Dreaming of throwing an intimate dinner party and looking for something spectacular (but easy) to wow your guests? Or maybe planning a sweet dinner for two? We’ve got the perfect recipe for you! Beef tenderloin can either be roasted whole or sliced into individual steaks. We like ours simple but loaded with flavour, so we sprinkle our beef tenderloin fillets with lots of flaked sea salt and up-the-fancy factor with crushed pink peppercorns. Serve with ultra-smooth mashed potatoes and maple syrup and thyme roasted heirloom carrots for a meal your guests or your special someone won’t stop talking about all night.
Pink Peppercorn-Crusted Beef Tenderloin Fillets
- 2 (4 oz) beef tenderloin fillets (steaks)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp flaked sea salt
- 2 tbsp pink peppercorns, crushed
- 1 cup red wine
- 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup whipping cream
- sea salt and freshly cracked pepper
- 1 tbsp freshly chopped thyme leaves
Prep and Cook
- 1Heat olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
Pat steaks dry with a clean paper towel and let sit for 15 minutes to bring to room temperature.
Sprinkle both sides of steaks generously with sea salt and crushed pink peppercorns.
Once hot, add steaks to skillet and cook (without touching) for 4 minutes to get a good sear.
Flip steaks and continue to cook (again without moving) on the other side for a further 4 to 6 minutes.
Remove steaks to a plate and let sit while you make the sauce.
- 2To the same pan, add Dijon mustard and stir for about 1 minute.
Pour in wine to deglaze the pan.
Use a wooden spoon to stir mustard and wine together and bring to a simmer.
Continue to simmer for about 4 to 5 minutes, or until reduced by half and slightly thickened.
Stir in cream and fresh thyme leaves.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and continue to cook until desired consistency is achieved.
- 3Place steak on a plate and top with spoonfuls of sauce.