Friday, January 3, 2014

Teriyaki Tenderloin


When, at long last, we sold our old (and I mean this literally, it was 121 years, built in 1892) house, we received a surprisingly and most welcome gift in the mail from Mr. O-P’s sister. Now anything marked Omaha Steaks is going to get my attention, but the contents of this box really bowled me over as we received two Chateaubriand and a cheesecake.  What a treat!  Beef tenderloin is a favorite of us both, and for years I’d buy one to serve to Mr. O-P on his birthday.  Eventually though, with the rising price of, well, EVERYTHING, it would have been cheaper to buy him a new PC than the tenderloin, so that’s when we started going out.  But I digress

I remember when I was a little girl my mother used to serve tenderloin of beef at special dinner parties.  She used this simple recipe from our favorite series of Better Homes & Gardens cookbooks back then (the same where appeared the delicious recipe for Creamy Ham Towers), Make Ahead Meals.

Here is the recipe as it appears in the book.  Nothing could be simpler.  As the Chateaubriand was smaller than the size of tenderloin in the recipe, I baked it for 20 minutes. 

I served it with roasted Brussels sprouts and slices of crusty French bread.  Delicious!

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The Quintessential Magpie said...

I just had breakfast, but now I am starving! This looks wonderful, and what a nice gift!



Miz Helen said...

Hi Patti,
Your Teriyaki Tenderloin looks fantastic for a very special meal. Thanks so much for bringing this awesome recipe to Full Plate Thursday today and have a great weekend!
Miz Helen

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh that sound so good. I don;t buy beef very often as it's so expensive
It's mostly chicken and turkey.
After lobster bisque soup and salad for dinner your dinner sounds so much better. Although the lobster bisque was very good.

~~louise~~ said...

Omaha Steaks? It's been years since I have ordered from them. I'm assuming their products are still up to par?

I really enjoy when you share your mother's recipes, Pattie. This one is certainly a keeper. I always have a stash of dry onion soup mix on hand:)

Thank you so much for sharing, Pattie...