Spicy Beef Tenderloin Roast Recipe
Herbed Beef Ingredients
6 garlic cloves, peeled
4 1/4 pound beef tenderloin, trimmed and tied
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
3 tablespoons fresh rosemary
3 tablespoons fresh marjoram
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- In the bowl of a food processor, mix together the basil, garlic cloves, mustard, rosemary, oregano, marjoram and pepper. Blend for a few seconds. Drizzle oil into the bowl and continue pulsing till the herbs and garlic are finely chopped.
- Put the beef on a tray and rub the herb mixture on it till it is evenly covered. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours and not more than 24 hours.
- Preheat the oven to 325?F.
- Grease a baking tray lightly and place the beef in the center of the tray. Sprinkle the meat with salt and insert an ovenproof meat thermometer into the middle of the beef.
- Insert the tray into the oven and bake for 25 to 30 minutes till the temperature on the meat thermometer rises to 135?F for medium-rare.
- Remove from the oven and stand for 10 minutes before carving. The temperature will rise about 10?F during this period.
- Slice thinly and serve hot.
(Amounts per serving)
ENERGY PROTEIN FAT(total) SODIUM CARBOHYDRATES
230kcal 31g 12g 420mg 1g
No. Of Servings: 12
Preparation time: 10 minutes + marinating time
Cooking time: 30 minutes
- If you can’t find fresh marjoram and oregano, substitute fresh parsley and add a pinch each of dried marjoram and oregano.
- The recipe has medium amounts of sodium, thus people with elevated blood pressure should consult their local health practitioner for advice before including this recipe in their meal plans.
- Basil has been traditionally used as a stress buster and as a supplementary treatment of diabetes and asthma. Basil also is a potent antioxidant providing anti-ageing, anti-thrombotic and anti-cancer effects.
- The herb rosemary is extremely high in Vitamin B6, iron and calcium. It also imparts a mustard-like smell when cooked. Rosemary should be avoided by people prone to allergic reactions or epileptic seizures.
- Oregano has a high content of phenolic compounds and flavonoids, making it an effective antiseptic, antispasmodic and helpful for colds, influenza and is also a sedative.