Monday, October 17, 2011

Filet Mignon with Sauteed Mushrooms served over Spinach with Garlic and Olive Oil for Mommy and Daddy

This is a great meal for a special occasion, or for a romantic dinner at home. I made this for dinner this weekend for our at home date night, once we put our little one to bed.

Here's what you need for Filet:
2 pieces Filet Mignon
2 cups sliced cremini mushrooms
1/4 cup diced onion
1 garlic cloves minced
1/2 cup red wine
1 tsp Herbs de Provence
2 tblsp butter
Olive oil

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms and saute until tender, about 5 minutes, and then set aside on a plate. Add a little more olive oil to the skillet. Season steaks with salt and pepper and place them in the skillet. Sprinkle with Herbs de Provence. After 3-5 minutes turn steaks over and add red wine and butter. Spoon the red wine and butter jus over the filets as they cook. Add mushrooms, garlic, and onion mixture back to pan, and let simmer with jus for a minute or two. Place filets on top of sauteed spinach and spoon mushrooms and red wine jus over them.

Here's what you need for Sauteed Spinach:
1 lb fresh spinach
2 garlic cloves minced
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tblsp olive oil
1 tblsp or handful grated gruyere

Heat olive oil and garlic over medium heat in a large skillet for about a minute. Add spinach, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Saute until spinach wilts. Add cheese and saute for another minute or two. Serve and enjoy!

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