Beef Tendeloin with Cranberry Port Sauce and Stilton

author: francineandrebecca

created: 2004-10-11 16:09:04



From Bon Appetit, January 20000.


4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 2 large garlic cloves, sliced 1 large shallot, sliced 1 1/4 cups canned beef broth 1 cup ruby Port 1/4 cup fresh cranberries 2 5- to 6-ounce beef tenderloin steaks (each about 1 inch thick) 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary 1/2 cup crumbled Stilton cheese Melt 2 tablespoons butter in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and shallot, then 1 cup broth, Port and cranberries. Boil liquid until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 8 minutes. Set sauce aside. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper. Add steaks to skillet; cook to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer steaks to plate; cover loosely with foil. Add rosemary to skillet, then sauce and remaining 1/4 cup broth. Boil 1 minute, scraping up browned bits. Season with salt and pepper; spoon sauce over steaks. Top each with cheese. Makes 2 servings.