Beef Stroganoff, when done right, is one of those magical dishes that acts and tastes like a stew, but is actually a quick-cooking dish in disguise. With just about 45 minutes in the kitchen, you can make a dish that comes packed with tender meat and rich, deep, rib-sticking flavors that taste like they were cooked all day. My goal: A beef stroganoff with the most tender, juicy beef around in a sauce that balances rich, browned flavors with brighter notes and most importantly, a creaminess that doesn't break or turn grainy under any circumstances. I decided to break down the process one step at a time to get there, starting with the meat.
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Whole-roasted beef tenderloin is a once-a-year celebratory dish that can be fantastic if done properly. The problem is, its extra-lean meat lacks flavor, not to mention how easily it dries out and overcooks. Our slow-roasting reverse-sear method ensures perfectly medium-rare meat from edge to center with a nicely browned, flavorful crust.
Whole-roasted beef tenderloin is a once-a-year celebratory dish that can be fantastic if done properly. The problem is, its extra-lean meat dries out and overcooks very easily. Our slow-roasting reverse-sear method ensures perfectly medium-rare meat from edge to center with a nicely browned, flavorful crust.
Beef tenderloin is the most expensive cut of meat on the steer. At a good butcher or supermarket, a trimmed center-cut tenderloin can run you as much as $25 to $30 per pound! But there are ways to minimize that cost. The best way is to buy the tenderloin whole and untrimmed, bring it home, and trim it yourself.
This recipe takes the classic flavors of pasta with cacio e pepe and substitutes nutty, wholesome barley instead, topping it off with a simple tenderloin steak and a dollop of watercress pesto.
Beef tenderloin gets a big boost of fresh and earthy flavor from a spinach and mushroom stuffing, complemented by a hint of garlicky heat.
There's no doubt that Beef Wellington is delicious. How can it not be? The exterior is a light, crisp, buttery crust, glazed a deep, shiny golden brown, twinkling with crystals of sea salt. You slice through it to reveal layers of the finest ingredients in the Western world: slivers of prosciutto, a duxelles of wild mushrooms bound with cream, and foie gras, all encasing a core of medium-rare, buttery-soft beef tenderloin. And for all that, it's actually a surprisingly simple roast to do right. Check out our recap, and prepare your guests to be dazzled.
Bison tenderloin rubbed with a sweet-and-spicy ancho chili rub, slow roasted and served with a cilantro-based salsa verde.
Though there's always a constant buzz of people at Rye, the bar is busy without feeling crowded. The hours fly by. The drinks are delicious.
The prime rib might be the King of the holiday table, but if I had to nominate one roast for the triple threat of Dictator-For-Life, President, and First Tiger, it'd be the Beef Wellington. Complex, beefy, buttery, oozing with juices, and packed with flavor, it's hard to get more decadent than this, my friends.
The ultimate in luxurious roasts, Beef Wellington combines beef tenderloin, a rich mushroom duxelles, foie gras, and prosciutto, all wrapped in a buttery puff pastry crust.
Ian Scalzo and his partners at Tradition (the same folks behind Bourbon and Branch and Rickhouse in San Francisco) have been busy. They opened Local Edition just a few months back, and now have followed up with a spot that's essentially eight bars in one. "It started as a 'drinking through the ages idea,'" said Scalzo, "but we really wanted to focus on different types of bars, and how each has their own style."
Summer's here, so now seems like as good a time as any to re-examine some of the things we know (or think we know) about grilling beef. Sure, we can all agree on what our end goal is. The real debate is, what's the best way to get there? You've just dropped $50 on some prime aged beef, and you're rightfully nervous about screwing it all up. After all, there's a lot... ahem, wait for it... at steak.
How to grill delicious bone-in ribeye steaks.
After catching Jacques Pepin's recipe on an episode of Fast Food My Way, I jotted down the ingredients and set off to make it that night. The stuffing of winter greens is ideal this time of year, while the cherry tomatoes are a burst of summer as January drags on.