Wednesday, February 20, 2013

What's For Dinner Wednesday~

My husband and I prepared this meal a few weeks back and it was delicious.  We also prepared the shrimp recipe for another night and combined it with linguine noodles with a bit of garlic butter added.  Both were winners.

This recipe comes from Clean Eating magazine's Jan/Feb issue, and is prepared by Chef Christopher Brown.

Spiced Beef Tenderloin with Chile Sauteed Shrimp
Chef Christopher Brown-Clean Eating Magazine


2- 3oz beef tenderloin medallions
Olive oil cooking spray

Spice Rub
2 Tbs sweet paprika (chef’s tip:  opt for the Hungarian variety)
1 tsp organic evaporated cane juice
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp fresh ground black pepper
½ tsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cardamom
½ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ground cinnamon
¼ tsp ground allspice
¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper

Sauteed Shrimp
4 shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 tsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp sweet paprika
Pinch chile flakes


One: In a small bowl, combine all spice rub ingredients.  Using about 1 Tbs per beef medallion, coat both sides with mixture, gently rubbing into meat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Tip: store leftover spice rub in an airtight container for up to six months).

Two: In a small bowl, stir together all sautéed shrimp ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for 45 to 60 minutes.

Three:  Preheat oven to 425*. Mist a medium, ovenproof saucepan with cooking spray and heat on medium-high. Add beef and sear on one side for 4-5 minutes.  Turn over, transfer pan to oven and roast to desired doneness; about 7 minutes for medium-rare or 9-10 minutes for medium (internal temperature should register 145* F when tested with an instant read thermometer.)

Four:  In a nonstick sauté pan on high, add shrimp and sauté for about 3 minutes, until just cooked through.  Top beef with shrimp.

Side Dish:  Carrot-Infused Wheat Berries with Butternut Squash

1 Tbs olive oil
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 1-inch thick stick cinnamon or  ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
1 bay leaf
1 cup wheat berries, rinsed
1 Tbs chopped garlic
1 ½ cups low-sodiu chicken or vegetable stock
1 ½ cups carrot juice
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
½ cup peeled, seeded and finely chopped butternut squash (1/4 in cubes)
2 Tbs chopped fresh mint leaves


One:  In a medium saucepan, heat oil on medium.  Add onion and cook until softened, about 4 minutes.  Add cinnamon, bay leaf, wheat berries and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for about 2 minutes.

Two:  add stock, juice, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to low and cook for 45 minutes.  Add squash, cover and cook for about 15 minutes more, until wheat berries and squash are tender.  Remove from heat and let stand for 5 minutes, covered. Strain remaining liquid from mixture. Garnish with minte. (Note:  if you end up with extra wheat berries, store covered in the refrigerator and reheat for a quick and easy side dish.)



Jennifer Diane said...

Oh goodness, this looks (and sounds) really yummy! Thanks for sharing...I'll have to give it a try. :-)

Anne said...

This looks delicious:)

Alexa said...

Oh looks amazing! Can I come over? ;)

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Looks delicious!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Yummy! I am definitely going to try this.
Take care!

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Lauren, this looks wonderful! I hope you're doing well!


Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh yummy! My boys would love the steak and I could eat the shrimp, thanks for sharing, happy friday!

Allison said...

Looks delicious! The side dish sounds right up my alley...I love butternut squash. Have a great weekend Lauren.

Leslie said...

OMGosh Lauren .. this looks SO good. I am craving steak! Sorry I've been away and not visiting.. Not sure if I told you that I had a problem with and so the end result is a new blog :) .. coming to theaters near you.. just kidding. It should be up and running soon:) and I'll be back in business. Enjoy your spa goodies and a party sounds perfect. I'll head over! :)


Jamie said...

Oh wow. My husband would love this.

Katie said...

yum! i wish i was eating that for dinner tonight!!

Designing Domesticity said...

These look delish. I'll be putting them on my list of to-makes! Thanks for sharing, liz

Brandi said...

I love steak! Your dish looks delicious. I never heard of wheat berries. I'm intrigued enough to give them a try. Thanks for sharing.