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Beef Tenderloin with Avocado Bernaise Sauce

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Beef Tenderloin with Avocado Bernaise Sauce



Serves: 8

As needed Beef Tenderloin
1 (4-pound) trimmed beef tenderloin
1 1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. Freshly ground pepper
3 Tbsp. butter, softened
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. grated lemon rind
As needed Avocado Bernaise Sauce
As needed Avocado Bernaise Sauce
4 large shallots, diced
3/4 cup dry white wine
3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 tsp. dried tarragon
4 small California Avocados, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. Freshly ground pepper

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
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  1. Beef Tenderloin
  2. Sprinkle tenderloin evenly with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir together butter and next 3 ingredients
  4. Rub mixture evenly over tenderloin.
  5. Cover and chill 1 to 2 hours.
  6. Place in an aluminum foil-lined 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
  7. Bake at 500° for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 145° (medium-rare).
  8. Remove from oven, and let stand 15 minutes.
  9. Serve with Avocado Bernaise Sauce.
  10. Grilled Portobello Mushrooms With Avocado Bernaise
  11. Substitute 8 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed, for beef.
  12. Follow above directions with butter mixture; omit chilling.
  13. Grill, covered, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 5 to 6 minutes on each side.
  14. Serve with Avocado Bearnaise Sauce.
  15. Avocado Bernaise Sauce
  16. Cook first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until liquid is reduced to about 2 tablespoons.
  17. Cool.
  18. Process avocado, next 4 ingredients, and reduced mixture in a food processor until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
  19. Chill up to 2 days, if desired.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.


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