I got a whole tenderloin yesterday, plan to cook it Saturday for company. I'm seeing a lot of different versions of similar ideas here, would love to hear your favorite. I took some ideas from several recipes and I'm looking for suggestions. This is only my third round since I got my smoker, so I'm for sure a newbie. But Saturday's my birthday, and I deserve this, right?
My plan is to cut it into nice thick 2-3" steaks, possibly soak them in olive oil overnight, wrap them in bacon with some salt, pepper and garlic rub, then throw them on the WSM 22.5" at about 225-250 for an hour or so. 120 degrees? Less.
Then I'm thinking I'll take them out, and rest them for a while (half an hour?) in the fridge, then put them on a nice, hot, cast iron skillet (butter?) for a minute or so and make them nice and seared, then drop them in a hot (450?) oven on a baking sheet for a few minutes.
Thank you all, I've been all over this site since before I fired up my smoker the first time.