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Beef Tenderloin with Tarra·Cardamom Rub

My mother spends the summer in a small cabin on Wolf Lake, in the Catskill Mountains. Though only two hours from New York City, it is truly “peace on earth”… that is until company arrives.

And company comes all summer long. My brothers and I, with families in tow, make an annual sojourn back to the lake.We eat too much, drink too much, and laugh enough to make up for lost time together.We revisit old memories and make new ones.Those who live close by, visit weekly.I call my mother and hear the new stories. Stories that I am not a part of.

Last weekend, my brother Jim and his family were at the lake and my mother served steaks with Smith and Truslow’s Organic Tarra·Cardamom Rub (her favorite). I was touched that my nephew Corey liked the rub so much that he ordered some as a gift. It made me feel like I was a part of the gathering, even though I wasn’t there. Half-way across the country, I felt connected.

Beef Tenderloin with Tarra·Cardamom Rub
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2

  • 2 beef tenderloins
  • 1 Tablespoon Smith & Truslow Organic Tarra·Cardamom Rub
  • 1 Tablespoon grape seed or olive oil

  1. Drizzle oil on tenderloins.
  2. Coat with Tarra·Cardamom Spice Blend, working it in to cover all surfaces.
  3. Let sit for 20 minutes.
  4. Grill on medium high heat until done.

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