Beef Tenderloin Canapés

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • PREPARE THE FILLET:
  • Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  • Allow beef to come to room temperatue, about 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the green peppercorns, tarragon, chopped green onions, garlic, & 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Spread the mixture out on a plate or platter large enough to hold the beef.
  • Brush 1 tablespoon of the olive oil on all sides of the beef fillet.
  • Roll the fillet in the green peppercorn mixture, pressing lightly so that it adheres to the surface.
  • In a large, ovenproof nonstick frying pan over high heat, warm the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Add the beef and sear until browned on all sides, 3-4 minutes.
  • Place in the oven and cook until an instant read thermometer, inserted in the thickest part of the fillet registers 120ºF(54ºC)for medium rare 8-10 minutes.
  • Transfer the beef to a piece of aluminum foil and let cool to room temperature. Wrap the beef in the foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours up to overnight.
  • PREPARE THE BAGUETTE:
  • Reduce the oven temperature to 300ºF. Arrange the baguette slices in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven and toast, truning occasionally, until golden brown on both sides, 15-20 minutes total.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool.(The toasts can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature overnight).
  • PREPARE THE HORSERADIH CREAM:
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, horseradish, and red pepper flakes, if using.*(The cream can be stored in the refrigerator overnight; bring to room temperature before using, the longer you let it marry the better it will to taste.).
  • TO ASSEMBLE:
  • Remove the beef from the refrigerator, unwrap and slice against the grain as thinly as possible. (Slice when it is cold and you'll be able to slice it even thinner).
  • Spread an equal amount of the horseradish cream on each of the toasts.
  • Place a slice or two of beef on top of the cream cheese.
  • Garnish each canapé with a few slices of green onion.
  • Arrange the canapés on a doily or festive napkin-lined tray and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy with some bubbly!
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