Recipe by Rayna
"A classic version, easy to make and flavorful."
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2 (8 ounce) fillets
beef tenderloin filet, 1 1/2 inch thick
freshly ground black pepper to taste
AWESOME. I followed the instructions exactly and the fillet tasted like the last one I had at Taste Of Texas restaurant! It is so simple, yet so delicious. If you love a good steak dinner, you must try this. I've shared this with everyone I know and am getting rave reviews. Another reviewer suggested making a sauce - so I did and served it on the side. I just added a couple of tablespoons of Merlot wine to the steak pan, scraped up the crusty fon and let it reduce a little. Outstanding. Rayna you are very gracious for sharing this with your All Recipes friends.
Chateaubriand is a classic french dish. This is not it. Do not be misled, while you may or may not like the recipe it is not Chateaubriand. If you would like to try the real thing, you won't be disappointed. While the recipe may vary, the basics of this dish are a pan seared centercut tenderloin cut into filets after cooking served with a Tarragon Bernaise sauce. Anything else is not Chateaubriand.
Well, I have mixed feelings as far as this recipe goes. Yes what was left of it tasted great, but I'm just not sure that it was worth the second degree burns...
there should be a couple warnings added to the recipe like 1) use ONLY THIN steak. 2) never cover it. 3) don't cut the meat to check for level of rarity. 4) most importantly, don't do all these things at once
THE MEAT WILL EXPLODE IF THESE WARNINGS ARE NOT FOLLOWED CAUSING EXTREME BURNS!!! (other than that, it tasted ok)
As a vegetarian I do not cook meat, however I wanted to prepare my fiancee a special meal of surf and turf. I found this recipe and tried it based on the 5-star rating. Plus, it was easy too! My fiancee can be extremely picky about how his meat is cooked so I was nervous. I cooked the filet exactly as instructed (5 minutes on each side gave a med-med/rare) and can say this is fool proof! My fiancee absolutely loved the recipe, and ate every morsel with delight. Highly reccommend!
Fast simple way to make tenderloin steaks. I usually wrap mine in bacon before cooking. Becareful not to over cook the meat. Even though my husband prefers meat well done he will eat these at medium. Anything more and your steaks start to dry out.
Delicious! Restaurant Quality! To make it a bit more like the famous steak house (R.M.'s) we use more butter.
This is a 5 star PLUS recipe! I've made this dish twice, and each time it was superb. My husband -- who is my biggest fan and most constructive critic -- commented both times that it was the best steak "we've" ever made, cooked to absolute perfection!
While the fillets are "standing," I add about 2 tablespoons red wine or brandy to the butter and drippings remaining in the skillet. If you deglaze the pan with this, it makes a lovely sauce to drizzle atop the sliced fillets.
This recipe blew me away! I didn't think making such slight changes to cooking method would make that big a difference, but it did! I followed the instructions to a "T", and enjoyed a perfectly cooked, steakhouse quality meal. Thanks for sharing your expertise, Rayna!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/2 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 450
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