(Ispanakli Bonfile - Bayram Dish)
1 piece of beef tenderloin
1 tbsp butter
10 petite mushrooms, brushed, stems cut off
~150 gr baby spinach, washed, drained, cut in chunks
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 pinch nutmeg
1 pinch cayenne pepper
4 tbsp cream 18%Top:
1 slice of Mozzarella cheese
Saute the onion with olive oil for 5-6 minutes. Add the spinach and cook for 2 minutes while stirring. Turn the heat off. Add nutmeg, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper and cream, stir. Place in an earthenware pot.
Meanwhile fry both sides of the tenderloin with butter. Add in the mushrooms at the end and stir. Place the fried tenderloin on the spinach. Arrange the mushrooms over the spinach. Place mozzarella on top of the tenderloin.
Preheat the oven the 400 F (200 C) and cook until the colour of the cheese turns to light brown.
* You can use a large oven proof dish for 6-8 tenderloins with 1 kg (2 pounds) of spinach. Adjust the amounts of the other ingredients to make this delicious Turkish dish for your guests.
- Vegetable Soup with Vermicelli
, Stuffed Peppers with Olive Oil
, Chicken with Walnuts
, Potato Pate
and Turkish Baklava