Carnivore Dreams -Filet Mignon with mushroom wine sauce

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Katie Lee – Food Network

Two nice filets (or double/triple as you see fit)

4 oz. mushrooms

1 cup wine

3-4 Tablespoons unsalted butter

salt and pepper to taste

1 shallot

  1. Generously season each side of the steaks with salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes before cooking.
  2. In a cast-iron (or other heavy-duty) skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter over medium heat. Add half of the shallots and saute until tender for a couple of minutes. Stir in the mushrooms and cook until the water has evaporated, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the cooked mushrooms to a dish and set aside. Wipe the skillet clean.
  3. Heat another tablespoon of butter over high heat in the skillet. It will bubble and foam, and after it stops, add the steaks. Sear on each side for about 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium high. Add the remaining shallots and saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the flame off and add the wine. Turn the flame back on to high, bring to boil and let reduce by half. Whisk in the remaining tablespoon of butter. Stir in the reserved mushrooms.
  5. Spoon the sauce over the steaks and serve.

I changed up the recipe to suit myself, but am posting it here as Katie’s.  I changed the amounts — more shallots, a bit of thyme.  I generously rubbed them with a steak seasoning, red pepper, onion/garlic salt mix, fresh ground pepper, and a touch of cumin.  I like more flavor.  So you may adjust accordingly as well.  My filets were really thick so I needed to finish them ten minutes in a 375 degree oven.

Still, I give her credit for the basic recipe.

I loved it.  Not sure my dad likes my cooking.  I thought it was slightly too salty and he said it needed salt.  He is used to eating processed garbage, of course.

Served it with baked potatoes for the carb eaters and a touch of broccoli for me.

Dreams:  Still researching.  I dreamed about an old friend of mine, Brenda.  We were young and driving around a big city, lost.  She had two men interested in her and I was afraid they were both bums, trying to talk her out of them both. Without much success.

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