Thursday, January 15, 2009

CEiMB - Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary and Chocolate

This week Amanda at Beckett Bakes It chose Beef Tenderloin with Rosemary and Chocolate for us to try. Amanda and I work together and it is really fun to discuss our cooking creations/disasters together! This recipe really turned out to be a very elegant main dish I thought. Because there are only two of us eating at home right now, I thought the sauce sounded like too much, so I quartered the recipe and did not cook it quite as long maybe as I should have. Also, I cooked the tenderloin a bit longer than the recipe called for because I do not care for my beef that rare. I used a cabernet for the wine and left out the carrots and rosemary from the gravy.

I served that puppy right up with my savory corn muffins from TWD's choice that was earlier in the week, and some mixed steamed vegetables (carrots, squash, zucchini, cauliflower, and broccoli). It was a great combination.

The yankee raved about it as he was chowing down.

I got a bit too close too fast to the food with my camera, and the lens steamed up so my photo might not be crystal clear.

It was a great recipe and I will definitely try it again.

15 comments:

MacDuff said...

Looks so good! I also cut down the recipe, and I didn't go with tenderloin. I'm interested to hear how it tasted. Nice job!

Pamela said...

Looks very good, especially next to the corn muffin. Great job!

Sara said...

This looks great, what an interesting sounding sauce. I don't think you can go wrong with beef tenderloin!

What's for Supper? said...

Yours looks very good! I hope that we like ours for dinner this evening.

Jen said...

Im glad you liked this recipe! I thought it was great! Im excited about cooking your pick next week!

Cathy said...

Glad you and your hubs liked this, Peggy! I'm glad to hear that you can cut down the sauce recipe as well; that would probably help on the reduction time involved. I can't wait to make the chicken cacciatore next week!

Jen said...

The green beans were delish and so easy to make!!! Im not a super huge fan of mushrooms so I cut down the amount. Overall the shallots and mushrooms gave the green beans a great flavor!

Amanda said...

I love it when hot food steams up my camera lens!!! I have really enjoyed being in TWD and CEIMB with you, too. It really does make it a TON more fun!!! Can't wait for the chicken!!

n.o.e said...

Look at you, whipping up that gourmet sauce like a pro! Your dinner looks delicious.
Nancy

Mary Ann said...

Looks like a great dinner!
Don't be worried about the cake. If you follow Dories instructions carefully, it should turn out great.
Mine sank a little bit in the middle in the oven, but I emailed Dorie and she said that was perfectly normal for this cake and doesn't matter too much since you are taking off the top and scooping out the middle.
It is really good. If you have any specific questions you can email me and I would be happy to help!

applecrumbles said...

I thought it was a fun recipe to make and the husband really enjoyed it. The pic came out pretty good. I suffer from steamy pictures as well.

HoneyB said...

Yeah, I believe Grumpy would love this! Looks great!

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh, this melts my butter. Sweet wounded wuffles. Ben would love this. I'll have to save up for a nice night for this!

leanne said...

Wow. That looks great. Can't wait to try next weeks.

Maria said...

Interesting sauce recipe! I love the cornbread you served with the meal!