Steak Mirabeau (Beef Tenderloin with Anchovy Butter)

by Michelle on September 1, 2010

Originally I made this recipe for our Whisk Wednesdays group. I so enjoyed our little group as we worked our way through the Le Cordon Bleu agenda. I learned so much and still apply so many of wonderful techniques which can make any recipe so much better! One of the reasons I joined Whisk Wednesday is because I was in a cooking rut. I found I was adding garlic to just about everything and it was getting boring. Don’t get me wrong, I love garlic and my family loves garlic but every recipe does not need garlic! And my side dishes consisted of steamed vegetables and the usual broccoli, cauliflower, corn and carrots. Many of the Le Cordon Bleu recipes were long and very involved. Because I was attempting to learn, I tried to follow each recipe exactly as written, varying only when I could not locate an ingredient. I never would have tried Celery Root (Celeric) or Turnips…OMG, the Glazed Turnips were amazing!! I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it!

Steak Mirabeau was one recipe I was a bit hesitant to try. Beef with Anchovy just did not appeal to me but I went ahead and made it any way. It was delicious! Not in my wildest dreams did I ever think a little salty fish could enhance beef but it sure did! I’ve made this dish several times, and every time Mr. Tastebuds raves how great the steak tastes, but I’ve yet to tell him about the secret Anchovies. Now, I just grill the steaks, brush with Anchovy Butter and serve garnished with sliced Green Olives. It’s fast, easy, absolutely delicious and no one will know about the Anchovy unless you tell them but I guarantee they will notice a difference in taste!





Steak Mirabeau — Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Anchovy Butter
Recipe adapted from Le Cordon Bleu at Home

6 Tenderloin Steaks
Fresh Ground Pepper
Kosher Salt
6 Green Olives, sliced

Mirabeau Butter:
1 TBL Butter
1/2 tsp Anchovy Paste

Fresh Parsley, minced for garnish

1. Lay the steaks out and sprinkle each side with salt and pepper and rub it in.

2. Grill the steaks.

3. While the steaks are resting, melt butter in the microwave. Add the Anchovy Paste and mix well.

4. Slice Olives and mince parsley.

5. Brush each steak with the Anchovy Butter. Garnish with Sliced Olives and Parsley. Serve.



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  • Kat September 1, 2010 at 8:17 am

    I would like to try this recipe. I would not even know where to buy Anchovy paste. Any ideas? Glad to hear you are feeling better.

    • Michelle September 1, 2010 at 8:25 am

      Kat,

      You should be able to find the Anchovy Paste in the Grocery Store. It comes in a tube which is so convenient, just cap and refrigerate and use when needed. Anchovy paste is wonderful in any seafood pasta recipe.

      Michelle

  • Jenny Flake September 1, 2010 at 8:29 am

    This looks so great!! Would love this for dinner :)

  • kat September 1, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Now I want to totally try this!

  • Tracy September 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I have to admit, the anchovy butter scares me a little…but it does look good!

  • Kayte September 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    I miss our little Whisk Chicks group. That was so much fun and I learned so much from all that. I never ventured into the anchovies, the guys would freeze every time I mentioned it and I just didn’t have the heart to try to trick them (they trust me and if it didn’t work, they would never trust me again!!!), but I bought some recently thinking I would try them on just such a dish, or one of Marcella’s Italian dishes just for myself and see if I thought I could get by with it or not. You are giving me pause for thought to just go for it. This looks wonderful.

  • Joanne September 1, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    I love the idea of challenging yourself in the kitchen! I’ve been cooking through Michael Symon’s cookbook and some of my favorite recipes have been ones that I would never have tried otherwise. This steak looks delicious. Who knew that anchovies could pack such a punch!

  • Kim September 2, 2010 at 7:03 am

    I have no doubt that those salty little anchovies added great flavor to this steak. It’s a combination that I wouldn’t think about, but probably should have.

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify September 3, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I keep seeing steak and butter recipes popping up everywhere! I’ve never tried it but I think I’m going to have to sooner rather than later!

  • Cookin' Canuck September 4, 2010 at 9:32 am

    This sounds so appealing to me. I can imagine that the anchovy butter complements the steak really nicely.

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