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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Beef Tenderloin with Curry Mayo

10 MINPrep Time
40 MINCook Time
by Giada De Laurentiis
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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This super juicy beef tenderloin gets a succulent crust of herbs, and you'll want to put the curry mayo on just about everything!


Beef Tenderloin with Curry Mayo



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

40 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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    For The Beef:

  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 2 teapsoons coriander seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (plus 2 teaspoons)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 3 1/2 to 4-pound beef tenderloin, trimmed
  • For The Mayonnaise:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


  1. For the beef: Arrange an oven rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a heavy baking sheet with vegetable oil cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a mortar and pestle, or spice grinder, finely grind the cumin seeds and coriander seeds. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the spices and cook for a few seconds until aromatic and toasted. Put the spices in a small bowl. Chop the garlic on a cutting board and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Holding a chef's knife at a 45 degrees angle, scrape the garlic and salt together to form a paste. Add the garlic paste to the bowl with the spices. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons salt, black pepper, and oil and stir until smooth. Put the meat on the prepared baking sheet and rub with the spice mixture. Roast for 35 to 40 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 125 degrees F, for medium-rare. Remove from the oven and transfer the meat to a cutting board. Cover the meat loosely with foil and let rest for 20 minutes.
  3. For the mayonnaise: In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, mascarpone cheese, basil, curry powder, and paprika until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. To serve: Slice the meat into 1/4-inch thick slices and arrange on a platter. Spoon the mayonnaise mixture into a small serving bowl and serve alongside the sliced meat.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
5 grams
84 grams
145 grams
Saturated Fat
42 grams
388 milligrams
1229 milligrams
2 grams
1 grams
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    Mary Elizabeth Guyton - Jun 09

    Giadzy..I just made your Beef Tenderloin with Curry Mayonnaise. I followed you instructions carefully and it was absolutely delicious! I have never been accomplished in the kitchen, but now that all of my children are grown, I have time to focus on your amazing recipes and am gaining experience and confidence. Giadzy is wonderful and I am so grateful for Giada and her expertise through her first class cookbooks and through Social Media. Thank you Giadzy!üíñ

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