Friday, August 24, 2007

Pan Seared Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom & Shallot Sauce


Made this last evening. It was simple, quick, & delicious, but I gotta tell ya, I was standing there stirring the sauce, thought to myself after finger tasting, this needs somepin..... glass of pinot noir in hand, ( ran outa Chardonnay) and said hmmmmm..... dumped the entire glass in it,, voila! burnt off and left a heavenly smell and taste. I laughed to myself because once Blima or Karen... ( I think) gave me a little plaque that read, I cook with wine, sometimes I even put it in the food).
Actually, I have a similar recipe made with PORT thats even more tasty, but a bit more time consuming too. I'll find that and show ya.
I served with Whipped Garlic potatoes and a little cucumber salad. I have plenty of potatoes and sauce for Left overs tonight... Maybe I'll throw a few Pork Chops on the grill? Gets so in the way of my quilting you know?
Hey! Speaking of that very thing.......... I bought myself a new toy yesterday! (pic on bottom) A Cuisinart Slow Cooker. Its coming soon! I have NEVER been one to use a slow cooker (crock pot cookin), but I am desperate to have good food and still be able to divide my time properly. So I'm going to give it a whirl! I don't care for "throw it all together" foods at all.... so this should be interesting. I'm sure I 'll be reporting. Not sure what I'll be doing at wine 30 if I'm not slaving over a hot stove huh? Me neither... film at 11:00.
Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom and Shallot Sauce

4 beef filets cut into medallions (I used 2 small Fillet Mignon, uncut)
3 oz portabella or shiitake mushrooms diced
2 shallots, diced
2 TBLSP butter
2 TBLSP flour
2 cups beef broth

Heat the butter in a saucepan. Add the mushrooms and shallots and cook until limp. Whisk in the flour and cook for 3 minutes. Whisk in the broth, bring to just a boil, reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high flame. Add a small amount of oil. Add the beef and cook to desired temperature. Served topped with warm sauce.

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3 comments:

Megan said...

So.....what time is dinner?
I coming to YOUR house!

Anonymous said...

man-o-man that looks good, and it was me who sent you that wine magnet, its true eh? lol
Im so sure you will love the slow cooker, throw everything in and forgetaboutit till dinner, but Im also so sure you wont like all the stewy things your going to make.
(is stewy a word/)
Ill find u some good recipes, I hope.
Love u, B

Lynn Douglass said...

oooooo, yum! I think your recipes are one of my favorite things! It's always wine 30 somewhere! ;-)

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