filet mignon with tarragon

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what a wonderful meal that is so easy to prepare. i love this served with new potatoes and a salad.

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  • add   2 tablespoons butter
  • add   1/2 cup heavy cream
  • add   2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • add   1 lb baby spinach
  • add   1 1/2 tablespoons oil
  • add   2 cloves garlic
  • add   1/4 cup brandy
  • add   1 tablespoon tarragon
  • add   1/2 cup white wine
  • add   4 beef tenderloin steaks
  • add   1 cup beef broth
  • add   1/4 cup shallots


  1. heat oil in saucepan, add shallots and cook for 3 minutes.
  2. add stock, wine and brandy, reduce until thickened, 5 minutes.
  3. add cream, reduce until 3/4 c, set sauce aside melt butter in skillet, add garlic, saute 1 minute.
  4. add spinach, cook until wilted, tossing, about 2 minutes, set aside in another skillet heat oil, add tenderloins and cook until med rare, about 5 mins per side (i like mine cooked longer).
  5. divide spinach between 4 plates, top each with a filet.
  6. add sauce back to pan, stir in mustard and tarragon, add salt& pepper to taste, pour over steaks.