SEARED BEEF ON ROSEMARY CRUSTINI
1 centre cut tenderloin sliced into 1/2 inch portions (8mm)
To make Crustini, mix together butter, rosemary salt and pepper in a small bowl
Slice bread in to ½ inch (8mm) slices and spread evenly with butter. Place on tray.
To prepare beef, sprinkle slices with blackening spice, dried basil. Drizzle with olive oil to coat.
Preheat barbeque to medium high heat (375°F/190°C).
Place the tenderloin down on grill and cook for 1 minute. Flip and continue to cook for 1 minute or until desired doneness. Remove from grill loosely cover with foil and let rest 4 minutes.
Place bread slices on bun rack and cook for 2 minutes until warm and slightly crisp.
Place beef on bread slices and top with cherry chutney.
Yield: 16 appetizers
½ cup paprika (125ml)
¼ cup salt (60ml)
¼ cup onion powder (60ml)
¼ cup garlic powder (60ml)
¼ cup plus 1 teaspoon cayenne (65ml)
¼ cup white pepper (60ml)
2 tablespoons black pepper (30ml)
1.5 tablespoon dried thyme leaves (22ml)
1.5 tablespoon oregano leaves (22ml)
In a medium bowl mix all spices together well.
Place in an air tight jar.
Makes 2 cups of spice rub (500 ml)
½ cup sun dried cherries, chopped (125ml)
¼ cup sun dried cranberries, chopped (60ml)
2 tablespoons chopped red onion (30ml)
1 teaspoon tomato paste (5ml)
4 cloves roasted garlic
¼ cup brown sugar (60ml)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (15ml)
In a small bowl mix together all ingredients until well combined.
Place in the refrigerator and allow to sit for 1 - 2 hours.
Yield: 1 cup of relish (250ml)