 4 days ahead of time. Transfer to a tabletop bowl & accompany with an heirloom silver spoon for serving. 

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