How to Cook Filet Mignon With Mushroom Sauce

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Cooking filet mignon with mushroom sauce requires about 30 minutes of preparation time, depending on the temperature at which you enjoy your steak. You can use a wide variety of mushrooms, such as porcini, shiitake or portobello, in combination with wine and butter to create your sauce and top your finished meal. Mushrooms and mushroom-based reduction sauces add flavor, texture and presentation to your steak dish.

Things You'll Need

  • Butter
  • Saute pan
  • Red onion
  • Mushrooms
  • Brandy or port wine
  • Zinfandel
  • Flour (optional)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Filet mignon
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Skillet
  • Serving plate
  • Turn your stove top to a medium heat setting. Heat 2 tbsp. of butter in a saute pan until the butter melts.

  • Chop one red onion. Slice 1 cup of mushrooms. Add the red onion and mushrooms to the saute pan and cook for about 10 minutes until they brown.

  • Add 1/2 cup of a sweet after-dinner wine, such as a brandy or port and 1/2 cup of Zinfandel. Bring the wine and mixture to a boil to reduce the wine for 1 minute. Turn the heat to low. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tbsp. of flour if you desire a thicker sauce. Simmer and stir the mixture for 10 minutes while preparing your filet.

  • Season your filet with salt and pepper on both sides. Coat your filet with 1 tbsp. of extra virgin olive oil to enhance the flavor of the steak and prevent it from sticking to the surface of the skillet.

  • Turn your stove top to a high heat setting and allow the cooking surface to warm up before cooking your filet mignon. Place your filet in a skillet and cook both sides until the steak reaches your desire temperature (about 125 degrees Fahrenheit for rare, 135 degrees Fahrenheit for medium).

  • Transfer your filet mignon to the your saute pan and allow them to cook for 30 seconds in the sauce. Place your filet mignon on a serving plate and pour the mushroom sauce, mushrooms and onions over the top. Pair your meal with the Zinfandel wine, used to create the sauce.

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