Its been rather hot lately and we've been reluctant to use the stove or oven. Lucky for us we have a BBQ. :-)
Firstly I came across a lovely beef tenderloin at Famous Foods. Big. Non-medicated. Good price. It was love at first site.
Secondly, we have never cooked a whole tenderloin before so we went to the intraweb for some help and came across this lovely recipe from allrecipes.com: Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Herb Garlic Pepper Coating.
The recipe is mainly for the crust/coating, which is absolutely delicious, with a little bit of coaching on how to cook the meat. However we were still a little hesitant to proceed as we didn't really know what we were doing.
We found this great article on seriouseats.com that gave informative instructions all the way from purchase to prep to post grill carving. One helpful bit of information it provided was how to deal with the uneven cut of a tenderloin so it would be evenly cooked. They suggested using butcher's twine to tie up the ends into a reasonably uniform piece of meat. It worked like a charm and I even got to practice some old boy scout knots. ;-)
It was a huge win for us and we've been eating it for days.
Anyone else have any summer BBQ gems they'd like to share?