Beef tenderloin steaks


This is an easy recipe for beef tenderloin steaks in the oven.  Buy best quality beef tenderloin steaks about 1 & 3/4 inch thick.  Take them out of the fridge about 20 minutes before cooking.

Heat the oven to 450°F. Turn the exhaust fan on to high.

Pat the meat dry with paper towels. Oil both sides of the steak and season both sides generously with salt.

Heat a 12-inch heavy-based ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.

Sear the meat without touching for 2 min. Using tongs, lift a corner of the tenderloin, check that it’s both well browned and easily releases from the pan, and flip it over. Cook the second side for 2 min., flip it again and then quickly transfer the skillet to the oven.

Roast until the beef reaches the doneness you want, usually 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare.  Carefully remove the pan from the oven, transfer the meat to a large plate, tent with foil, and let it rest for 2 mins.

Season with pepper.