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Seared Beef with Dukkah Carrot Sauce

Sweet, nutty notes complement the deep umami of seared beef tenderloin. This shareable entree is paired with a vibrant carrot sauce and delicate veggies.



2 T olive oil

4 large Markon First Crop Carrots, chopped roughly

1 Markon First Crop Yellow Onion, peeled and chopped roughly

1 T kosher salt

1 tsp. dukkah

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 cloves Ready-Set-Serve Peeled Garlic

1/4 C Ready-Set-Serve Lemon Juice

3/4 C stock (vegetable or beef)


2 T olive oil

1/3-lb. beef tenderloin

2 T dukkah

2 tsp. kosher salt

1/2 tsp. black pepper

2 T unsalted butter


16 Ready-Set-Serve Baby Carrots

1 T unsalted butter

1 tsp. kosher salt

1/4 C honey

2 C red quinoa, cooked

Edible petals and micro greens for garnish


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Toss carrots and onions with olive oil; season with salt, dukkah, and pepper. Roast in oven until tender, approximately 30 minutes.

Heat two tablespoons oil in cast iron skillet. Season beef liberally with dukkah, salt, and pepper; add to hot skillet, searing each side (two to three minutes per side). Add butter and put pan in the in preheated oven for 15-18 more minutes or until 140 degrees F (for medium rare). Remove and allow meat to rest for 10 minutes.

While meat is in the oven, make the sauce. Place roasted vegetables, garlic, lemon juice, and stock in food processor. Blend until smooth and frothy. Adjust seasonings as needed and set aside.

Add one tablespoon butter to another skillet; when melted, drop in carrots, and season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium-high until carrots are tender and starting to brown. Add honey and toss all. Remove from heat. Dip carrots in quinoa to coat.

To plate, pour carrot sauce over a large/shareable serving dish. Slice beef into 12 slices (three each) and place on top of sauce. Arrange quinoa-coated carrots next to meat. Garnish with more dukkah, edible petals, and micro greens.