Beef filet mignon, port and rosemary sauce, blue cheese mashed potatoes, green beans
Seared beef fillet topped with a port demi-glace sauce infused with fresh rosemary leaves and served on mashed potatoes with local blue cheese from and a small bundle of green beans.
IngredientsRecipe for 4 persons
For the mashed potatoes
For the beef tenderloin and port sauce infused with rosemary
For the green beans bundles
- Salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- Vegetable oil
Preparation time: 45 min
Preheat your four at 400 °F
- Mise en place
Chop the shallot and rosemary leaves. Peel the potatoes, cut into large cubes and place them immediately in a pot of cold water.
- Mashed potato preparation
Bring the potatoes to a boil with a pinch of salt and simmer over medium heat for 20-25 minutes until tender. Drain. Mash them with a potato masher. Gradually mix in pieces of blue cheese, add a knob of butter and hot milk. Add salt and pepper to taste and set aside.
- Beef tenderloin and port and rosemary sauce preparation
Season the beef tenderloins with salt and pepper. In a hot pan, drizzle with vegetable oil and sear the beef fillets over high heat for 2 minutes on each side. Place them on a baking sheet. Cook in the oven for 4-5 minutes. In the skillet used to sear the meat, place a knob of butter and sweat the chopped shallot over low heat. Deglaze with port, add the rosemary and let reduce over low heat for 2 minutes. Add the demi-glace and simmer until it thickens a bit.
- For the green beans bundle
Divide the green beans into 4 bundles and tie them with a sprig of chives. Place your bundles on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and cook in the oven for 4-5 minutes.
- To serve
Serve a portion of mashed potatoes using a ring mold. Place a beef tenderloin on top and cover with port and rosemary sauce. Place your bundle of green beans on the side.
You can now easily find veal demi-glace fresh or frozen at your local butcher shop or grocery store. Veal demi-glace is basically a reduced veal stock made with the bones and a few aromatic ingredients.