Forget about it. Rely on temperature only. Properly roasting a tenderloin does not come down to sorcery or really even skill. It is all about having the right equipment, which will make your life soo much easier. That said, you want to budget at least hours for roasting and resting, but time will ultimately depend on the size of your loin. Let your meat sit out at room temperature for an hour prior to roasting. This will help it to cook more evenly. Preheat the oven to degrees F, then plop the loin on a sheet pan.
You can also opt to tuck that tail piece under and tie it it to stay secure. Insert the thermometer into the center of the meat- not the skinniest part, not the thickest part, but somewhere right in the middle. Make sure the tip of the probe is in the center of the flesh and not near the edge, as this will cause you to undercook the meat. Medium rare is the best temperature to shoot for unless your crew likes it different. This is how my friends and family all like it. The skinnier pieces will be a little more well-done and the thicker pieces will be more rare.
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It is what it is. Once your thermometer tells you that your meat is at the right temperature, remove the probe, then move the pan up to the top rack of the oven and turn on the broiler. The goal is to let it brown on all four sides. This will add lots of flavor and give it a more attractive appearance. Again, I know this from experience. Tin foil is okay.
Next: REST. This step is super important.
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Throw some foil over that bad boy and let him sit for a good minutes or more — never less — before slicing. Wine Pairing: First things first, a juicy steak dinner requires an elegant wine that can stand up to the bold flavor of the meat. A red wine is really in order, but not something so big that it will overwhelm.
This Russian River Valley Pinot Noir from Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards is an extremely drinkable and enjoyable wine that pairs well with so many foods, but especially beef tenderloin. Sonoma-Cutrer marries old world Burgundian traditions with new California innovations and techniques to create a catalog of artfully balanced and delicious wines. Tours and tastings at their stunning winery are also available if you ever find yourself exploring the Sonoma Valley. For a buffet, I like to go with something green and bright, like chimichurri. This iconic Argentinian sauce is made with garlic, parsley, vinegar and olive oil.
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Preheat the oven to degrees F, then place the loin on a sheet pan. Rub all over with olive oil, then rub generously on all sides with kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Insert a probe thermometer into the center of the meat. Roast on the center rack of the oven until your desired internal temperature is reached. Rare: degrees F. Medium-Rare: degrees F this is what I recommend. Medium: degrees F. Remove the probe, then move the pan up to the top rack of the oven and turn on the broiler.
Repeat until browned on all 4 sides. Remove from the oven, cover with foil, and let rest for at least minutes or longer. Slice and serve as desired. Add shallots with a pinch of salt, then cook until softened and just starting to turn golden, about 10 minutes. Stir in flour, then whisk in red wine and beef stock. Bring up to a simmer and cook until thickened and reduced by half. Set a fine mesh strainer over another saucepan, then strain the mixture, being sure to press down to extract every last bit of liquid.
Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper as desired.
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Whisk in butter, then serve immediately. Let sit for 10 minutes. Whisk in the olive oil, parsley, salt, and pepper. Taste for seasoning and adjust as needed. Alternatively, this sauce can be made in a food processor. Melt butter in a small saute pan along with garlic. Arrange baguette slices on a sheet pan, then brush with garlic butter. Bake until lightly golden and crisp, about minutes. Often feather cut and available as one piece this steak needs careful cooking. When cooked over a medium heat with butter, white wine and slowed cooked onions there is no better tasting steak.
Best cooked medium rare, medium. Cut across the grain to serve. These guys know their stuff and are pioneers in the Argentinian wine scene. Their vineyards are family owned and run, with winemaker Ruben Ruffo a real architect of detail. This wine is a staple for any wine rack — medium to full bodied with notes of red fruits, currants and delicate hints of vanilla, spice and cedar, all held together by fine tannins.
A very modern Malbec and perfect with food, and most defeintely onglet steak. The best rump steaks will be from grass-fed cattle and have been aged on the bone and matured for a minimum of 28 days. This hard working muscle benefits from the ageing process in order to break down the muscle fibres and tenderise the meat. The rump muscle works hard at the rear end of the beef animal and therefore carries deep flavours and a heavier texture than a sirloin or fillet.
A versatile steak that is well suited to a pan, griddle or BBQ with a chimichurri sauce to accompany. Best cooked rare, medium rare, medium.
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Now this is something! A classic French production which is smooth, well-balanced and easy on the palate. This will age wonderfully, and awaits its perfect partner in rump steak.
This thick cut steak comes on the bone and is taken from the loin. Perfect for two people this steak should be seared on the hob and oven finished. Perfect for a Saturday night treat with peppercorn sauce.
Wine to pair: Chateau Mont Redon Lirac This will stand up wonderfully well to a hunk of porterhouse steak. Thanks for checking out the Virgin Wines blog.