This contemporary take on beef Wellington reimagines pastry-wrapped tenderloin as a tart, showcasing flavors both comforting and complex. Crisp, buttery puff pastry forms the foundation; foie gras enriches the sauce.
For a crowd-pleasing yet simple holiday entree, try this traditional beef tenderloin with decadent red-wine butter sauce from chef Eric Ripert's "Avec Eric" cookbook. Serve with his Sauteed Broccoli Rabe, if desired.
Freezing the tenderloin or sirloin for about 20 minutes will make it easier to slice. For thin, even slices, place each beef slice between two sheets of plastic wrap and pound them with a meat mallet or small skillet.