Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish-Chive Sauce

Recipe originally posted on AllRecipes.


  • 1 (2-pound) beef tenderloin, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 3 tablespoons prepared horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


Step 1: Preheat oven to 450°.

Step 2: Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Rub beef with oil; coat on all sides with pepper and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Add beef to pan; cook 3 minutes, browning on all sides.

Step 3: Place beef on a broiler pan. Bake at 450° for 25 minutes or until a thermometer registers 125°. Remove from oven; let stand for 10 minutes before slicing.

Step 4: Combine sour cream and remaining ingredients; serve with beef.

Mushroom-Rosemary Turkey Gravy

Recipe originally posted on Taste of Home.


  • Roasted turkey drippings
  • Chicken broth or water
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon browning sauce, optional


Pour turkey drippings into a measuring cup. Skim fat, reserving 1/4 cup; set aside. Add enough broth or water to the drippings to measure 3 cups.

In a large saucepan, saute mushrooms in reserved fat until tender. Add onion powder and rosemary; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended.

Gradually stir in the drippings mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in browning sauce if desired. Yield: 3 cups.

Watercress Mayonnaise

Recipe originally posted on Food Network.


  • 2 bunches watercress, leaves only, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise, preferably homemade


In a blender, combine the watercress, sour cream, lemon juice, Tabasco, salt, and pepper. Puree until smooth, then transfer to a bowl and stir in the mayonnaise.

Fresh Herb Tomato Sauce

Recipe provided by Genius Kitchen


  • 1 tablespoon  extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon  red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1⁄4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1 (28 ounces) can tomato sauce
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons basil, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme, finely chopped
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped


  1. Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan over medium heat. 
  2. Add garlic, onion, and red pepper flakes (if using). 
  3. Cook until onion is translucent (about 2 - 3 minutes). 
  4. Add tomato sauce, water, and sugar. 
  5. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Add basil, oregano, thyme, and parsley. Cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Pesto with Arugula

Recipe provided by



  • 1 1/2 cups baby arugula leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2/3 cup pine nuts
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 (6 ounce) can black olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 pinch ground cayenne pepper
  • salt and pepper to taste


Place the arugula, basil, pine nuts, garlic, and olives in a food processor, and chop to a coarse paste. Mix in olive oil, lime juice, vinegar, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Process until well blended and smooth.

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Mango Chutney Sauce: Fresh Mango Chutney

Serves 8 to 12

  • 2 cups Mango, ripe local, peeled and cubed
  • 1 T. Rice vinegar
  • 2 T. Raisins
  • 1 T. Honey
  • 2 tsp. Ginger, fresh, minced
  • 1 tsp. Garlic, minced
  • Dash Cayenne pepper
  • 1 T. Chinese parsley, minced
  • ½ tsp. Cinnamon, allspice or garam masala

1.  Combine all ingredients in a small pot and bring to a boil.
2.  Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
3.  Break up mixture with a potato masher or fork.
4.  Cool.  Adjust seasonings to taste.

Kapiʻolani Community College Culinary Arts Program.  Cooking Up A Rainbow. The Hawaii 5210 Edition 1.0.