Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust by Ina Garten#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Millions of people love Ina Garten because she writes recipes that make home cooks look great; family and friends shower them with praise and yet the dishes couldn’t be simpler to prepare using ingredients found in any grocery store. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, the Food Network star takes easy a step further, sharing her secrets for pulling off deeply satisfying meals that have that “wow!” factor we all crave.
Start with delicious Dukes Cosmopolitans made with freshly squeezed lemon juice, plus Jalapeño Cheddar Crackers that everyone will devour. Lunches include Hot Smoked Salmon, Lobster & Potato Salad, and Easy Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons, all featuring old-fashioned flavors with the volume turned up. Elegant Slow-Roasted Filet of Beef with Basil Parmesan Mayonnaise and show-stopping Seared Scallops & Potato Celery Root Purée are just two of the many fabulous dinner recipes. And your guests will always remember the desserts, from Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze to Salted Caramel Brownies.
For Ina, “foolproof” means more than just making one dish successfully; it’s also about planning a menu, including coordinating everything so it all gets to the table at the same time. In Barefoot Contessa Foolproof, Ina shows you how to make a game plan so everything is served hot while you keep your cool. There are notes throughout detailing where a recipe can go wrong to keep you on track, plus tips for making recipes in advance. It’s as though Ina is there in the kitchen with you guiding you every step of the way.
With 150 gorgeous color photographs and Ina’s invaluable tips, Barefoot Contessa Foolproof is a stunning yet infinitely practical cookbook that home cooks will turn to again and again.
Ina Garten’s Filet Mignon With Mustard And Mushrooms Recipe
Preheat the oven to degrees. Use an oven thermometer to be sure your oven temperature is accurate! Place the filet on a sheet pan and pat it dry with paper towels. Brush the filet all over with the oil, reserving about half a tablespoon. Sprinkle it all over with the salt and pepper it will seem like a lot, but believe me, it makes a difference. Place the tarragon branches around the beef, tying them in 4 or 5 places with kitchen string to keep them in place, and then brush the tarragon with the reserved oil. Place the meat thermometer horizontally through the end of the beef.
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Ina’s No-Fail Filet of Beef
In fact, I have invented reasons to host special occasions just so I have an excuse to make this incredible cut of beef! There are no tricks, fancy techniques or equipment needed to execute this recipe. All you need is a great cut of beef, some fresh tarragon and butchers twine. After that, the oven does all the work. Having made this beef tenderloin several times, I can tell you that every-single-time, regardless of the size of the beef, the results are simply beyond impressive. But every special entree, deserves some special side dishes to help it shine and really blow your tastebuds away.
Preheat oven to degrees. Use an oven thermometer to be sure your oven is close to degrees. Place beef on a baking sheet and pat outside dry with a paper towel. Spread butter on with your hands. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.