Filet Mignon with Mushroom-Wine Sauce


POINTS: 10 (like I said - it's a splurge!)
MAKES: 4 servings
CRISPY RATING: OMG - One of the best recipes I've found
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons light butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, fresh, stems removed
  • 1 1/2 cups Cabernet Sauvignon, divided
  • 10 1/2 ounces fat-free beef broth, undiluted and divided
  • cracked black pepper
  • 16 ounces fillet mignon, 4 - 4oz steaks
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • fresh thyme, optional

1. Melt 1 tsp butter in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and mushrooms; saute for 4 minutes. Add 1 cup wine and 3/4 cup consomme; cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. Remove the mushrooms with a slotted spoon, place in a bowl.

3. Increase heat to high; cook wine mixture until reduced to 1/2 cup (about 5 minutes). Add to mushrooms in bowl; set aside.

4. Wipe pan with paper towel.

5. Sprinkle pepper over steaks.

6. Melt 1/2 tsp butter in pan over medium heat. Add steaks; cook 3 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place on a platter; keep warm.

7. Combine soy sauce and cornstarch.

8. Add 1/2 cup wine and remaining consomme to skillet; scrape skillet to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute.

9. Add mushroom mixture, cornstarch mixture, and dried thyme, bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

10. Serve sauce with steaks. Garnish with thyme sprigs, if desired.


MY NOTES AND THOUGHTS:

1. This is an absolutely incredible dish. 'Course, it's hard to go wrong with filet mignon and red wine. A bit high in points, but so worth it for a special splurge.

2. I use more mushrooms than it calls for and use a mixed blend. Beware only of shiitake mushrooms - they are actually very high in calories, but the rest are low.

3. From MC - Per Serving: 413 Calories; 27g Fat (66.1% calories from fat); 24g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 82mg Cholesterol; 426mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Fat.

Recipe is from RecipeZaar.


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