Fillet of Beef with Mushroom Gratin
This recipe is from Gordon Ramsay’s F Word. Gordon Ramsay says:
Fillet of Beef has to be the ultimate indulgence. When you bite into it, it actually melts on your tongue like butter. The flavor is phenomenal! Yes it’s sumptuous, yes it’s expensive, but boy is it worth it!
Gordon Ramsay goes really fast on this recipe like always and gives no measurements. I’ve estimated everything. This recipe should be very close to the one cooked on The F Word. Feel free to make adjustments and let me know if I’ve missed anything. Enjoy!
- 1 large Fillet Mignon
- olive oil
- 2 shallots (sliced)
- 3 cloves garlic (smashed with peels on)
- 1/4 lb. chestnut mushrooms (quartered)
- 1/4 lb. Shitake Mushrooms (quartered)
- 1/8 lb. Oyster Mushrooms (quartered)
- 1/2 cup Cream (eyeball it)
- 2 Egg Yolk
- Chives (eyeball it)
- Salt & Pepper to taste
Heat Olive Oil in a large heavy skillet. Add the sliced shallots, and crushed garlic. Simmer for a minute or two and add the mushrooms. Sweat down a bit and remove the garlic. Pour the mixture into a bowl and set aside.
Add cream to a separate bowl and whisk until fluffy. Add egg yolks and whisk together. Add chives and mushroom mix and whisk until well mixed.
That’s it for the Gratin.
Fillet of Steak:
Heat olive oil in a hot heavy skillet. Season Fillet with salt and pepper on all sides. Add Fillet to hot oil and brown on all sides. Be careful not to cook the steak at this point or you’ll dry it out.
Spoon the Mushroom Gratin over the top of the Fillet and top with Parmesan. Place Fillet in a hot oven (450-500 degrees f) for 7 minutes. As Gordon Ramsay said on the F-Word, Fillet of Steak with Mushroom Gratin – DONE!
He also said he wishes he could “die and F**k off to heaven with his Fillet of Steak”! LOL