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Roasted petite filet of beef with horseradish cream sauce

Recipe by:Donna Insalaco
Beautifull Restaurant, San Francisco

Ingredients

  • Filet of beef
  • 3 lb. beef tenderloin
  • 1 3/4 tbsp. rice bran oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp. thyme
  • 2 tsp. kosher (coarse-grained) salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • Horseradish sauce
  • 3 1/4 tbsp. finely grated horseradish
  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 1 cup low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tsp. finely chopped Italian parsley
  • 3/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher (coarse-grained) salt

Directions

For beef: Coat tenderloin in oil, thyme, salt and pepper. Let marinate, refrigerated, for 1 hour. You can roast or grill the beef.

  • To roast: Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a sauté pan, brown tenderloin on each side to get a golden brown crust. Place in a roasting pan and cook for approximately 20 minutes or internal temperature reaches 130 degrees for rare. Cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes for medium to well done.
  • To grill: Preheat grill. Cook until internal temperature reaches 130 degrees for rare. Cook for an additional 5 to 10 minutes for medium to well done.

Remove from oven or grill and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with horseradish cream sauce.

For sauce: Mix all ingredients together.

Serves 4 to 5

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