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Beef Tenderloin In Pastry

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Ingredients
  Beef tenderloin piece 4 Pound
  Burgundy wine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  French dressing 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Puff pastry 1
  Pimento 1
Directions

Trim excess fat from meat.
Set meat on platter.
Combine wine and dressing, and pour over meat.
Marinate in refrigerator 4 hours, turning meat several times.
Thaw cream puff dough according to package directions, about 1 hour before serving time.
Drain meat, saving marinade.
Brush off excess marinade from meat with pastry brush, or pat with paper towel, and place meat in a shallow pan.
If there is a thin end, pin it under with toothpicks to make tenderloin uniformly thick.
Roll pastry out into oblong.
Wrap around meat completely, clamping edges and sealing firmly.
Bake at 450 °F. 40 minutes or until meat thermometer barely registers 140°F.
Decorate top with diced pimento.
Serve on heated platter with Potato Croquettes and garnishes.
Note: One of the elegant diversions of haute cuisine is the introduction in the early courses of a meal of such tender, flaky pastry as tartlets holding richly sauced mushrooms or seafood for hot hors d'oeuvres, or a handsomely decorated wrap for a whole baked ham or a length of the tenderest of all beef, the fillet of tenderloin.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Canadian
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
8

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