Garden Hearts® Wheels with Beef Tenderloin

YIELD

8 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Garden Hearts® Jumbo Romaine Hearts
  • 4 lbs beef tenderloin, defatted and trimmed
  • salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • 8 ozs feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
  • 4 ozs capers

DRESSING

  • 2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • pinch of sugar
  • 1/2 water
  • salt and coarsely ground black pepper

METHOD

  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a bowl; add salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Cut 1/4" from stems of the Garden Hearts Jumbos. Keeping the leaves intact, rinse well, inside and out, under cold running water. Drip-dry completely and chill.
  3. Slice the tenderloin into half-inch thick slices.
  4. Season the tenderloin with salt and pepper. Barbecue or oven roast until the internal temperature reaches 125 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare (about 25 minutes).
  5. Remove from the heat source and let rest for 10 minutes.
  6. Slice the Jumbos into one-inch thick wheels.
  7. Place the first Jumbo wheel on a platter, top with a filet slice and sprinkle with dressing. Add the next wheel and filet slice, continuing until you have 16 slices (two slices per serving).
  8. Garnish with feta cheese and capers.

Chef Beat Giger

Recipe by:

CEC, AAC, Corporate Chef Pebble Beach Resorts; Pebble Beach, CA

Chef's comment:

"Chef's comments: "This is a salad that even gets the big meat-eaters excited! It's a great 'hot-cold' sensation dish that combines two all-time favorites""