- 1 (3 1/2-pound) center-cut beef tenderloin, trimmed (slice into smaller logs)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Essence, recipe follows
- Horseradish Sauce, recipe follows
- Creole Mustard Dressing, recipe follows
Place the tenderloins in a large, heavy roasting pan. Rub with the olive oil and season lightly on all sides with the salt, pepper, and Essence. Place over medium-high heat, sear the meat on all sides and cook to medium-rare.
Emeril's ESSENCE Creole Seasoning (also referred to as Bayou Blast):
2 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon dried thyme
Combine all ingredients thoroughly.
Yield: 2/3 cup
Recipe from "New New Orleans Cooking", by Emeril Lagasse and Jessie Tirsch, published by William and Morrow, 1993.
2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup prepared horseradish, drained
1 tablespoon minced chives
1 teaspoon Champagne or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
Dash hot red pepper sauce
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and blend well. Adjust the seasoning, to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Yield: 2 1/4 cups
Creole Mustard Dressing:
Recipe courtesy Louisiana Real and Rustic, by Emeril Lagasse and Marcelle Bienvenu, William Morrow Publishers
1 large egg*
3 tablespoons Creole or other whole-grain mustard
1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
1 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
In a food processor or blender, process the egg, mustard and vinegar until blended. With the motor running, slowly pour the oil through the feed tube in a steady stream and process until emulsified. Add the parsley, honey, salt and cayenne and pulse to blend.
Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before using. Use within 24 hours.
* Raw Egg Warning
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