Medallions of beef forestiere

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
6 slices Beef tenderloin,; each about
\N \N Salt (optional)
\N \N Fresh ground pepper; to taste
2 tablespoons Butter
2 tablespoons Finely chopped shallots
1 teaspoon Finely chopped garlic
6 ounces Fresh mushrooms,; thinly sliced
\N \N (oyster, shiitake or morels, if
\N \N Possible)
½ cup Dry red wine,; preferably
\N \N Zinfandel
1 cup Veal or beef broth
¼ cup Madeira wine; (I substitute
\N \N Vermouth)
4 tablespoons Butter,; at room temp.

1. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper. 2. Heat 1 tablespoon butter in saucepan and add shallots and garlic. Cook briefly, stirring and add sliced mushrooms. Cook, stirring about 3 minutes. 3. Add ½ the dry red wine and stir. Cook until reduced almost by half. Add beef or veal broth.

Bring to boil and add the remaining dry red wine and the Madeira wine. Cook until reduced by half. There should be about 1¼ cups. 4. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon butter in heavy skillet and add beef. Cook the meat on one side about 2-3 minutes or until browned. Turn and cook other side 2-3 minutes. Transfer meat to warm platter. 5. Add mushroom sauce to skillet and stir to dissolve the brown particles that may cling to edge of skillet.

6. Swirl 4 tablespoons butter into sauce. Serve on top of tenderloins.

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