Beef Medallions With Saucy Shiitakes

Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a medium skillet (ideally not nonstick) over medium-high heat.
  2. Season the beef with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the medallions to the pan and cook about 3 minutes on each side, for medium-rare, or until desired doneness.
  4. Remove beef from pan and set on plates or a platter in a warm spot.
  5. Add the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to the skillet.
  6. Add the shiitakes and cook over medium-low heat, until soft, about 4 minutes.
  7. Add the shallots, garlic, and salt and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes.
  8. Pull the skillet from the heat, add the Cognac, and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits that cling to the pan.
  9. Return to the heat and cook until the liquid is reduced, about 1 minute. (If you are cooking over a gas flame the alcohol may flame, simply cook until the flames die down.).
  10. Add the chicken broth, and cook until saucy, about 2 minutes more.
  11. Remove from the heat, stir in the sour cream and parsley, and season with salt and pepper.
  12. Spoon mushrooms and sauce over the medallions and serve.

Reviews

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This was great. Not hard to follow, easy to make. Great ingredients done to perfection. I got organic tenderloins for $10/lb yestrerday, shitakes for $6/lb, and had sour cream, shallots and red wine (no cognac, alas) already. I made mashed potates to sop up the sauce, green beans just because, mesclun salad, and a pile of California strawberries for dessert. It was just the combo I needed to turn $20 worth of ingredients into a memorable meal that greatly impressed my son's girlfriend. Thanks!

alisonkemper April 26, 2009

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