- 3 ounces blue cheese, softened
- 1/8 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 2 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed, halved lengthwise, and pounded to 1/2-inch thick
- Freshly ground salt, to taste
- Freshly ground pepper, to taste
- Clarified butter
- 1/4 pound Gruyere, thinly sliced
- 8 anchovy fillets, soaked in a little milk to reduce salt
- 1 jar red pimento, sliced lengthwise
- 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
Preheat broiler. Cream together blue cheese, butter, and cayenne. Set aside.
Season tenderloin with salt and pepper. Heat clarified butter in frying pan over medium high heat. When hot, sear tenderloin on both sides. Remove from pan to paper towels. Blot dry with more paper towels.
Place cheese mixture on one half of tenderloin and cover this with other half. Tie halves together with string. Return to frying pan and cook until desired doneness (1 1/2 minutes on each side for rare, 3 minutes for medium, 4 minutes for well done). Remove from pan and discard string.
Preheat broiler, setting rack at least 4 inches from heat source. Coat tenderloin with Gruyere, anchovy and pimentos, reserving some for garnish. Broil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat onto a wooden platter. Sprinkle with parsley and extra pimento to serve.
Created by Graham Kerr for the Androuet Restaurant in Paris