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My husband and I often go to "the hill" in St. Louis. It is an Italian neighborhood featuring some of the best restaurants and little Italian grocers. For our anniversary we went to LoRusso's Cucina and my DH order Tenderloin Mudega. He LOVED his meal and said it was the best thing he'd ever eaten. To my surprise they posted their recipe online. The cheese used at the restaurant is "provel" but I think that is only found in St. Louis. You can substitute any white, mild cheese you'd like. Here it is for all of us to make at home. I can't wait to surprise him with this one!!!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs tenderloin, medallions
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sherry wine
- 2 teaspoons A.1. Original Sauce
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- fresh ground pepper
- 1 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
- 1 1⁄2 cups strong chicken broth
- 1⁄2 cup white wine
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 lemon, juice of
- 1 pinch white pepper
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons cold water
- splash cream
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 3 ounces prosciutto
- 3 ounces shredded provolone cheese
- Add the first 8 ingredients to a freezer bag and allow to marinate -- overnight if possible.
- To make the sauce: combine chicken broth, white wine, butter, lemon juice and white pepper and heat to a simmer.
- Combine cornstarch and cold water and wisk into the sauce.
- Add a splash of cream, milk or 1/2 and 1/2 to richen it.
- Dredge the marinated meat in Italian breadcrumbs and cook on a very hot grill or pan to your desired doneness.
- Pour the sauce over the medalians.
- Top with fresh garlic, mushrooms, diced prosciutto, and shedded cheese.
I agree with Mary! This is one of the best steak dishes I've ever had. If you ever go to St. Louis, you owe it to yourself to go to LoRusso's!