Mouthwatering Holiday Steak Bruschetta made with beef tenderloin, sourdough bread, and a seasonal thyme mayo with caramelized shallots on top. This is a holiday appetizer recipe to really impress your guests!
Is everyone getting pumped up for the holidays? I can hardly believe that they are here already. As much as I love the holidays, I’m feeling like they came so quickly this year! I am doing two great things for you within this post today: 1. Sharing this bruschetta AKA the best appetizer recipe I’ve ever made, and 2. Providing the best giveaway (this Le Creuset 7 Qt roaster pan worth 249$!) that you Wishes and Dishes readers have ever seen. It’s a good day to be here, my friends.
I wanted to tell you about the most amazing trip to Wooster, Ohio I took a couple of weekends ago with ten other food bloggers thanks to Certified Angus Beef. I had a lot to learn about cooking with beef and came back with a wealth of information. It was the culinary experience of a lifetime. I have never eaten so well in my entire life! I honestly had the best meals I’ve ever had cooked by their amazing chefs. We spent a lot of time learning how the beef is graded by the USDA, tips on choosing the perfect roast for the occasion, tying roasts professionally, flavor profiles, what qualifies as quality beef, and more. Certified Angus Beef is the best Angus beef available and has ten quality standards to ensure this brand’s premium name and to guarantee products with their label on them are the greatest quality and of the highest standards possible. These ten standards are designed to assure marbling, tenderness and consistency. USDA graders determine whether beef meets all of those standards and is eligible for the brand. I really was able to taste the difference in their beef!
I was so fortunate in having the chance to work with Chef Ashley Pado for three whole days. I worked with her on menu planning for my holiday recipes of choice that I would then cook up in the test kitchen of the Culinary Center, and went shopping with her for the ingredients I needed. She helped me get creative in the kitchen and I learned SO much from her. Chef Ashley was a one-time Hollywood food stylist and was even a national finalist on FOX’s “MasterChef” Season 2! That girl is my hero. The other three chefs were amazing, as well, and taught me so much about cooking beef and other holiday dishes. I had such a fun time that weekend with such generous hosts and the other food bloggers!
This holiday steak bruschetta was one of the dishes I created while in Ohio! It was AMAZING. I had an idea in my head of exactly what I wanted it to look like and taste like and the finished product exceeded my expectations. The tenderloin came out perfect (so much so that I couldn’t even believe it was something I had made) and the seasonal thyme mayo perfectly complimented the beef. When I put all of this, along with decadent caramelized shallots, on top of a nice buttery, crusty bread it was pure heaven on a plate. If you really want to impress your guests – look no further! They will request this every holiday.
The extremely generous people at Certified Angus Beef, along with Le Creuset, provided me with this gorgeous roasting pan to celebrate #roastingseason and the upcoming holidays. They even went above and beyond and also gave me one to give to you! Scroll on down to see how easy it is to enter.
Deadline: Tuesday, November 18th at 11:59 (EST). I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday 11/19. Good luck, everyone!
Winner: Must be a U.S. resident to enter. The winner will be chosen at random using Random.org and announced in this post. I will email the winner and if he/she does not respond within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
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