1 hr 10 mins
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Creamy Sesame dressing
- 1 cup mayonnaise (Kraft is good)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 4 teaspoons dark sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
Asian Spice rub
- 2 tablespoons szechwan pepper (you can use black if you need to)
- 1 tablespoon anise seed
- 4 teaspoons coarse salt
- 1 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 4 -5 lbs beef tenderloin, trimmed and tied
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- snipped fresh chives, for garnish
- tarragon, sprigs for garnish
- 1Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- 2To make the dressing: Put mayonnaise, sour cream, ginger, garlic, sesame oil and rice vinegar in a blender or food processor mix until combined.
- 3Scrape down the sides of the blender or work bowl with a rubber spatula, mix for another 15 seconds.
- 4Transfer to a bowl, add the cilantro and mix well with whisk.
- 5Set aside.
- 6Make the spice rub: Toast peppercorns and anise seeds in a dry large heavy skillet over moderate heat, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- 7Finely grind toasted mixture in an electric coffee/spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle (I use my mini food processor).
- 8Sift mixture through a small strainer into a bowl and stir in salt, five-spice powder, and ginger.
- 9Halve beef crosswise and sprinkle rub all over both pieces, pressing so it will coat.
- 10Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet that can be put in oven over moderately high heat until just smoking, then brown 1 piece of beef on all sides, about 1 minute.
- 11Transfer to a large plate.
- 12Wipe skillet clean with paper towels and brown remaining beef in same manner.
- 13Arrange beef pieces, 2 inches apart, in the skillet.
- 14Roast in middle of oven 25 to 35 minutes.
- 15Let beef stand in pan on a rack for 25 minutes.
- 16Beef will continue to cook as it stands.
- 17Throw away string and slice beef.
- 18Serve with dressing at room temperature.
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Nutritional Facts for Fillet of Beef with Asian Spice Rub and Creamy Sesame Dressing
Serving Size: 1 (191 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 10
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 715.1
- Calories from Fat 490
- Total Fat 54.5 g
- Saturated Fat 18.0 g
- Cholesterol 167.1 mg
- Sodium 1211.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 7.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.4 g
- Sugars 1.6 g
- Protein 46.6 g
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Chinese five spice powder