Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Red Wine Sauce; my 1001st post


It's a palindrome.

In fact, it's a mirrored palindrome.

In case you don't remember what a palindrome is, it's a word (racecar, radar, mom) or a sentence (Madam I'm Adam; I did, did I) that reads the same forward and backward.

A mirrored palindrome does it in when viewed in a mirror (A TOYOTA).

1001 is a mirrored palindrome.

It is also the number of this post.

Yesterday's post, which happened to be a Guest Post by TikiPundit, was my 1,000th post….

Or, since he wrote most of it, would this be my 1,000th post?

1,000 posts…..

When I did my 100th post I made a big announcement with all appropriate hoopla.

When I did my 200th post I made a passing mention of it.

I was going to do something big for my 500th but I missed it.

I had something really special planned for my 1,000th but…..


Apparently, I've just run out of words…. 1,000 posts can do that, you know. 

I've used all the words.

There are none left.

So I'll leave you with this bit of fun.  Reminds me of my typing at times…..

Don't stare at it – just read it quickly… (reprinted from the Isolated M)

I codnult blveiee taht I colud aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. 
The phaonmneal pwoer of the huamn mnid.  Aocdcrnig to rsheeacrh at Cmarbigde Uniervtisy, it deons't mttaer in waht oedrr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the fsrit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae.  The rset can be a taotl mese and you can stlil raed it wouthit a porlbem. 
Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.  Azmaing, huh?

That's why I never see my typos……

So there!

To celebrate my 1,000th post, and Christmas, we're roasting a beef tenderloin…. just a small one…..

Roast Whole Beef Tenderloin

Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Red Wine Sauce

Cooking time can vary depending on the size of the roast. A meat thermometer is best. Start checking after 20 minutes for a small roast and 30 for a larger one. Remember it will cook a bit more once off the heat.

The Beef

whole or piece of beef tenderloin, about 6oz (180gr) per person – but at least 16oz (450gr)
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tbs Worcestershire sauce

Rub beef with oil, thyme and Worcestershire. Roast in 400F (200C) oven for 25 – 40 minutes, depending on size and desired finish. Or cook on barbecue grill for same amount of time. Roast/grill to 105F (48C) for rare, 115F (52C) for medium-rare, 130F (54C) for medium. The temperatures are lower than normal because it's a small piece of beef. The tenderloin in the photo was taken out of the oven at 115F, after app. 40 minutes. Allow to rest for 10 – 15 minutes before slicing.

Beef Tenderloin, Sliced
The Sauce

2 shallots
2 cloves garlic
1 cup red wine
1/2 cup beef stock
1 tsp fresh or dried thyme
1 tsp Balsamic vinegar
1 tbs cornstarch (maizena, corn flour) dissolved in 1 tbs water

Finely chop shallots and garlic. Heat oil in saucepan medium-high heat. Add shallots and garlic; sauté 1 – 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add red wine. Simmer until reduced by half. Add beef stock and simmer until reduced by half again. Dissolve cornstarch in water and add to sauce, stirring until thick. Add thyme, vinegar and keep warm until ready to use.
To serve
Cut the beef into 1/2" (1.5cm) slices and arrange on a warm platter. Spoon some sauce on the side and serve.

Herre's a very famous palindrome: A man, a plan, a canal: Panama.

(One ignores punctuation and spacing in palindromes)

15 thoughts on “Roast Tenderloin of Beef with Red Wine Sauce; my 1001st post”

  1. That roast looks absolutely delish – and that’s what our hostess is serving this evening, so you chose just the right thing for your 1000th (or 1001st) post. Congrats!

  2. I am SO sorry for the attempted hijacking of your 1000th post! But it wasn’t, was it, because the post was yours and on your website. The tenderloin looks killer, and sure to induce a beef coma when I try it. And I love to read about sauces, anytime and anywhere, by anybody.

  3. Congratulations. I think I’m only in the 200s. Can you remember without looking what your very first post was about? Happy holidays!

  4. Tracy, whatever…. :-)) – thanks, sweeetie!
    Helen, please invite me to your party – I love to help celebrate milestones!
    Chuck, uh, thanks…. Many thanks, actually!!! Happy Holidays to you also!
    Thanks, Zoomie – hope your party was fun!
    Ina, many people thought it wouldn’t happen – both the 1000 posts and running out of words hahaha
    Pam, they can creep up really fast!
    Thanks, Kalyn, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too!
    TikiPundit, but first the foie gras – Now THAT is coma inducing….
    Stacy, bacon would have been the crowning touch!
    manningroad, yes, but there won’t be another for a long, long time.
    TV Food and Drink, um, I think, therefore, I am? No, that was someone else….. Happy holidays to you as well!

  5. I love palindromes and look for them often. I especially enjoyed reading that Isolated M part. What fun!
    Many congratulations on your 1001st post, Katie. I do believe I’ve read most of them. 🙂
    Merry Christmas!

  6. Christine, I love them too… Isn’t that amazing? Thanks – and thanks for reading!
    billy, I hope so too – it was!

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