Porcini-Crusted Filet Mignon
with Fresh Herb Butter
Ground dried mushrooms become a flavorful crust for the steaks.
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon
1-2 small garlic cloves, pressed
1 (1/2-ounce) package dried porcini mushrooms*
6 1-inch-thick filet mignon steaks
*Available in the produce section of many supermarkets
and at specialty foods stores and Italian markets.
Mix first 4 ingredients in small bowl for herb butter.
Season butter to taste with salt and pepper.
Process dried porcini mushrooms in spice grinder to fine powder.
Transfer powder to plate. Sprinkle steaks with salt and pepper.
Press steaks into porcini powder to coat both sides well.
Melt 2 tablespoons herb butter in heavy
large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
Add steaks to skillet and cook to desired doneness,
about 6 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Transfer steaks to plates.
Spoon rounded tablespoon of herb butter
atop each steak and serve.
Mmm... delicious~ Bon Appetit!
"It took architects years to get established,
to show that they weren't just artisans,
and that's what I hope will happen with gastronomy.
For some reason people don't consider cooking a serious business,
but it's like any discipline, and it's a passionate and fascinating one."
Hope all of my readers are having a lovely week.
"She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar."
Living her dream of being a wife and homemaker. Jen happily resides in sweet home Alabama. She firmly believes that the home is a beautiful canvas for biblical hospitality, servant hood and discipleship. All aspects of homemaking are on her list of interests including gourmet cooking, baking, calligraphy, sewing and embroidery. She is also inspired by photography, music, theology and biblical womanhood.
Jen blogs at Blessed Femina, which she founded in the fall of 2008 to encourage other women in Biblical femininity. It is her greatest desire to live a life depicted in I Corinthians 10:31: "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.