Beef Tenderloin Fillets with Stilton and Mushroom Pan Sauce

This recipe courtesy of Executive Chef and Caterer John Paulk 

Ingredients
  •  6 each, (6 ounce) beef tenderloin fillets
  • 2 teaspoons, chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon, fresh ground pepper
  • 5 tablespoons, butter
  • 8 oz., sliced mushrooms (your favorite variety)
  • 1/3 cup dry red wine
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 oz. Stilton cheese or other blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1 sprig fresh tarragon for garnish
 
Directions
  1. Rub the fillets with the chopped tarragon and pepper.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the fillets and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or to the desired degree of doneness. Remove from the skillet and keep warm.
  3. Melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter to the skillet.
  4. Add the mushrooms. Saute for 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.
  5. Add the wine. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring to deglaze the skillet.
  6. Stir in the sour cream. Add 1/4 cup of the cheese. Cook until melted, stirring constantly.
  7. To serve, drizzle the sauce over the fillets. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Garnish with sprigs of tarragon.
 

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