Pepper-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
The peppery coating, quick sear, and finish in the oven ensure tender, flavorful results for this beef tenderloin. How to Carve Beef Tenderloin
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine peppercorns, 1 tablespoon salt, the sugar, and red-pepper flakes. Rub all over tenderloin to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour.
Heat a large ovenproof skillet over high heat until almost smoking. Add oil, and brown meat, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer skillet to oven, and roast until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part reaches 120 degrees, about 16 minutes. Remove from oven, and let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with grainy-mustard aioli and squash.