While thick, marbleized chunks of grilled beef tenderloin may be a dish dad has had a million times, the accompaniment — a creamy corn and bacon relish — is an innovative and unexpected surprise. To add depth of flavor, the corn is grilled before being tossed with the remaining relish ingredients. You can cook the relish in a saute pan over the coals like the recipe does, or if you prefer, throw things together in the comfort of your kitchen. To show dad you love him, make this meal, and check out the recipe: read more.
3 ears corn, husks and silks removed
4 center-cut beef tenderloin steaks, cut 2 inches thick (about 2 lb. total)
4 slices bacon
1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
3/4 cup half-and-half or light cream
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh dill
1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh tarragon
- Lightly coat corn and steaks with extra virgin olive oil. Season steaks with 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Let steaks stand at room temperature while grilling corn.
- For charcoal grill, place corn on rack over medium-hot coals. Cover; grill 10 minutes or until golden, turning occasionally. For gas grill, preheat grill to medium-high. Grill as above. Set corn aside.
- With grilling tongs, carefully push coals to one side of grill and, if necessary, add more coals for medium-hot heat.
- Place steaks on rack directly over coals. Cover and lightly sear on both sides, 5 to 6 minutes. Move to unheated side of grill. Cover and grill 13 to 15 minutes more for medium rare (145 degrees F); remove. Cover with foil; set aside.
- For corn relish, in skillet over medium coals, cook bacon. Drain on paper towels; reserve drippings in skillet.
- Cut kernels from cob. Cook onion in drippings over medium coals until tender, 3 minutes, stirring often.
- Add corn and half-and-half. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer 3 minutes or until thickened. Add crumbled bacon and herbs; spoon over steaks.
- BBQ, Main Dishes
- North American