Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Served to us at an elegant dinner party hosted by our friend, Anna Ivarsdottir, this amazing & easy-fix recipe won the 2nd place award for her in a cooking contest sponsored by Harvey’s Bristol Cream (bottled by Harvey’s of Bristol in Bristol, England since 1976). Per Wikipedia: “Contrary to popular belief, the term cream sherry does not reflect the use of any dairy ingredient. The popular story from the 1860s is that a visitor to the Harvey’s cellars was given a taste of a new blend of sherry. When compared to Bristol Milk, she said ‘If that be Milk, then this is Cream.’ & the new blend was named.” I must add “If this be 2nd place, then 1st place is beyond my imagination.” & my best advice is to resist any temptation to improve this recipe. I guarantee you will want to linger at the table & savor every bite. Have I gushed enough? *Enjoy* ! :-)
- 17 ounces water
- 7 ounces soy sauce
- 7 ounces sherry wine (Specifically Harvey's Bristol Cream, but it was a prob to enter that ingredient)
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 1 1⁄2 lbs beef tenderloin (very thinly sliced & best shaved by a butcher)
- 2 white onions (med-size, sliced & separated into rings)
- Using paper towel, pat the shaved meat slices to remove any excess moisture. Prepare 2 plates for the table by dividing the shaved meat & sliced onion rings. Put 1 plate at ea end of your table & place the fondue pot stand in the center of the table.
- Heat the 1st 4 ingredients to a simmering boil on the stove-top & transfer the mixture to a 2-3 qt capacity fondue pot. Put the pot on its stand at the table & light the heat source.
- Let the fun & pleasure commence as ea person uses their fondue forks to spear the onion rings + shaved meat & cook it to their desired doneness in the fondue pot.
- NOTES: The meat will be fork-tender, have a decidedly Asian flavor from the soy sauce & is best served w/steamed white rice. As a side-dish, Anna served snap peas w/a light balsamic glaze & coarsely broken walnuts. The combo was excellent w/the tenderloin & rice.
Very Good! Have made twice and will definately make again. Couldn't find anyone to slice tenderloin thin, so I just cut slices as thin as I could and bite size. Worked fine. DELICIOUS!
This was AWESOME! My kids love fondue, but I always hated making it because the oil seemed so unhealthy. Since I discovered this recipe we've already made this it twice in the last month and will probably have it on a regular basis. Fun & DELISH!