Thursday, February 24, 2011

Essence Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Check out the grill marks on that steak! My student was SOOO proud of himself and I was very proud of him, too! We can only use two butane burners (no electrical equipment or anything else) so we have to cook the steaks on a cast iron skillet. He did an awesome job and cooked them to perfectly medium-rare. 

Essence Crusted Beef Tenderloin

Serves 2 (plus extra Essence seasoning)
2 (6 oz) tenderloins
Paprika 1 tbsp
Salt 2 ½ tsp
Garlic powder 1 tbsp
Black pepper 1 ¼ tsp
Onion powder 1 ½ tsp
Cayenne pepper 1 tsp
Vegetable oil as needed
Medium yellow onion 1/2, julienned
Worcestershire sauce 1/2 tsp

Combine all spices thoroughly.

Rub steaks with approximately ½ tsp (each) of spice mixture.

Preheat grill pan over medium high heat. Lightly oil grill pan.

Once grill pan is heated, sear steaks and cook for about 4 minutes on each side or until medium.

In a separate pan, heat 1 tsp vegetable oil. Saute onions until translucent and tender. Stir in Worcestershire sauce. Keep warm until service.

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