Food in Flying too High - Fillet Mignon Chasseur

The gang have fillet mignon chasseur as the main course for their celebratory dinner at the Queenscliff Hotel after Candida is rescued. Here is the recipe I used to make mine:

Servings: 8
Units: US | Metric
3 garlic cloves, crushed, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
8 (8 ounce) filet mignon steaks, 1-inch thick
6 tablespoons butter, divided
2 tablespoons brandy
1/2 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons tomato paste
3/4 cup dry red wine
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons currant jelly

Combine half the garlic, the seasoned salt, and the pepper. Pat the meat dry and rub with the garlic mixture.

Sear the steaks in a large skillet with 2 tablespoons of the butter until brown on the outside with the centre raw. Arrange the steaks in a 13 X 9 inch baking dish.

Pour the brandy into the skillet and stir over moderate heat, scraping up the brown bits. Add remaining 4 tablespoons of butter. When the butter is foaming, add the mushrooms and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Stir in the flour and reduce heat to low. Stir in the tomato paste and remaining garlic.

Remove from the heat; whisk in the wine, chicken broth, beef broth, and water. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, until the liquid is reduced by a third.

Add Worcestershire and currant jelly. Adjust seasoning to taste and thin the sauce to a coating consistency.

Cool and pour over steaks. (At this point steaks may be covered and refrigerated overnight. Allow them to come to room temperature before cooking.).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Bake the fillets, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes for rare, 20-25 for medium to medium-well.

1 comment:

  1. ive been focussed on consuming media related to strong women characters and it seems fillet mingnon is a fav them... virginia e johnson (masters of sex)

    or it could just my confirmation bias acting up haha