St. James entertains


The St. James luxury condominium homes and Baltimore-area celebrities joined forces recently to share summer entertaining secrets while raising money for charity. "A Perfect Setting" which takes place throughout the St. James decorated models, located at 3704 N. Charles St., runs through June 10.

The event, open to the public and free of charge, features seasonal tabletops and patio set-ups designed by local celebrities. The St. James will make a donation to the charity of each participating celebrity's choice, such as Animal Rescue, The Baltimore School for the Arts and House of Ruth-Baltimore Inc. For more information call 467-3704.

This recipe, featuring a marinated beef tenderloin, is from Beverly Burke, a co-anchor at WMAR-TV. Note that an exact cooking time for the tenderloin is not given. The time will vary depending on the size of the tenderloin and whether its cooked until rare or medium rare.

Tender Moments

3 pounds beef tenderloin

1 1/2 cups teriyaki sauce

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 tablespoon finely minced anchovies

1/2 cup minced Italian black olives

1 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

1 tablespoon herb seasoning

Pepper to taste

1 cup ricotta cheese

Marinate the tenderloin in teriyaki sauce and cook in preheated oven at 350 degrees until medium rare. (Beverly did not give an exact cooking time.)

Meanwhile, heat two tablespoons olive oil in a pan and saute garlic and anchovies. Next, add olives, chopped sun dried tomatoes, herb seasoning and pepper. When mixture is tender, about three minutes, drain into bowl and mix in cheese. Spoon only enough mixture to sit neatly in center of a medium slice of tenderloin, close and hold with a toothpick and serve warm.

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