Monday, August 15, 2016

Coriander Beef Tenderloin with Onion-Cilantro Relish

Who doesn't love a great steak?  This one is just full of flavor, and while I don't normally subscribe to perfecting perfection (come on, tenderloin is about as good as it gets!) the relish on these steaks is amazing and brings to flavor of Brazil right to your backyard.  The relish would be equally fabulous stirred into rice for a color side dish, served over fish or chicken if you don't care for red meat, or added to some fresh tropical fruits (pineapple and mango) for a tasty summer salad.

For the relish:
2 cups finely diced red onion
1/2 cup diced jalapeno
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoon chopped orange zest
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

For the beef:
2 teaspoons coriander seeds, crushed
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
4 beef tenderloins

Preheat grill to medium and brush grates with oil.

Make the relish.  Combine onions, jalapeno, vinegar, zest.  Let sit 5 minutes before stirring in the oil.  Stir in cilantro just before serving.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the steaks, combine the coriander and salt.  Press seasoning into beef.  Grill steaks, covered, until medium-rare (about 4 minutes per side) or to taste.  Transfer to a plate, tent with foil, and allow to rest 5 minutes.

To serve, plate steaks with relish on top.

Serves 4.

Recipe adapted from Cuisine at Home.

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