Filet Mignon with Port and Mustard Sauce

Photo: Howard L. Puckett; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Port wine and Dijon mustard team up for a sweet-and-sharp sauce to top this 15-minute steak.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 steak and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 217
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Fat 9.3 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 24.3 g
Carbohydrate 3.8 g
Fiber 0.1 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Iron 3.4 mg
Sodium 361 mg
Calcium 17 mg

Ingredients

Cooking spray
4 (4-ounce) filet mignon steaks, trimmed
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup port or other sweet red wine
3 tablespoons chopped shallots
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Preparation

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle both sides of steaks with salt and pepper. Add steaks to pan; cook 3 1/2 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove steaks from pan; cover and keep warm.

2. Add port and shallots to pan. Cook 1 minute or until liquid almost evaporates, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Stir in broth; cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 1 minute). Remove from heat; stir in mustard. Serve steaks with sauce.

Note:

Port, a fortified dessert wine, has a distinctively smooth sweetness. If you don't have port, substitute red wine.

David Bonom,

March 2008