Filet Mignon with Mushrooms and Pinot Noir Sauce
2 (8-oz.) filet mignon steaks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 bacon strips
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound assorted mushrooms (shiitake, crimini, and chanterelle, stemmed & halved)
1 Tbs. finely chopped garlic
2 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 cups Pinot Noir
2 Tbs. prepared demi-glace
2 Tbs. unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season both sides of the filet mignon generously with salt and pepper. Wrap a piece of bacon around the sides of each steak and secure with butcher’s twine. In a large heavy, ovenproof skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat until almost smoking. Place the steaks in the hot pan and cook until well seared on one side, about 3 min. Turn the steaks over; there should be a nice crust on top. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and rosemary; give everything a good stir and transfer the pan to the oven. Roast for 10 to 12 min. or until the steaks are cooked medium-rare.
Remove the steaks, mushrooms, and rosemary to a platter; cover to keep warm. Return the pan to the stove over medium-high heat. Deglaze with the wine, scraping up all the yummy bits in the bottom of the pan. Mix in the demi-glace, stirring to combine. Put the steaks and mushrooms back in the pan and coat in the pan sauce. Finish with a couple of tablespoons of butter to make it rich. Put the steak and mushrooms on two serving plates and cut off the butcher’s twine from the filets. Pour the wine sauce on top and garnish each plate with a roasted rosemary sprig.