4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 pound white mushrooms, sliced
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons Cognac
1 cup chicken stock
½ cup créme fraîche
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1¼ pounds beef tenderloin,
sliced ¼ inch thick and cut into
1. In each of 2 large skillets, melt 1½ tablespoons of the butter.
Add the onion to one skillet and the mushrooms to the other.
Season both with salt and pepper and cook over high heat until
the onion is softened and the mushrooms are browned and
tender, about 5 minutes. Off the heat, add the Cognac to the
mushrooms. Cook over high heat until evaporated, about 10
seconds. Add the mushrooms to the onion and wipe out the
skillet. Add the stock to the mushrooms and boil until nearly
evaporated, 5 minutes. Stir in the créme fraîche and mustard and
simmer until thickened, about 5 minutes; keep warm.
2. In the empty skillet, melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter
in the oil. Season the meat with salt and pepper and add it to the
hot skillet. Cook over high heat, turning once, until lightly browned
in spots but still rare, about 2 minutes. Scrape the meat and
any juices into the mushroom sauce and simmer just until heated
through, 1 minute. Serve right away, with the rice pilaf.
SERVE WITH Rice pilaf: Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a saucepan.
Add 1 small minced onion and a pinch of salt and cook over
moderately low heat, stirring, until softened, 8 minutes. Add 1 cup
basmati rice and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons
dry white wine and boil until evaporated. Add 1½ cups water and
bring to a boil. Cover and cook over low heat until the water is
absorbed and the rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Fluff the rice,
cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
FOOD & WINE selects the recipes and is closely involved in evaluating the wines offered by licensed retailers through the FOOD & WINE Wine Club. Global Wine Company has been selected to service and fulfill the
FOOD & WINE Wine Club. For all states other than Texas, all credit card payments will be authorized by Global Wine Company located at 1401 Los Gamos Dr. #230, San Rafael, CA 94903, for the benefit of each retailer. All wine sales are made by a licensed retailer in compliance with state laws and the licensed retailer assures all involved that it fully complies with all states laws applicable to it. Due to state laws, wine can be purchased only be adults age 21 or older. Wine may be shipped only to legal adults. We currently ship to the following states: CA, ID, LA, MO, ND, NE, NH, NM, NV, OR, WV, WY. Further, in the following states, all orders accepted by and sales made by licensed in-state retailers: AZ, CO, CT, DC, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NY, OH, VA, WA. In Texas, all wine will be sold by Texas licensed winery, Landon Winery, located at 2508 Lee Street, Greenville, TX, 75401, Phone: 1-903-454-7878.