Filet Mignon in Red Wine Balsamic Reduction: Breaking Away from Ham

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If you’re getting together for the holidays, there’s a decent chance you’re also planning on eating a large roast of some sort. Break from tradition this year or throw a New Year’s dinner and do things up a bit with a filet mignon in a red wine and balsamic reduction with shallots and mushrooms. Ole […]

Steak au Poivre – The Showstopper

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Steak au Poivre is one of those gorgeous meals that fills the house, is showy to make in front of guests and makes you want to curl into the couch after dinner, completely content and satisfied. Tenderloin filets are pan fried and then added to a rich, creamy pepper sauce. Sometimes you need a showstopper.  […]

Steak au Poivre

4-6 tenderloin medallions about 1 1/2 inches thick kosher salt 2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/3 cup cognac 1 cup heavy cream Evenly salt the medallions and roll in black pepper.  Melt butter and olive oil over medium  heat and sear the steaks about 4-5 minutes per […]