Prep 4 hrs
Cook 40 mins
This is a recipe I cooked for my birthday. It was my very first tenderloin on the grill. The recipe was VERY easy. And it got rave reviews at the party. I actually scaled the recipe down for just 1 lb of tenderloin, but I'm including the whole recipe here. I got the recipe online from Food & Wine. I believe they used fresh herbs in the original recipe. I didn't have any fresh on hand, but I had a Ton of dried, so I used that and it was still wonderful. I have changed the recipe to reflect my use of dried herbs.
- 4 1⁄2 lbs beef tenderloin, trimmed
- 1⁄3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- 2 teaspoons dried marjoram
- 2 teaspoons dried rosemary
- 2 teaspoons salt
- Fold the thin end of the tenderloin roast under to make the meat an even thickness. Tie the roast at 1-inch intervals and transfer to a large rimmed baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, combine the olive oil with the garlic, pepper, thyme, marjoram, rosemary and salt. Rub the herb oil all over the roast and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours.
- Bring to room temperature before grilling.
- Light a grill. Grill the roast directly over moderately high heat, turning often, until nicely charred, about 30 minutes for medium-rare.
- Transfer to a carving board and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Slice the roast 1/2 inch thick and serve.
this was quite good...and, much easier than i expected. made a great cut of meat taste even better. i'll definitely be making this again. thanks for posting
What a delightful marinade. It really brought a lot of flavor to the beef, without overpowering its natural taste. It could really make something special even out of a mediocre cut of meat.