The perfect Beef tenderloin Steak, how to
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Don't beat the meat!
If the meat has been treated well: beating not necessary. If the butcher advises to beat the meat to get it tender, it indicates that the meat is too young to sell.
How long do I pan fry to get the perfect tenderloin steak??
Everyone wants their steak different. I always use the frying pan.
Baking time for a beef tenderloin steak of 2 - 2.5 cm (1 inch) thick:
Coat the steak with little oil, pepper and salt and roast on each sides 1.5 minute over high heat in a pan .
Saignant (fr.) or red: roast each side 1.5 minute extra.
Medium: roast each side 3 minutes extra.
à Point or almost well done: each side 4 minutes extra.
Put the steak after baking for 5 minutes in a bit foil in an oven of 100°C/210°F to let the meat juices redistribute.
First published: April 12, 2003, Netherlands
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