2 Personal Gourmet 8 oz Filet Mignon Steaks Salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons chopped shallots 1/4 cup red wine 1/2 beef stock 2 tablespoons fines herbes butter 2 tablespoons softened butter 1 tablespoon equal parts fine herbes (chopped parsley, chives, chervil, and tarragon) 1 tablespoon oil
With a fork, combine the butter and herbs. Form into a ball, wrap in waxed paper, and chill.
Heat a stainless steel skillet until very hot but not smoking. Add oil. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the steaks. Place in the skillet and cook for 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer filets to a cutting board. To the pan add shallots. Let cook for 1 minute, stirring. Add the red wine and let reduce until almost all the liquid has evaporated. Add the beef stock and let reduce by half. Stir in the fines herbes butter.
Serve the filet mignon with the sauce.
6 Personal Gourmet 6 oz trimmed filet mignons2 sticks unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound assorted mushrooms, chopped 4 tablespoons Madeira 3 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 2 packages frozen phyllo dough, thawed 4 leeks, green parts only, blanched and cut lengthwise into six 1/2-inch "ribbons"
Preheat oven to 400°.Season filet mignons with salt and pepper and sear quickly in 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cool. Melt 6 tablespoons butter and remaining olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and saute, stirring, until they release their liquid. Add Madeira and chives and cook over medium-low heat until soft. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cool.
Melt remaining butter. Cut phyllo sheets into thirty-six 8 1/2-inch squares. To make parcels: Place one phyllo square on flat surface, brush with butter, place another square on top of first with corners turned 45 degrees. Continue in this way, turning each square before placing on top of the other so the corners do not lay on top of one another. Each parcel should contain 6 sheets of phyllo. Keep phyllo covered as you're working so it doesn't dry out. Spoon 2 tablespoons of mushrooms into center of each packet. Place tenderloin on top of mushrooms. Top tenderloin with another 2 tablespoons of mushrooms.
Gather edges of phyllo together and gently twist. Tie with a leek ribbon. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheet, brush lightly with melted butter and bake approximately 20 minutes, or until beef registers 125° (medium-rare) on an instant read thermometer (insert through the center of the packet).