Filet Mignon With Mushrooms and Creamy Madeira Sauce

Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

This is a wonderful steak recipe. You can omit the cayenne if desired, my family loves spicy so I add it in.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a large skillet melt 3 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon oil.
  2. Add in the sliced fresh mushrooms and saute until they release their liquid and are tender (about 10-12 minutes).
  3. Add in 1/4 cup shallots and garlic; saute for about 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in fresh thyme and season with salt and pepper; transfer to a bowl.
  5. Add in another 2 tablespoons butter with 1 tablespoon oil to the same skillet over medium-high heat.
  6. Season the steaks with salt and pepper, then add to skillet and cook until desired doneness (about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare).
  7. Add in the remaining 1/4 cup shallots to the skillet; saute for 2 minutes, then add in Maderia and beef broth, then bring to a boil, simmer uncovered until REDUCED to about 2/3 cup (this should take about 7 minutes).
  8. Add in the whipping cream and cayenne (if using) boil until the sauce thickens slightly (about 2 minutes).
  9. Add/stir in the mushroom mixture.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  11. Return the steaks to the skillet and cook until heated through (about 1 minute).
  12. Transfer to plates and spoon the sauce over.

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We tried this recipe the other night and it was very good, but too watery. I believe there's a problem with the beef broth. It's mentioned in the list of ingredients, but not again in the recipe. I wasn't sure where or when to add it.

Yankee Girl in Latham, NY, USA January 17, 2007

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