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    Roasted Garlic Beef Tenderloin Medallions on Soft Polenta

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    35 mins

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    25 mins

    Chef mariajane's Note:

    An elegant meal perfect for entertaining can be easy and quick - the beef and polenta is a terrific example.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400°F '.
    2. 2
      In a deep saucepan, bring 1 cup of the cream and 2 1/2 cups water to a boil over medium-high heat.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile, in an ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add garlic, reduce heat to medium-low and sauté for about 5 minutes or until golden; transfer half to a bowl, set skillet aside.
    4. 4
      Mash reserved garlic with 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoons pepper in bowl; stir into boiling cream mixture.
    5. 5
      Gradually pour in cornmeal, while stirring. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, for about15 minutes or until polenta is thick.
    6. 6
      Meanwhile, return skillet, with garlic, to high heat; heat until sizzling. Season beef medallions with salt and pepper; add to skillet and sear each side for 1 minute.
    7. 7
      Transfer to oven and roast for about 15 minutes for medium-rare or until desired doneness.
    8. 8
      Transfer beef to a warmed plate; tent with foil.
    9. 9
      Return skillet to medium-high heat and pour in wine; boil, scraping up brown bits for 1 minute.
    10. 10
      Whisk flour into remaining cream, gradually whisk into skillet. Simmer, whisking for about 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    11. 11
      Stir Parmesan and basil into polenta and divide among serving plates; place beef on top and spoon sauce over top.

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    Nutritional Facts for Roasted Garlic Beef Tenderloin Medallions on Soft Polenta

    Serving Size: 1 (170 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 343.8
    Calories from Fat 185
    Total Fat 20.6 g
    Saturated Fat 12.4 g
    Cholesterol 59.8 mg
    Sodium 279.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 25.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
    Sugars 0.7 g
    Protein 9.9 g

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