Saturday, October 31, 2009

Grilled Beef Tenderloin w/ Mushroom Wine Sauce

Here's one of my favorite recipes from one of my favorite cookbooks. "Something to Talk About", compiled by the Junior League of Lafayette is chocked full of nouveau and traditional Cajun recipes for occasions we celebrate in South Louisiana. Recipe entries are from many of the great Cajun cooks of Lafayette. From Mardi Gras fare to Christmas dinner, this special collection of recipes will help you to prepare and enjoy the world famous Cajun cuisine, no matter where you live. Cest bon! Bon Appetit'!

  Click on title to see a review of this cookbook.  "Something to Talk About"

Grilled Beef Tenderloin

2 lbs beef tenderloin
3 tbs.'s olive oil
1 1/2 tsp.'s salt
1 1/2 tsp.'s pepper


Mushroom Wine Sauce
1 1/2 cups butter or margarine
6 shallots, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
4 ounces sliced mushrooms
2 tbs.'s all-purpose flour
1 10 oz. can beef consomme'
3/4 cup red wine

For the beef, preheat the grill. Coat the beef with olive oil. Rub a mixture of the salt and pepper into the beef. Place on a grill rack and grill over hot coals for 30 minutes for medium.

For the sauce, melt the butter in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the shallots, onions, and garlic. Saute' for 2 to 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms. Saute for 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in the beef consomme' and red wine for 5 to 8 minutes, until sauce has thickened. Serve immediately over the
beef. Serves 6 to 8 Serve with a big tossed salad and some good French bread to soak up the wonderful flavor of this delectable sauce. Le bon, manger!

Festival Fun

I have received a few requests for more festival dancing videos, so here is one that I took on the Saturday of Festival Acadiens, earlier this month, before the dance area turned into a mud slide. Enjoy! Let the good times roll, cher! Hope that you're all having a great weekend! Happy Halloween!

Balfa Toujour


Elizabeth Bradley said...

That recipe will be a hit around here. Tonight, pumpkin soup. Happy Halloween!

Eddie Bluelights said...

I don't know which I would enjoy most, Marguerite, your wonderful Beef recipe or your company, cher ~ Eddie

lakeviewer said...

I copied this and moseyed over to find more recipes. Love this blog/

Sniffles and Smiles said...

C'est bon, indeed!!!!!!! Nothing more tender than beef tenderloin in wine!!! Looks like a terrific recipe, Marguerite!!!! Hope you are dancing up a storm!!!! Love to you~Janine XO

Nat said...

Marguerite, That looks amazing...and that mushroom wine sauce is unbeatable ! I will most definitely use that one...

Laura said...

Dear Miss Marguerite-

Sorry about the email problem. I will be home after the weekend- maybe we can put our heads together and figure out a way you can get me your mailing address.

This tenderloin looks delicious-


Nancy said...

Some of my best cookbooks are Junior League. Since I was a Leaguer at one point, I can see why they are so good - they entertain all the time!

This one looks wonderful, btw.

John said...

Over here I have closed the grill down for the winter, but I'll keep the sauce recipe for next season. Have a good one.

Owen said...

Looks delicious... just need a good bottle of red wine to wash that down with ! A dark red rich wine, maybe from Cahors...

California Girl said...

anyone on a diet should have a pop up window before your blog that reads

"If You Are Hungry, Don't Go Here!"

A Year on the Grill said...

SHHHHH... You are letting the secret out... Beef tenderloin is one of the easiest and best presentation items you can make on a grill!

Love this sauce, great post

Lea Ann said...

This recipe looks wonderful. Will save it a give it a try. Denver has 4 Junior League Cookbooks that are wonderful. I love them.

Marguerite said...

Elizabeth- I've never had pumpkin soup, but it sure sounds delicious! Thanks, hope yours was happy, too.

Eddie- Merci for your sweet comment, cher! "Flattery will get you everywhere"! :) lol

lakeviewer- So glad you liked the recipe and thanks for the nice compliment! I love your blog, too!

Janine- Thanks so much, cher! The wine does give it a wonderful flavor. I danced till I couldn't dance anymore!

Nat- Thanks, I'm so glad you like it! The sauce is easy to make and complements the beef perfectly. Enjoy!

Laura- Not a problem, cher! Just send me a gmail.(address on my profile) Hope you're enjoying yourself! Thanks, it is divine!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Some of my favorite recipes come from Junior League cookbooks! This one looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.


Marguerite said...

Nancy- This Junior League group entertains like crazy! Thanks, it is a great recipe and cookbook.

John- My grill stays open year round! One of the perks of living in the South. Glad you liked the sauce!

Owen- Merci beaucoup, cher! A dark, rich wine sounds perfect! Have a great week!

Cal. Girl- Some of the Cajun dishes are rather high in calories. That's why I have to keep dancing! Thanks for stopping by!

Dave- Coming from a grill expert, I take that as a supreme compliment. Merci beaucoup!

Lea Ann- Thanks, so glad you like the recipe and hope that you will try it! Thanks so much for visiting!

Joanna- Junior Leagues do have the best cookbooks around. Thanks for the sweet compliment and you're welcome, cher!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Your sauce puts this over the top! i cannot wait to try this and surpise my family...this is amazing!

Kathryn Magendie said...

LOVE the video! I just twittered your blog and told them to watch the dancing video *grin* ....

We have clogging competitions here in Maggie Valley *teeeheee*

and there's good mountain music - some of it and zydeco(etc) sound similar

Marguerite said...

Kathryn- Merci beaucoup, cher! So glad you enjoyed it! Lassiez les bon ton rouler!

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