This is a Filet Mignon Steak Blackened with Mushrooms, Gorgonzola and Garlic Recipe. This is so good! Another gourmet recipe for your files. My mouth waters for this recipe.
Heat two teaspoons of olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook them until they are soft. Remove from pan and set aside.
Wipe the pan. with a paper towel. Add another teaspoon of olive oil and raise the heat to high.
Pat the steaks dry. Cover each side with pepper (I prefer grinding whole black peppercorns). Sear steaks on both sides until a crust forms. Turning only once. Remove the steaks from the pan.
Pour the brandy in the pan and light it on fire baby! When the flame dies down add the beef stock and roasted garlic (see my recipe below on how to roast garlic). Keep cooking until the sauce is reduced, add salt and pepper to taste.
Return the steaks to the pan with their juices. Add the mushrooms and heat for 1 minute. Serve the steaks by spooning the mushroom and sauce on top and sprinkling gorgonzola cheese on top.
Roasted Garlic Recipe
Preheat oven to 275 degrees. You can roast it in the microwave, but I do not recommend it, the flavor will not be as intense. For a microwave, place the garlic in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and cook for 10-20 minutes.
Cut 1/4″ off the top of the garlic bulb. Place the garlic in a baking (oven safe) dish. Pour olive oil generously over the bulb.
Bake the garlic for 1 1/4 hour or until the cloves are soft. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Squeeze each clove to release the garlic.