Monday, March 2, 2009

Chef Chuck's Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola Gravy

Bistecca al Gorgonzola


Steak for dinner once in a while is always a treat and a very hearty choice. Along with my Gorgonzola gravy and fresh broccoli it's a complete meal. My blend of sharp Gorgonzola and the dry Chianti seem to have made friends quickly!! The fresh sage gave the dish a down to earth taste. All together this is one tender melt in your mouth steak.


Filet Mignon
2 filet mignon steaks 1 1/2" thick
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon butter
1 cup beef broth
1/2 cup Chianti wine
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 tablespoons Gorgonzola, crumbled
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 teaspoon flour


Steaks should be at room temperature atleast half an hour. Salt and pepper both sides. In a large heavy pan, get it searing hot add olive oil and butter and place steaks in pan. Do not move, cooking 6 minutes each side or 150 internal temperature for medium rare. Remove steaks to a cutting board cover and allow to rest 10 - 15 minutes. Meanwhile, carefully add broth to pan then wine and stir. Add heavy cream, cheese and flour, reduce two thirds in volume then stir in chopped sage, strain and serve.


Buon Appetito!

18 comments:

  1. Delicious! I just love your gravy Chuck.

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  2. I have zero class- I would lick the plate, even in front of company ;-) Janet

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  3. I agree, steak is a treat you should have once in a while and this one is making my mouth water. When I had a significant birthday (OK, OK, it was my 50th!)my husband asked me what I'd like for a present - just cook me steak with all the trimmings. It was such a treat!

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  4. Hello LaDue, This is great, your funny!!
    Take care!

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  5. Hi Yankeesoaper, Thanks You.
    Take care!

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  6. Hi Casalba, We are about the same age, with age comes wisdom!! That was nice birthday gift,
    Take care!

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  7. Wow looks great. I have never had a filet in my house that didn't have grill marks on it :)

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  8. Hello Live.love.Eat, You must try searing one day!
    Thank You

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  9. Would you believe I've never cooked steak unless it's on the BBQ? Thank you for expaining how! Yummy sauce too...

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  10. Hi Scintilla, It's a must try!
    Grazie

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  11. Wow! This is not just steak - this is heaven! What a sauce!

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  12. I had this on vacation a couple months back and loved it. I admit, I am not a huge gorgonzola fan, but when made into a sauce and paired with the steak, it becomes this divine creamy dream. Loved it!

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  13. Hi Bridgett, I agree Gorgonazola alone is to strong. I am glad you enjoyed!!
    Take care.

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  14. Chef Chuck!!!!!!!!!!

    I wish I could eat your food. There isn't a better blog than your blog!! This steak sounds YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Hello Ginger, I hope all is fine, you are a very kind person. The steak was easy and yes delish! I know you can do it!! Thanks, Take care

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