4-5 lb. beef tenderloin roast
2 cloves garlic
Several sprigs of English thyme
1½ cups water
1 cup red wine
2Tablespoon olive oil
Sea salt and pepper

You will also need:
Roasting pan
Paring knife
Rack for roasting pan

Preheat oven to 425oF.

Rub roast with about 1 Tablespoon olive oil. Peel garlic cloves and split them in half. Rub the meat with the half cloves of garlic. Then rub with a few sprigs of thyme (reserve some for garnish). Generously salt and pepper the roast.

Place into a roasting pan with rack. Pour the water and 1 cup wine into the bottom of the pan (making sure that the liquid does not touch the bottom of the meat. Cook until meat reaches 140oF (for medium-rare). Let roast stand for 15 minutes before cutting.

Serves 8.

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