This is the only recipe I use for roasting my tenderloin. It gives perfect results every time. I like to serve my tenderloin with Recipe#435737 (Dorothee Polson's Chile Rice Verde) to give a slightly southwest feel to my meal. The tenderloin may also be served cold for elegant sandwiches at an appetizer buffet. If it's Christmas time, be sure to serve it with Recipe#435703 (Cranberry Horseradish). Beef tenderloin is really at its best served rare or medium rare. But if you like your beef medium, add 5 minutes to the cooking time. for well-done, add 10 minutes.