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wd's filets mignons with cranberry orange sauce for two

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
deb baldwin
blanchard, ID

Another recipe from Will Dodge. Will and his wife live at Crooked River Ranch, 20 miles NW of Redmond, Oregon.

(2 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For wd's filets mignons with cranberry orange sauce for two

  • 2
    (four ounce) fielets mignons, well trimmed, at least 1 1/2 inches thick
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1
    shallot, minced (red onion works too, 1/2 of a small one
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    dry red wine (beaujolais or cotes du rhone)
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweetened dried cranberries

How To Make wd's filets mignons with cranberry orange sauce for two

  • 1
    Pat the meat dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Heat tsp. oil in heavy skillet until very hot. Add steaks and cook until well browned on the bottom. Flip and cook until the center is less done than you'd like (about 2 minutes) for medium rare (the meat will continue to cook when you take it off the heat.)
  • 2
    Transfer meat to hot plate and cover with foil. Return skillet to heat and add remaining oil. Add the shallot (or onion) and garlic and cook, stirring until translucent (Not long, i.e. 2 minutes or less)
  • 3
    Pour in orange juice and wine (Don't be tempted to use low quality wine, these elegant steaks deserve the good stuff) and cranberries. Bring to a boil and simmer, stirring until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Return fielets to skillet and cook, swirling to coat them with sauce.
  • 4
    Serve at once. Spoon residual sauce on top of each steak. Opinion: Filets Mignons should be served rare. The flavor is fantastic. A tiny bit more than 2 tsp. of oil doesn't hurt.

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