Good Foodie, Good Foodie I do neglect you don't I? I spend more time writing my other blogs ,Keith's Space and Escapades than I do you it would seem....but that's what makes this blog the most exclusive of all my blogs...It's like an event when there is a new Good Foodie post! I wish more of you would comment...Let me know I was doing a good job!
Enough about that! Today, I have a nice recipe for beef that is certainly closest to my heart...with beef being my favorite meat, as my wife would tell you.
This Grilled Tenderloin of Beef is prepared with a spicy herb venaigrette. (The vinaigrette can be prepared several hours in advance of the beef.)
- 1 cup(s) (loosely packed) parsley leaves
- 1 cup(s) (loosely packed) basil leaves
- 1/2 cup(s) (loosely packed) mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon(s) fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 teaspoon(s) red pepper flakes, or more to taste
- 1 large clove garlic
- 2 tablespoon(s) white wine vinegar
- 2/3 cup(s) olive oil
- 1 teaspoon(s) kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 1 (5- to 6-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed
- 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
- 2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt
- 2 teaspoon(s) cracked black pepper
- To make vinaigrette: In a blender or the bowl of a food processor fitted with knife blade, combine herbs, red pepper flakes, and garlic. Pulse until well chopped. Add vinegar and pulse to combine. With the motor running, slowly add 2/3 cup olive oil until vinaigrette is almost pureed. Add salt and adjust seasoning to taste. Transfer to a serving bowl and set aside.
- To make beef: Preheat gas grill to medium-high, or prepare a charcoal grill for direct grilling over medium-high heat. Brush meat with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place on grill, cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. For rare beef, remove from grill when a meat thermometer reads 115 degrees (120 degrees for medium rare). Let sit 20 minutes; the temperature of the tenderloin will rise about 10 degrees and it will continue to cook. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature, topped with herb vinaigrette.
and a nice red wine-
Enjoy! Eat Well My Friends!