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Beef Tenderloin with Fresh Herb Sauce

Total Time
18 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
8 min
Serves
2
Difficulty
Easy
Parsley and cilantro add a bright note to this fresh herb sauce. Make extras to use as a sandwich spread.
Ingredients

fresh parsley

½ cup(s), fresh, leaves

cilantro

¼ cup(s), fresh, leaves

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), smashed with side of a knife, peeled

water

2 Tbsp

red wine vinegar

½ Tbsp

olive oil

1 tsp

fresh lemon juice

½ tsp

table salt

½ tsp, divided

black pepper

tsp, freshly ground

cooking spray

1 spray(s)

uncooked lean and trimmed beef tenderloin

8 oz, (use two 1-inch-thick steaks)

Instructions

  1. In a blender or food processor, place parsley, cilantro, garlic, water, vinegar, oil, lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Blend on high, pulsing, until a smooth sauce is formed; set aside.
  2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef with remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; add beef to skillet and cook, flipping once, about 7 to 8 minutes for medium, or longer for desired degree of doneness. Serve with sauce. Yields 1 steak and about 1/3 cup sauce per serving.
Notes
You can grill the steak if desired (cooking time may vary from above).

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