Beef Tournedos with Blue Cheese-topped Polenta

Beef Tournedos with Blue Cheese-topped Polenta
  • 4 servings
  • 0:10 Preparation
  • 0:08 Cooking
  • 0:18 Total Time

Ingredients

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  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    butter

  • 1 Tbsp.
    (15 mL)

    extra virgin olive oil

  • 4

    slices of polenta, cut 1/2 in. (1 cm) thick

  • 2 oz
    (60 g)

    Blue cheese, crumbled

  • 4

    beef tournedos

  • 1/4 cup
    (60 mL)

    olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

Preheat oven to broil.

Melt butter with oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and brown polenta 1 - 2 minutes per side.

Transfer polenta to a baking dish and top slices with crumbled cheese.

Broil until cheese melts and browns.

Heat second quantity of oil in a skillet over high heat, and cook tournedos 3 - 4 minutes per side or to desired degree of doneness.

Remove barding (fat).

Serve tournedos immediately with blue cheese-topped polenta and a tossed salad.

Source: Académie Culinaire

Wine and meal pairing

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