Filet Mignon with Red Wine-Horseradish Sauce. For sauce: 1 tbsp butter, 1 cup shallots (chopped), 1 tsp black peppercorns (crushed), 2 fresh thyme (sprigs or 1/2 teaspoon dried), 2 cups dry red wine, 1/2 cup whipping cream, 1 tbsp horseradish (prepared white). Pin doesn't say, but here's my guess: Saute shallots in butter until soft; add peppercorns, thyme, and wine, and simmer a minute or two. Add cream and horseradish and heat till warmed through. Spoon over steaks before serving.
Though you can follow this procedure with almost any tender cut of beef (and with chicken breasts, if that direction appeals to you), it's a perfect treatment for tenderloin medallions (filet mignon). (Photo: Craig Lee for The New York Times)
A steakhouse recipe that you can make at home. Thick tenderloin filets are seared and finished in the oven and topped with an irresistible cream sauce that you will want to lick right off your plate! Read More