Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

A featured Wine Club recipe for Caelesta Vineyards.
Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Shiitake Mushroom Sauce

Description

Pair this savory dish with a nice red blend.

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

• 4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick)
• ½ teaspoon salt, divided
• ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
• Cooking spray
• 2 teaspoons butter
• 2 garlic cloves, minced
• 4 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps (about 8 ounces)
• ½ teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
• 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
• 1 tablespoon water
• 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
• 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Instructions

Step 1. Sprinkle steaks with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add steaks to pan; sauté 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Transfer steaks to a serving platter.

Step 2. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add butter to pan, swirling to coat; cook 15 seconds or until foam subsides. Add garlic to pan; sauté 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add mushrooms, 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/8 teaspoon pepper to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until mushrooms are tender, stirring frequently. Stir in vinegar, 1 tablespoon water, and soy sauce; cook 1 minute or until liquid almost evaporates.
Spoon mushroom mixture over steaks. Sprinkle with thyme leaves.

Step 3. Wine note: Merlot can be as serious as many cabernets. It's also a natural with both red meat and mushrooms, making it a good partner for this dish.

Recipe sourced from MyRecipes