Nothing warms our hearts (and our bellies!) more than Christmas Day with our loved ones. Try this fool proof filet and delight in the smiling faces of the people you adore.
FOOL PROOF FILET
1- 5 pound beef filet
Prepare paste of 1 stick unsalted butter, softened, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 tablespoon coarsely ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon instant coffee, 7 cloves crushed garlic.
Preheat oven to 500°. Spread the paste mixture all over meat. If possible, do this step the night before. Cover and refrigerate. Allow beef to come to room temperature prior to roasting. Roast in preheated 500° oven for EXACTLY 25 minutes for medium-rare and EXACTLY 22 minutes for rare. After removing from the oven cover tightly with foil and let stand for 20 minutes before cutting.