Brie-Filled Clayton’s Organic Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream & Asparagus

Brie-Filled Beef Tenderloin

Ingredients:

4 Clayton’s Organic Beef tenderloins
salt and freshly ground pepper
4 slices Brie Cheese (goats Brie preferred)
1 sprig fresh thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil

Horseradish Cream

1 tablespoon fresh grated (or prepared) horseradish
3 tablespoons sour cream or Crème Fraiche
2 tablespoons lemon juice

To Serve

16 spears fresh asparagus
2 tablespoons toasted chopped hazelnuts, optional

Preparation Instructions:

1. Cut a pocket lengthwise in each tenderloin, large enough to hold the cheese. Take care not to cut through to the other side. Fold open, place cheese in center and sprinkle with thyme leaves. Close pocket, making sure cheese is completely enclosed. Season fillet to taste.

2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan and cook beef on medium high for 3-4 minutes each side for medium rare or until cooked as desired. Cover with foil and transfer to a low-heated oven to keep warm.

3. Combine horseradish with sour cream and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Set aside.

4. Heat remaining olive oil in a pan and sauté asparagus for 1-2 minutes or until just tender. Add remaining lemon juice and hazelnuts, toss to combine.

Serve beef tenderloin immediately topped with horseradish cream. Side with asparagus and chopped hazelnuts.