Black Pepper Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin

Black Pepper Spice-Rubbed Beef Tenderloin
Photo by Jonny Valiant

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin seeds
  • an electric coffee/spice grinder
  • 1 center-cut beef tenderloin roast
  • 1 ½ teaspoons mustard seeds (preferably brown)
  • 1 ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt or kosher salt
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • ½ teaspoon whole cloves
    • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
    • 1 ½ teaspoons black peppercorns
    • 1 (1 1/2-inch) cinnamon stick
    • 1 ½ teaspoons coriander seeds

Toast spices with salt in a dry 10-inch heavy skillet over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until mustard seeds begin to pop, 3 to 5 minutes. Cool completely, then grind in grinder. Preheat oven to 350°F with rack in middle. Pat beef dry, then rub spice mixture all over it (including ends)...

View full recipe at Epicurious

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