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Old 11-27-2011, 07:29 PM   #1
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Thanksgiving Tenderloin

Along with the traditional turkey and ham, I did a whole tenderloin on the charcoal rotisserie. My butcher provided the tenderloin, just short of five pounds, trimmed, folded, and trussed. Prepped, rubbed with salt and pepper and rested to room temperature. Basted with mixture of butter, sauteed shallots, thyme, rosemary, horseradish, and mustard. Rotated in Weber kettle type grill over lump oak charcoal to 120-degree F. The interior is somewhat more pink than it appears in the last photo. If it looks like the number of slices is a little short, it's because we spirited away a goodly chunk for later personal use. I will do this again. The whole thing will served a LOT of people. You may keep the turkey.


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Old 11-27-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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Looks YUMMY!!Attachment 12487Attachment 12487Attachment 12487
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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Dang, that looks and sounds fantastic, GLC!!! Feelin' the need for a piece of red meat....
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:04 PM   #4
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That looks fantastic, I must say.

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If it looks like the number of slices is a little short, it's because we spirited away a goodly chunk for later personal use.
I don't blame you there, but wondering how you managed to do that in front of everyone?
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Old 11-27-2011, 08:07 PM   #5
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Yummy!
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:08 PM   #6
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I don't blame you there, but wondering how you managed to do that in front of everyone?
They never knew what hit 'em. It was gone before they arrived to eat. Next time, I'll keep a closer watch on temperature. I checked it often, but it had passed 120, and I should have caught it earlier and let it finish off the grill for a true medium rare, which this piece of meat truly deserved. The five inches I diverted from the guests was really to make me feel better about the astounding price of a high-grade full tenderloin. But while it is a pricy piece, it will also served some 20 guests each a 1/2-inch slice, which isn't bad economy. And a 1/2-inch of this is, to me, more satisfying than larger pieces of lesser beef.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:27 PM   #7
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You must have very well mannered guests GLC. With my family of big beef eaters, I could see everyone passing up the turkey and ham and heading right for that beautiful beef tenderloin without a thought of taking only one slice.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:32 PM   #8
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I was kind of surprised, too. I know I didn't eat much turkey and ham. I think they were just too tradition-bound not to eat the cheap feed.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:08 PM   #9
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We have beef tenderloinon the day after tgiving.

If you served that lovely meat at Tgiving no one would eat my turkey!
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Looks Great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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