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Filet Mignon w/ Brandy & Mushroom Sauce - The art of Thornwolf
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Filet Mignon w/ Brandy & Mushroom Sauce
Awhile ago I purchased 8 filets from the meat fairy door-to-door steak salesman and my boyfriend and I have been trying a new recipe with each one. The first 2 were full of fail: first one I tried to wing it with a wine sauce, the second recipe was a Bobby Flay wine sauce that even when followed to the letter, turned out very flat and boring.

We tried an Emeril recipe this time and I think this is the winning one!

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It uses shiitake mushrooms (the ones we bought were as big as my hand! Yay Whole Foods!) and whole roasted garlic which just made the dish have this extra element of awesome texture. I found some "wild mushroom" Near East brand rice pilaf and some asparagus to go along with it. All around a winning dish!


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I have a really old stove *smirk*. This sauce was great with everything, I highly recommend the pairing with the Near East mushroom rice pilaf as the sauce blended well with their spices as well. We added extra mushrooms and extra garlic than what the recipe called for. A good decision, as it didn't over-garlic the dish but added some more nuggets of flavor to munch on.

Here's the link to the recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/pan-sauteed-filet-mignon-with-caramel-brandy-mushroom-sauce-recipe/index.html

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mbala From: mbala Date: May 30th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm amazed!

You are eating mushrooms with extra garlic! *sniff* I had fried eggs with ketchup.
lejakl From: lejakl Date: May 30th, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
looks delish! I can't believe there's such thing as a door to door meat salesman :o
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: May 30th, 2010 06:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was surprised as well! It's kind of like "Omaha" steaks, but it was a different brand. Basically it's people who order in the area and then cancel some quantities upon arrival, so they go to the immediate areas around and try to unload excess stock before it goes bad. They're really good steaks! I got 8 of em for 40 bucks :D
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: May 30th, 2010 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooooh!!! Nice composition ... and nice dish in general. It looks really tasty! ;D =) (I think I can smell it from here as well)
ruggels From: ruggels Date: May 30th, 2010 06:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
drools...

Scott
selunca From: selunca Date: May 31st, 2010 03:37 am (UTC) (Link)
You just made me super hungry.
Please, for the love of god, come cook in my very under-used kitchen!
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