Monday, November 24, 2008

Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Gorgonzola

Cook Time: 20 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 4 servings


* 4 (1 1/2-inch-thick) beef tenderloin steaks
* 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it
* Salt and freshly ground black pepper
* 3/4 pound Gorgonzola
* 4 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced


Let meat rest 10 minutes before beginning dinner preparation.

Place a large, flat griddle or skillet over high heat. When hot, using
a pair of tongs and a folded paper towel, wipe cooking surface with
oil and place steaks on hot pan. Caramelize the steaks, 2 minutes on
each side. Reduce heat to moderate. Season meat with salt and pepper
and cook 4 to 5 minutes longer on each side.

Preheat broiler to high.

Arrange steaks on baking sheet. Top each steak with 3 ounces
Gorgonzola. Place baking sheet 6 inches from broiler heat just long
enough to melt the cheese. Remove meat from the oven and top with
slivers of fresh sage. Let meat rest 2 or 3 minutes, then serve


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