This recipe serves a crowd and is great for special occasions, but also easy enough for a weeknight. Most tenderloin pieces in the butcher case are already trimmed, but if not, ask your butcher to do this for you. For a super neat presentation, you can tie the tenderloin: fold the narrow end back under itself to create an even thickness along the length of the tenderloin and tie the tenderloin at one-inch intervals with butcher’s twine. It’s an unnecessary step but takes just a few minutes and will help the meat cook more evenly. The rest of the recipe involves hands-off roasting and yields tender, juicy meat with a crisp, slightly spicy crust on the outside.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Stir together horseradish, mustard, parsley, garlic, and salt in a medium bowl. Rub mixture on beef tenderloin, pressing to adhere, and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion of beef registers 135°F for medium-rare, about 30 minutes. Remove to a cutting board, and let stand 15 minutes before slicing.
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