Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin With Horseradish Cream Sauce

Peppercorn Beef Tenderloin With Horseradish Cream Sauce

INGREDIENTS

Serves: 4-5

FOR THE TENDERLOIN
1 1/2 tbsp pink peppercorns
3/4 tbsp green peppercorns
3/4 tbsp black peppercorns
2 sprigs rosemary
1 tsp honey
Salt
750g beef tenderloin mini roast, trimmed and tied with butcher’s twine

FOR THE HORSERADISH CREAM SAUCE
1 1/2 tbsp unsalted butter
1 leek, whites only, sliced into half-moons
60ml dry white wine
250ml heavy cream
50g fresh horseradish, peeled and finely grated
Salt

METHOD
For the tenderloin:
    1. Heat oven to 200°C. Using meat mallet or bottom of heavy pan, coarsely crush peppercorns; transfer to small bowl. Strip leaves from rosemary, finely chop and add to same bowl along with honey and 1 teaspoon salt; mix to combine.
    2. With paper towels, pat tenderloin dry. Place on rimmed baking sheet and rub with spice mixture. Roast to desired doneness, 60°C for medium-rare, 25 to 30 minutes. Transfer to cutting board; let rest at least 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with Horseradish Cream Sauce.

For the horseradish cream sauce:

    1. Melt butter in medium saucepan on medium. Add leek and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender (do not let brown). Add vermouth and cook until syrupy, about 4 minutes. Stir in cream and simmer until reduced by half.
    2. Remove from heat and stir in horseradish. Season with salt to taste. Makes about 250-300ml.

    Recipe adapted from:  Good Housekeeping

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