This week I’m featuring a delicious recipe from well, Delicious :). While filet mignon is one of the priciest cuts you can buy, compared to other cuts, it doesn’t have the “beefiest” flavor. Because of its comparatively milder taste, it benefits greatly from the rich, creamy flavor of the gorgonzola madeira sauce. Serve this at a dinner party and your guests are sure to be impressed!
4 (6-ounce) filet mignon steaks
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons shallot, finely chopped
1⁄2 cup madeira wine
1⁄2 cup beef stock
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Depending on the thickness of the steaks, cook for 3-5 minutes per side for medium rare. Let steaks rest for at least 5 minutes before serving.
While the steaks cook, heat the butter to medium-high in a small saute pan.
Add the shallots and cook until soft.
Add the Madeira wine and deglaze the pan. Lower to simmer and let the wine reduce by half.
Add the beef stock and reduce by half.
Just before serving, increase heat to medium-high and add the heavy cream and Gorgonzola. Whisk until smooth. Serve on top of filet.