Beef Tenderloin in Cherry Sauce Recipe

Beef Tenderloin in Cherry Sauce Recipe
...a great beef tenderloin recipe to try ! Nice one !

Beef Tenderloin Recipe Ingredients:

* 1 can (16 ounces) pitted dark sweet cherries with juice
* 1/4 cup ruby port
* 1/2 cup beef broth
* 1 teaspoon (drained) bottled horseradish
* 1 teaspoon tomato paste
* 1 shallot, thinly sliced
* 1 large bay leaf
* 1/2 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
* 1 teaspoon arrowroot or cornstarch
* 1 tablespoon mild olive oil
* 4 beef tenderloin steaks (6 ounces each)
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 1/4 cup kirsch (cherry brandy)
* 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature
* 1 tablespoon grenadine syrup

Drain the cherry juice into a large saucepan and set the cherries aside. Add the port, beef broth, horseradish, tomato paste, shallot, bay leaf, and peppercorns. Bring to a boil over medium heat and cook until the mixture is reduced to about 2/3 cup, 12 to 15 minutes.
Dissolve the arrowroot in 1 teaspoon water and stir into the sauce.
Simmer until the sauce is shiny and slightly thickened, 1 minute longer. Strain, cover, and set aside. (This can be prepared a few hours ahead. If you refrigerate the sauce, bring it to room
temperature before proceeding.)
Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy skillet over high heat.
Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper and add them to the hot oil. Brown the beef tenderloin steaks on both sides and cook until medium-rare (about 6 minutes total) or to your liking. Transfer the steaks to a large platter.

Add the cherries and kirsch to the skillet and flambé. When the flames die out, reduce the heat to low and add the cherry sauce.
With a wooden spoon, scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the butter and grenadine syrup. The sauce should be bright red. Return the beef to the pan and turn to coat with the sauce. Cook until the beef is heated through, about 2 minutes longer. Season the sauce to taste with salt and pepper, if necessary.
Transfer the beef tenderloin steaks to warmed dinner plates. Spoon the cherry sauce over them and the beef tenderloin recipe is ready to serve at once...hmm...delicious ! Enjoy it !