I thought I had perfected roasting beef tenderloins long ago with the high heat and Dijon mustard-smeared recipe featured in my Nantucket Open-House Cookbook. However, once I sampled this slow-roasted method, inspired by reading Barbara Lynch’s Stir cookbook, I was persuaded otherwise. The texture of the meat is phenomenal, the taste sublime, and the color a wonderfully even rosy hue throughout. I’ll often drizzle a wonderful Tuscan steak condiment, called Arezzo Sauce, over the slices as a departure from the more traditional Béarnaise sauce accompaniment.
Written by Sarah Leah Chase
Sarah Leah Chase moved to Nantucket, Massachusetts, as a year-round resident in 1980 and opened a specialty food shop and catering business called Que Sera Sarah, which soon became an island institution.
Sarah develops recipes and concepts for her husband Nigel’s specialty food company, Coastal Goods. She lives with her family on Cape Cod, where she enjoys oystering and gardening as much as cooking.