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Portuguese Beef Tournedos

  • Baking — 15 minutes

  • Preparation — 15 minutes

  • Servings — 4


Thanks to Helena Loureiro, chef and owner of Restaurant Helena for this recipe

  • 4

    Dalisa Beef Tournedos

  • 2 tbsp

    of olive oil

  • 1

    dry shallot, minced

  • 1/2 cup

    of white wine

  • 2 tbsp

    of Portuguese mustard (or spicy mustard)

  • Piri-Piri sauce (to taste)

  • Salt and pepper


  • 1 bunch

    of trimmed asparagus

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 tbsp

    of butter

  • Salt and pepper


  1. In a pan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sear the beef tournedos for 2 minutes on each side. Sear the bacon coating.
  2. Reserve tournedos in an ovenproof dish and continue cooking at 350°F for about 10 minutes or as desired doneness.
  3. In the pan used to cook the tournedos, reduce the heat, add shallot and cook for 1 minute. Dglaze with white wine.
  4. Using a whisk, add the mustard and piri-piri into the pan. Let reduce slightly. Return the cooked tournedos to the sauce and coat well.
  5. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the asparagus for 1 to 3 minutes depending on their size. Sauté the asparagus in a pan with butter, garlic, salt and pepper for 1 additional minute.
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