Fit For a Queen
Mother’s Day is fast upon us. After years of being your cook, cook up something nice for her. While we wouldn’t under normal circumstances suggest you slip mom a little loin (unless you’re West Virginian and that’s how you roll), we suggest you do so this time. Because this beef tenderloin recipe from Delish is, well, delish.
1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. whole grain mustard
3 sprigs fresh thyme
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 dried bay leaf
2 cloves garlic, smashed
2 tbsp. honey
1 (2-lb.) beef tenderloin, rested at room temperature for 1 hour
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
For Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 c. Greek yogurt
1/4 c. sour cream
1 tsp. prepared horseradish
Juice of 1/2 lemon
In a large bowl, mix together oil, vinegar, mustard, thyme, sprigs of rosemary, bay leaf, smashed garlic, and honey. Add meat to bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or up to one day. Optional: Bring tenderloin up to room temperature before baking.
Preheat oven to 450º. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and fit a wire rack inside. Remove tenderloin from marinade and pat dry with paper towels. Season all over with salt, pepper, rosemary, and minced garlic, then place on rack.
Roast until cooked to your liking, about 20 minutes for rare. Let rest 5 to 10 minutes before slicing.
Meanwhile, make sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together yogurt, sour cream, horseradish, and lemon juice, and season with salt.
Slice tenderloin and serve with sauce on the side.
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