Filet Mignon with Red Currant-Green Peppercorn Sauce

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Melanie J. Clarke
Green peppercorns are soft and a little bit milder than black peppercorns. We prefer jelly for this recipe because it makes a clear, shiny sauce.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 filet and 1 tablespoon sauce)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 302
Caloriesfromfat 39 %
Fat 13 g
Satfat 5.5 g
Monofat 4.9 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 23.3 g
Carbohydrate 14.9 g
Fiber 0.2 g
Cholesterol 77 mg
Iron 3.2 mg
Sodium 294 mg
Calcium 23 mg

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Merlot
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup red currant jelly
1 tablespoon drained brine-packed green peppercorns, finely chopped
2 teaspoons butter
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Combine wine and shallots in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 10 minutes). Strain through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Return wine to pan, and add jelly and green peppercorns. Cook over medium heat until jelly melts (about 2 minutes), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in butter; keep warm.

Sprinkle steaks with salt and black pepper. Place beef on grill rack; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve sauce with beef.

Note:

May 2004