Beef Tenderloin with Shallot and Syrah Reduction

The tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef and is the source of the filet mignon. It needs only relatively brief cooking. The Syrah reduction, made from the flavorful pan juices, is quickly made while the roast rests.
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Review 1 for Beef Tenderloin with Shallot and Syrah Reduction
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4 out of 5
elizzyp
,Novato
,CA
Santa Barbara
December 6, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Good but might be missing instructions!
December 6, 2011
This recipe is from the WS Christmas book published a couple of years ago. I have tried several of the recipes and opted for this one this year. My tenderloin was about 2.75 pounds. I followed the recipe and cooked it for the instructed 25 minutes -- there was no way it was cooked even for the person who prefers close to mooing! Perhaps the recipe should read 20/25/20 minutes per pound? I ended up at close to 90 minutes total for med-rare. Use that themometer and plan a little extra time. As for the rest of the recipe - fabulous! (As are the rest in the book)
Pros: Will Make Again
Cons: Confusing
Review 2 for Beef Tenderloin with Shallot and Syrah Reduction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Spicemom
Auburn, CA
February 14, 2011
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Excellent recipe
February 14, 2011
I made this beef tenderloin last evening for a dinner party, and it was a huge success. I have always cooked tenderloin on the outdoor grill, but now love it cooked in the oven equally well. The trick is to keep checking the temperature with an instant read thermometer--I cooked it to 140 degrees at the thickest part, and that was rare in the center of the tenderloin and med-rare toward the ends. The wine reduction is fantastic and very easy to prepare. I have already passed this recipe on to my daughter!
Review 3 for Beef Tenderloin with Shallot and Syrah Reduction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
theYakRanch
Colorado
January 1, 2011
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Yak it up during the Holidays!
January 1, 2011
We used this recipe with a yak tenderloin. Simple and Fabulous! Just right for an elegant family Christmas dinner. The Syrah Reduction was a perfect compliment.