𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄 𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘪𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘬𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯. 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝐕𝐚𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝘐 𝘥𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤 𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘸𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘰!
𝘋𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘨𝘨𝘦𝘳 𝘬𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘤𝘰𝘰𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘧𝘢𝘷𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘮𝘦𝘢𝘭?
𝘎𝘪𝘷𝘦 𝘮𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘰𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘮 𝘬𝘪𝘵𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘯!
Two 2 ½-to-3-inch-tall pieces filet mignon
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
6 ounces finely-chopped baby bella mushrooms
1/3 cup finely-chopped sweet onion
1 large clove garlic, minced
½ teaspoon kosher salt, or more to taste
Freshly-ground pepper, to taste
¼ cup dry sherry
1 large sprig fresh thyme
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 sheet (1/2 box) puff pastry
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Egg wash (1 beaten egg + 1 tablespoon milk)
- Begin thawing puff pastry ( this takes about 40 mins )
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line a sheet pan.
- Heat a stainless steel pan or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the vegetable oil and heat until just starting to smoke.
- Rub the meat generously with salt and pepper.
- Once the pan is very hot, sear the two filets very briefly on each side. You don’t want to cook the interior of the meat at this point, so it shouldn’t be more than a minute or two per side. Remove the filets from the pan and place on a plate in the freezer while you make the filling.
- Let the pan cool slightly and turn the heat down to medium. Add the mushrooms, onion and garlic to the pan, and sprinkle on salt and pepper. Cook until the mushrooms release all their water and the onion is translucent.
- Add the sherry and thyme. Cook until the sherry evaporates. Taste for salt and pepper, and season as necessary.
- Remove from the heat and refrigerate until cold, then stir in the chopped parsley.
- Roll out one puff pastry piece and cut in half, so you have two rectangular strips of dough.
- Remove the steaks from the freezer and brush with the Dijon mustard on both sides.
- Put a quarter of the mushroom mixture in the middle of one piece of the puff pastry. Top with one steak, then add a quarter more of the mushrooms. Repeat with the other steak, puff pastry piece and mushrooms.
- Fold the long sides of the pastry over the steak, tucking in and tightly sealing all the edges so the juice doesn’t escape.
- Coat with the egg wash.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until a thermometer inserted into the middle of the steak reads 135 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (medium-rare) and the pastry is a deep golden brown.