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April 8, 2011

Guest Posting at Jenn's Food Journey!! Filet Mignon with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

Hey yall! Today I am guest posting over at Jenn's Food Journey! Yay... my first guest post! I am over there sharing a delicious steak recipe today, which I will tell you about below.

I am super excited and honored that Jenn has asked me to be a guest blogger for the day! My name is Desiree, but you can call me Desi. I'm a steak n potatoes kinda girl, if you couldn't tell, but to be honest I don't get to make a lot of steak recipes because I love my filet, and well... it's pricey! But I do love steak (and potatoes, and bacon, but that's another story for another time) so I thought, why not share a recipe that reflects my name?

Anyone who follows my blog knows that I love me some mushrooms. I could probably eat them on ANYTHING! It's obvious that they go well with steak. And anyone who follows my blog also knows that, like Jenn, I am a sauce girl! Again, I could pour sauce on just about anything. That's why Jenn and I are foodie soul sistas! 

So this one's for all the steak lovers, the mushroom huggers, the sauce addicts! Run to the store and buy your fave steaks NOW, cuz it's about to get delicious in here!

Filet Mignon with Creamy Mushroom Sauce
adapted from Taste of Home 
  • 3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 6 filet mignon steaks, about 4-6 oz each *we used only 2 steaks but still made all of the sauce
In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in 3 tablespoons of butter for 7 minutes or until tender. Stir in the flour, salt, and pepper until blended. Gradually add the cream, small amounts at a time, stirring between each addition. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in parsley; set aside and keep warm.

Meanwhile, in another large skillet, heat the remaining butter over medium-high heat. Cook steaks for 7 minutes on each side, or until meat has reached desired temperature. Serve with mushroom sauce.

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*The recipe does make plenty of sauce, I just didn't want so much sauce on my steak this particular time because I was watching my weight, and well this sauce is loaded with heavy whipping cream and butter. I know there isn't much sauce in the picture... I served myself mostly mushrooms with a bit of sauce.  But believe me, the recipe makes plenty of sauce and you can slather your steak in this sauce if you really wanted to (like I used to). So don't let the picture fool ya.   :)

I am linking up to:  
Make a Food-"e"-Friend Monday

...and to Mangia Mondays  

...and to a new linky that doesn't have a name yet! Over at Big K, Little a

Of course, I want to thank Jenn for the opportunity to share this recipe with all of her readers. It's been fun!

Peace, and bacon grease!


Unknown said...

Hi Desi. I really enjoyed reading your guest post at Jenn's blog.
The steak looks utterly delicious and I love the creamy mushrooms that accompany the beautiful piece of meat. Wonderful.
Nice meeting you. I hope you come over and visit my blog too.
Have a nice weekend.

Unknown said...

Thanks again, Desi, for doing the guest post. Everyone loved it!! And of course, I loved it... you are always welcome as a guest blogger!! Have a great weekend!!!

Rhondi said...

You had me at filet...and mushrooms! My 2 favorite savory things together. Great recipe!

Angie's Recipes said...

This is such a mouthwatering recipe! I love your creamy mushrooms a lot. Gotta give it a try.

Desi said...

@ Michael Toa - Thanks for stopping by from Jenn's! I love getting new readers :) I see that you are a new follower and I really appreciate it! I am off to check out your blog!

@ Jenn - Thank YOU for letting me guest post! It has brought some traffic to my blog! Let me know if you ever need another guest blogger :)

@ Rhondi - I love that you share my love of filet and mushrooms!

@ Angie's Recipes - I am yearning for some more of those creamy mushrooms too!

Unknown said...

desi! i featured this recipe on my 5 friday favorites! :D

Desi said...

@ Kristin - Girl that's telepathy because I JUST linked up my friday faves and saw yours linked up too so I was just about to check out your 5 friday faves. I'm so honored that I was one of them! Thanks boo boo :)