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   Ingredients :
1 4 lb ( 2 k) beef tenderloin, trimmed

Red Wine Marinade:
1 bottle (3 cups) dry red wine
cup olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
4 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dry thyme

Tarragon Butter:
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
2 tablespoons dry tarragon, chopped
1 tablespoon parsley leaves, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon juice


Trim beef tenderloin. Place meat in a large bowl. Pour Red Wine Marinade and refrigerate covered, for several hours or one day, turning occasionally.

Remove meat from marinade and pat dry. Prepare grill and place rack 4 – 6 inches (10 – 15 cm from fire. Oil rack lightly and place beef tenderloin. Grill meat, turning frequently to brown all sides. Cook until the desired doneness.

Remove meat from grill and place over a warm platter. Cover with aluminum foil for 10 minutes and let meat rest.

Cut the tenderloin into slices ( – 1 inch / 2 – 2.5 cm) and top each serving with a slice of tarragon butter.

Red Wine Marinade:
Combine all ingredients. Pour mixture over beef tenderloin and cover.

Tarragon Butter:
Combine butter, fresh and dry tarragon, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a medium size bowl. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Form butter mixture into a cylinder (4 inches / 10 cm) and wrap in plastic film. Chill until firm.

Cut into slices (3/4 – 1 inch / 2 – 2.5 cm) and serve 1 slice over each tenderloin. Remove.
        6 8 servings
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