Grilled Filet Mignon with Garlic Confit Cloves and Red Wine Reduction Sauce

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Recipe to cook Filet Mignon with Garlic, Vegetables and Red Wine Sauce This recipe is from Capistrano's Restaurant at the Mandalay Resort in Oxnard, CA.

Ingredients

  • 4 filet mignons, 7 ounces each
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 2 ounces finely chopped carrots
  • 2 ounces finely chopped onions
  • 1 ounces finely chopped celery
  • 8 asparagus spears
  • 8 baby carrots 12
  • pearl onions
  • 4 mushroom caps
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 3 cups demi glace*
  • 1 cup chicken stock*
  • *demi glace and chicken stock can be substituted with low sodium canned boullion

Directions

  1. Sauce:
  2. 1. Sauté carrots, onions and celery until golden brown. 2. Add red wine and reduce by one half. 3. Add demi glace and chicken stock, reduce by one half.
  3. 4. When consistency coats the back of a spoon, strain and season with salt & pepper.
  4. 5. Add a tablespoon or two of unsalted butter if desired to add richness.
  5. Vegetables:
  6. 1. Blanch asparagus and baby carrots (separately) in salted boiling water until al dente. Shock in ice water (quickly submerging the vegetables in ice water reduces cooking time. Reserve for later.
  7. 2. Roast pearl onions in hot sauté pan with olive oil and season with salt and pepper al dente.
  8. 3. Grill mushroom caps until tender.
  9. Garlic Confit:
  10. 1. In boiling salted water, blanch garlic for 2 minutes.
  11. 2. Repeat this procedure 2 more times.
  12. 3. Store garlic cloves in room temperature in extra virgin olive oil
  13. Presentation:
  14. 1. Grill filet mignon until desired temperature.
  15. 2. Sauté all vegetables in small amount of unsalted whole butter. Season with salt and pepper
  16. 3. Serve with desired starch (mashed potatoes, rice, etc.).
  17. 4. Arrange vegetables around plate. Place filet mignon in center of plate.
  18. 5. Spoon sauce directly over filet mignon .
  19. 6. Garnish with fresh watercress

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