Often, the right sauce is the perfect compliment to the meat entrée. Such is the case with filet mignon, or beef tenderloin. Since a beef tenderloin is the leanest of the prime steak cuts, and lacks fat, which gives beef its flavor, a good sauce can make this tender cut of beef come alive.
Recently we enjoyed cooking a tenderloin for guests and I came up with a simple sauce that was, I believe, ideal. It’s a creamy horseradish sauce and it was perfect for the tenderloin. It would also be good on other cuts of prime beef as well as for some seafood entrees, such as shrimp, scallops or crab cakes,
It’s easy. Here’s how.
Mix a cup of sour cream, I use light sour cream to save a few calories, with 3 tablespoons of prepared horseradish. Next add one tablespoon of honey, a teaspoon of Franks Hot Sauce (or Tabasco) and salt and pepper.
Prepare at least an hour before using and keep cool in the refrigerator. It’s also an excellent spread for roast beef sandwiches.
Creamy Horseradish Sauce
1 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Frank’s Hot Sauce
Salt & pepper to taste