Smoked Beef Tenderloin
A whole beef tenderloin is an impressive roast that’s perfect for entertaining. How do you make it even better? Adding smoke is a good start.
Why This Recipe Works
To get the most well-seasoned, evenly smoked, medium-rare whole-smoked beef tenderloin, we start by trimming a whole tenderloin ourselves, tie it for even cooking, and then season the roast with a fresh herb salt to marinate overnight. Then we oil and sear the roast over high heat and slow-cook it for 30 minutes to allow the wood smoke flavor to permeate the meat. We finish the thicker end of the roast over the hotter side of the grill for even cooking. To enhance the herb flavor and to complement the smoky meat, we make a quick herb and garlic dressing with freshly grill-smoked scallions.