Not many people go all out for the holidays like Martha Stewart does. You can’t really go wrong with her recipes because they’re time-tested and classic. This recipe is no exception. The peppery coating, quick sear, and finish in the oven ensure tender, flavorful results.
This is a total knockout recipe with our dry-aged tenderloin. Make sure you place an order with us as soon as you can because we always run out of this cut.
- 1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, crushed
- Coarse salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 center-cut beef tenderloin (about 2 1/2 pounds)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine peppercorns, 1 tablespoon salt, the sugar, and red-pepper flakes. Rub all over tenderloin to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
Heat a large ovenproof skillet over high heat until almost smoking. Add oil, and brown meat, 1 to 2 minutes per side.
Transfer skillet to oven, and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part reaches 120 degrees, about 16 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.
Recipe adapted from: MarthaStewart.com