From Linda Cicero’s Cook’s Corner Column
Perfect Beef Tenderloin
1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) softened butter
1 beef tenderloin (about 5 pounds)
Garlic salt to taste
Heat the oven to 475 degrees, with one rack set in the center. Use your hands to press the butter into the tenderloin, then sprinkle evenly with garlic salt. Place in a shallow roasting pan.
Roast beef for 15 minutes, then, without opening the oven door, turn off the heat. Let stand in the oven 15 minutes. Remove pan and place on a rack. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and let stand 30 minutes before slicing. Makes 10 servings.
Per serving: 471 calories (69 percent from fat), 36 g fat (15 g saturated, 14.5 g monounsaturated), 166 mg cholesterol, 35 g protein, 0 carbohydrates, 0 fiber, 117 mg sodium.