Fillet Mignon with a Gratin of Mushrooms

Fillet mignon with a gratin of mushrooms on a bed of potatoes Earl

Serves 2

This Fillet mignon with a gratin of mushrooms is a take-off of a Gordon Ramsay YouTube video. He does not provide the actual recipe, you watch the video and create the amounts and directions on how to make it from what you see. Our recipe is the result of numerous attempts to hone the quantities of the individual ingredients and the method of creating the dish.

This recipe is for two, we have often doubled it when we serve it to guests.

Note: The Fillet mignon with the gratin of mushrooms in the picture is shown on a bed of Potatoes Earl.



Gratin of Mushrooms

  1. Sauté the shallots and garlic in 2 tbsp. olive oil, over medium low heat until they are softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Set the heat to high add the remaining oil and the mushrooms. Stir frequently and cook until all of the moisture from the mushrooms is gone and they are beginning to brown.
  3. Remove the garlic cloves (discard) and transfer the mushrooms to a bowl and allow to cool.
  4. In a clean bowl whip the cream until peaks just begin to form. Fold in the mushrooms, the egg yolks, chives and 2 Tbsp. of the cheese. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Set aside. Note: There should not be any mushroom liquid. If there is liquid, drain through a sieve prior to adding it to the whipped cream.

Fillet Mignon Steaks

  1. Season the fillet steaks on both sides with salt.
  2. Turn broiler on.
  3. Place the fillets in a hot sauté pan and brown on top and bottom.

  4. Place the sauté pan in the oven directly under the broiler for 4 min. (medium rare).
  5. Remove from oven and flip the fillets over. Spoon the mushroom mixture evenly over the top of the fillets, sprinkle with remaining cheese and place the pan back in the oven for 4 min.
  6. Remove from oven and plate on warm plates.

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