Recipe from http://www.eatingwell.com.
Luxurious beef tenderloin shines when treated to a simple horseradish-mustard rub and roasted for a nicely seared and flavorful crust. Add 5 to 10 minutes to the roasting time for well done.
Makes 8 servings
ACTIVE TIME: 15 minutes
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour 10 minutes
EASE OF PREPARATION: Easy
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 pounds trimmed beef tenderloin, preferably center-cut (see Note)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
Creamy Horseradish Sauce
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Combine horseradish, oil and mustard in
a small bowl. Rub tenderloin with salt and pepper; coat with the horseradish mixture. Tie with kitchen string in 3 places. Transfer to a small roasting pan.
3. Roast until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the tenderloin registers 140°F for medium-rare, 35 to 45 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board; let rest for 5 minutes. Remove the string. Slice and serve with Creamy Horseradish Sauce.
TIP: Note: You’ll need 2 pounds of trimmed tenderloin for this recipe. Ask your butcher to remove the extra fat, silver skin and the chain (a lumpy, fat-covered piece of meat that runs along the tenderloin). If you buy untrimmed tenderloin, start with about 2 1/2 pounds, then use a sharp knife to trim the silver skin, fat and chain.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Equipment: Kitchen string