Roasted Almond Beef Tenderloin


  • 1 1/2 lbs thick-cut beef tenderloin
  • 1.5 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

The Method

  1. Place cast-iron skillet in oven, preheat to 400 degrees.
  2. Dry tenderloin with a paper towel, set aside. Combine mustard, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Coat tenderloin with mustard mixture, then dust all sides with almond meal.
  3. Remove cast-iron skillet from oven and transfer to stovetop. On a medium heat, sear each side of the tenderloin for approximately 2 minutes (keep close watch, to assure it does not burn). After all sides have been seared, sprinkle rosemary and chopped almonds over all sides of the tenderloin. Transfer to oven and roast for 8-10 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 115 degrees in the thickest area of the meat.
  4. Remove tenderloin from the oven and let rest for 10-15 minutes before carving and serving.

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