It was a perfect choice for our Valentine Dinner last night. Our sides were roasted asparagus and sauteed onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, and green beans. We splurged with some cheese bread ... and dessert was delicious too - chocolate cake with Jack Daniels Fudge Frosting.
The steak recipe can be found in The South Beach Diet. Below is the recipe as noted in the book. (I used regular butter.)
2 beef tenderloins (4 - 6 oz. each / 1" thick)
1 Tbsp. cracked pepper
1/2 tsp. dried rosemary (I used an herb blend with rosemary, but rosemary only is much better!)
1 Tbsp. Smart Beat spread
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 c. brandy or dry red wine
Combine pepper and rosemary in a large bowl. Coat both sides of the steak with the mixture.
Heat the Smart Beat and oil in skillet until hot. Add streaks and cook over medium to medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center registers 160 F (for medium). Remove steaks from the skillet and cover to keep them warm. Add the brandy (or wine) to the skillet and bring to a boil over high heat, scraping particles from the bottom of the skillet. Boil for about 1 minute or until the liquid is reduced by half. Spoon the sauce over the steaks.
Per serving: 322 calories, 24 g protein, 3 g carbohydrates, 21 g fat, 6 g saturated fats, 55 mg sodium,
70 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber