Photo: Jennifer Causey
Salting and smoking a tender cut of beef gives it an unrivaled flavor.
Serves 16 (serving size: 3 1/2 oz.)
1. Place beef on a rack set in a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper, pressing gently to adhere. Refrigerate, uncovered, 8 to 48 hours.
2. Remove beef from refrigerator. Soak wood chips in water for 1 hour. Prepare smoker according to manufacturer's directions, placing wood chips on coals and bringing internal temperature to 325°F. Maintain temperature for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove beef from pan, and place in smoker. Smoke beef, maintaining smoker at 325°F, until a thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 125°F (for rare), about 50 minutes, turning beef once. Transfer to a carving board spread with Board Dressing, if desired, and let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with Classic Horseradish Cream Sauce, if desired.