Beef Tournedos with Gin & Juniper Sauce
From EatingWell: January/February 1993
Searing the steaks in a very hot, dry pan ensures succulent meat.
- 1/2 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
- 2 tablespoons gin
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons juniper berries, crushed
- 2 4-ounce beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed
- 1 teaspoon canola oil
- 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- Combine broth, gin, vinegar and juniper berries in a measuring cup. Set aside.
- Brush or rub steaks with oil. Press pepper onto the steaks and season with salt. Heat a medium cast-iron or heavy skillet over high heat until nearly smoking. Place steaks in the heated pan and cook until browned on the outside but still pink inside, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a plate and keep warm.
- Add the reserved broth mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring to scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan, until reduced slightly, 1 to 2 minutes. Place the steaks on individual plates and spoon the sauce over.
Tips & Notes
- To crush juniper berries: Place whole spices in a plastic bag and crush with the bottom of a heavy skillet or pulse in a spice grinder.
Per serving: 312 calories; 11 g fat (4 g sat, 4 g mono); 90 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 34 g protein; 0 g fiber; 247 mg sodium; 463 mg potassium.
Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (53% daily value), Zinc (40% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 4 1/2 lean meat
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- Type of Dish
- Main dish, meat
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
- Main Ingredient
- Preparation/ Technique
- Valentine's Day
- January/February 1993