Filet Mignon With Shallot Sauce and Crispy Onions

Recipe by lazyme
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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Sauce
  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 6
    ounces shallots, halved
  • 2
    tablespoons sugar
  • 14
    cup balsamic vinegar
  • 12
    cup chicken stock
  • 12
    cup beef stock
  • 1
    tablespoon fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Onion Rings
  • vegetable oil
  • 1
    cup flour
  • 1
    teaspoon salt
  • 1
    teaspoon pepper
  • 1
    large onion, thinly sliced
  • 20
    ounces filet mignon, 1-inch thick, 2 steaks
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DIRECTIONS

  • For SAUCE:
  • Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  • Add shallots and saute 15 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and stir until shallots are golden brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add vinegar and boil until reduced to syrup consistency, about 1 minute.
  • Add both broths and boil until liquid is reduced to sauce consistency, about 10 minutes.
  • Add thyme.
  • Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill).
  • Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler.
  • For ONION RINGS:
  • Preheat oven to 240°F
  • Pour vegetable oil into heavy large saucepan to depth of 3 inches.
  • Heat to 375°F
  • Stir flour, salt and pepper in large bowl.
  • Add onion slices and toss to coat, separating rings.
  • Working in batches, shake excess flour off onions, add to oil and fry until golden, about 2 minutes per batch.
  • Using slotted spoon, transfer onion rings to paper towels and drain.
  • Place onions on large baking sheet.
  • Season lightly with additional salt.
  • Place in oven to keep warm.
  • Season steaks with salt and pepper.
  • Grill or broil steaks to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for rare.
  • Transfer steaks to plates.
  • Rewarm sauce.
  • Spoon shallot sauce around steaks.
  • Top steaks with onions.
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