Steak au Poivre – The Showstopper

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Steak au Poivre is one of those gorgeous meals that fills the house, is showy to make in front of guests and makes you want to curl into the couch after dinner, completely content and satisfied. Tenderloin filets are pan fried and then added to a rich, creamy pepper sauce. Sometimes you need a showstopper.  […]

Steak au Poivre

4-6 tenderloin medallions about 1 1/2 inches thick kosher salt 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/3 cup cognac 1 cup heavy cream Evenly salt the medallions and roll in black pepper.  Melt butter and olive oil over medium  heat and sear the steaks about 4-5 minutes per […]

Herb Crusted Beef Tenderloin in a Windbreaker

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You’ve probably read my other posts about beef tenderloin or filet mignon cuts, and as I’ve explained before, this is something that we would buy only on special occasions because of its higher price.  But not only are full tenderloins cheaper per pound than it’s trimmed and cut filet mignon brothers, but there are sales […]

Bacon-Wrapped Tenderloin – The Prequel

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Seeing as how my prior post about bacon wrapped tenderloin medallions glazed over a few steps, I will attempt to fill in these gaps for you.    Tenderloin went on sale again and this time for $4.99/lb – what a steal!  So, even though I had some of these goodies already prepared and waiting in […]