Recipe: Beef fillet steaks, mushrooms and a drop of Bordeaux





This great beef fillet steak recipe serves four people and goes really well with all sorts of Bordeaux reds. We particularly like it with those Clarets that have a bit more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend than the more Merlot based Bordeaux’s that come from the areas around St Emilion and Pomerol...but to be perfectly honest, we’re just being a bit picky because this recipe works well with most wines from the region... 

Ingredients

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

4 garlic cloves, peeled, 2 crushed, 2 left whole

4 beef fillet steaks medium sized

5 small shallots, peeled

Two sprigs of rosemary, stems removed

200g mixed mushrooms, such as chanterelle, oyster and chestnut, halved or quartered if large

Method

Mix half the soy, the vinegar, and half the olive oil with 2 cloves garlic, crushed. Set aside.

Season the beef with plenty of salt and put in a large plastic zip bag with the marinade. Marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

Let the beef rest to room temperature a couple of hours.

Pat dry and season again.

Heat the remaining olive oil in a heavy-based frying pan and sear the beef well on all sides, add in the shallots, sprinkle over half the rosemary and cook for 5 minutes for rare beef (10 minutes for medium-rare), cover with foil and a tea towel while you cook the mushrooms.

Mix the mushrooms with the remaining olive oil, soy sauce, garlic cloves and rosemary. Put the mix on a large shallow baking tray, season and pan fry for 15 minutes.

Slice the meat and serve with a spoonful of mushrooms and shallots.

Enjoy with a bottle of Chateau Piochet Bordeaux Rouge 2009 or Chateau Lamothe Cissac 2006 from the CellarVie Wines range.
 
Main image by Alpha 
 

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