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Tournedos of Prime Beef Surabaya

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Tournedos of Prime Beef Surabaya
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Ingredients (12)

  • 12 slices of beef tenderloin, 3½ to 4 oz. each
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • ½ clove garlic, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons chili sauc
  • 1 tablespoon shoyu (naturally fermented soy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tomato, with skin removed, finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cup beef gravy

Hawaiian fusion before Roy Yamaguchi! From the Culinary Arts Exhibition of January 28, 1960, sponsored by the International Geneva Association, Aloha Branch, this recipe was submitted by Chef Paul Koy, Royal Hawaiian Hotel.


  1. 1Broil beef tenderloin over coals, 1½ minutes per side.
  2. 2Serve with the following sauce:
    Sauté scallions, onions and garlic in butter for 1 minute. Then add curry powder, ginger, chili sauce, shoyu, tomato, lemon juice and beef gravy. Cook the mixture for about 2 minutes, and then correct seasoning if needed.
  3. 3Arrange meat slices on steamed wild rice. Top with sauce and garnish water chestnuts, bean sprouts and wild or black mushrooms.
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