Beef tenderloin, buttered leeks with fresh goat cheese and chorizo salsa
Pan seared filet mignon served on a bed of buttered leeks bound with fresh goat cheese and served with a salsa composed of olive oil, fresh herbs, diced tomatoes, shallots and diced chorizo.
IngredientsRecipe for 4 persons
For the beef tenderloin and buttered leeks
For the chorizo salsa
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and pepper
Preparation time: 30 min
Preheat your four at 400 °F
- General preparation
Finely chop the leek. Finely chop the shallots and chives. Chop the parsley. Cut the chorizo into dice. Cut the cherry tomatoes into cubes. Zest and juice the lemon.
- For the buttered leeks
In a pan drizzled with olive oil, place a knob of butter and let it foam. Add the leeks and cook over medium heat for 2 minutes. Reduce heat and add the white wine and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook gently for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and add the goat cheese at the last moment.
- For the chorizo salsa
In a hot pan, fry the diced chorizo over medium heat for 5-6 minutes until crispy. Drain the fat and keep aside as it will be used to sear the tenderloin. In a separate bowl, combine the tomatoes, shallots, chives, parsley and chorizo. Add a dash of olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, a dash of lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Mix.
- For the beef tenderloin
Season the beef tenderloin with salt and pepper on both sides. In nonstick skillet, add the chorizo drippings and sear the fillets on both sides over high heat. Reduce heat and finish cooking for a few minutes over medium heat for rare or place them on a baking sheet and finish cooking in the oven for 5-6 minutes. Let rest.
Vary the herbs in your salsa depending on what you have on hand: chervil, coriander, basil...