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Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Goat Cheese, Wild Mushrooms, and Madeira

Yield: 8 servings

8 4 oz. beef filet medallions cracked black pepper, to taste kosher salt, to taste
1 tsp. finely chopped rosemary
6 oz. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup flour
4 Tbsps. minced shallots
2 Tbsps. minced garlic
1 cup shitake mushrooms, sliced
1 cup oyster mushrooms, sliced
1 cup porcini mushrooms, sliced
3/4 cup Madeira wine
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese, divided
rosemary leaves, for garnish

  1. Season filets with salt, pepper, chopped rosemary, and 2 oz. olive oil.
  2. Dredge filets in flour, set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 4 oz olive oil, add minced shallots and garlic. Sauté 15-20 seconds.
  4. Place filets and all the mushrooms in pan and saut? 2-3 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove filets.
  5. Deglaze pan with Madeira wine and reduce 1 minute.
  6. Whisk in 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese, whisk until cheese is melted. Reduce 2-3 minutes until sauce thickens. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. To serve: Place sauce on plate and top with filet. Garnish with crumbled goat cheese and chopped rosemary.

Recipe from Chef Greg Girard, Evans Park at Newton Corner, Newton, MA (Unidine).

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