Sharon’s expert tips:
- You can use common white button mushrooms, cremini or baby bellas. All of these mushrooms are mild and meaty. Of course, if you have a favorite mushroom, or want to use a blend, that’s fine too!
- Dry red wines have no residual sugar and are not sweet. Examples include Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, and Pinot Noirs. There are many others too. Never cook with a wine you wouldn’t drink. I like to use the wine I plan to serve with dinner so that the flavors will complement each other.
- Filet mignons are expensive. Make friends with the butcher at your grocery store and enlist their help in choosing the best steaks. USDA Prime is the best cut, with USDA Choice coming in second. If you like your steaks rare or medium rare, choose thicker steaks. If you like your steaks medium or well done, choose a thinner steak.
- I know I sound like a broken record but if you don’t have a good instant-read meat thermometer, get one. They are inexpensive and are a game changer when cooking meat.
Filet Mignon with Mushroom Red Wine Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 570 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 1407mg 59%
Potassium 133mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Protein 51g 102%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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