Here's a deliciously different way to serve surf and turf. It's an elegant entree that often appears on my Christmas dinner table.
- 8 bacon strips
- 1 beef tenderloin roast (3 pounds)
- 3 pouches (6 ounces each) lump crabmeat
- 1 cup water, divided
- 1/2 cup Burgundy wine or beef broth
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons minced green onion
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon steak sauce
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon browning sauce, optional
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until cooked but not crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
- Make a lengthwise slit down the center of tenderloin to within 1/2 in. of bottom. Open meat so it lies flat. Mound crab over the center. Close tenderloin; tie at 2-in. intervals with kitchen string.
- Place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Wrap bacon around meat. Combine 1/2 cup water, wine or broth and lemon juice; pour over beef.
- Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 45-60 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Remove meat to a serving platter. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
- Pour pan drippings and loosened brown bits into a saucepan. Skim fat. Stir in the onion, butter, steak sauce, soy sauce, browning sauce if desired, sugar and remaining water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in parsley. Slice tenderloin; serve with sauce. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Crab-Stuffed Beef Tenderloin in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p41
Medium-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.
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