47 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 35
  • 4 Rating Star 8
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 1

Asian inspired flavors with a French technique give this dish it's own uniqueness. It's easy to make as well!

prep:
30 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
4
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Ingredients

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Season filets to taste with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a heavy, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat until it begins to smoke. Sear steaks until golden brown on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to preheated oven, and cook for about 10 minutes, or to desired doneness. When the steaks are done, set aside to rest in a warm place while finishing the sauce.

  • Meanwhile, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and ginger, cook gently until fragrant and translucent, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Add the shiitake mushrooms and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and cook until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in sake and mirin; reduce by half.

  • Stir in remaining 1/2 cup of butter. Once melted, reduce heat to medium-low and continue to cook until the butter turns a dark golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper, stir in chives. Serve sauce over steaks.

Tip

Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

816.47 calories; 64.91 g protein; 5.18 g carbohydrates; 56.05 g fat; 260.86 mg cholesterol; 481.45 mg sodium.Full Nutrition


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Most helpful positive review

Anonymous
12/30/2007
Truly amazing!! Substitute dry vermouth for sake jarred chopped chives just fine. Don't add the last 1/2 cup of butter...way to oily and not necessary. Instead double the ingredients in step 3 (I would add 1 and 1/2 cups of shitakes) and then brown. Remove once brown to avoid seperating. I also only cooked the meat in the oven for six minutes then transferred to warm plate wrapped the filets in tin foil and covered with a towel to let cook the rest of the way while I finished sauce. Ended up an absolute perfect buttery medium rare! I can't wait for the next dinner party to serve this!!!
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Most helpful critical review

Anonymous
10/24/2011
When following the recipe exactly there was waaaay too much butter which resulted in a greasy tasteless sauce. Wish I had read the reviews before giving this one a try...
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47 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 35
  • 4 Rating Star 8
  • 3 Rating Star 3
  • 2 Rating Star 1
Anonymous
12/30/2007
Truly amazing!! Substitute dry vermouth for sake jarred chopped chives just fine. Don't add the last 1/2 cup of butter...way to oily and not necessary. Instead double the ingredients in step 3 (I would add 1 and 1/2 cups of shitakes) and then brown. Remove once brown to avoid seperating. I also only cooked the meat in the oven for six minutes then transferred to warm plate wrapped the filets in tin foil and covered with a towel to let cook the rest of the way while I finished sauce. Ended up an absolute perfect buttery medium rare! I can't wait for the next dinner party to serve this!!!
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TsukiKarp
06/10/2008
I have nothing to say about this recipe except: DELICIOUS! I followed the recipe exactly except that I cut down on the butter a bit in the first step and used some garlic olive oil instead (the butter later in the recipe made up for this no problem). I personally would recommend using Mirin and sake and not subbing it for something else-- that sweet subtle flavor can't be found anywhere else. But if you're looking for sake and mirin don't go to the liquor store. Mirin is a COOKING wine and thus would be found in your local grocery store (or Asian food store) in the cooking wine and/or asian food section. Sake should be with all other wines and beers. Worth the extra hunt in the grocery store because this recipe is so yummy we ate every last bite!
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Anonymous
01/30/2008
I didn't have mirin or sake. I opted for red wine as a substitue for mirin and omitted the sake and it was still great and full of flavor. Will make again.
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Lisa
03/12/2007
The sauce is excellent but the steaks are only seasoned with salt and pepper. It would have been nice to have the flavour infused into the meat instead of just in the sauce.
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Sharon Dyson-Demers
12/18/2007
Absolutely DELICICOUS. Followed the recipe exactly (except I put the filets in an ovenproof dish rather than putting the skillet in the oven). I served it with Carrot Rice (recipe on this site) and I sauteed some peapods with toasted sesame seeds and seasoned them with salt and pepper. Gorgeous presentation and I truly can't tell you how yummy it was. The butter sauce is out of this world. Easy meal that would be perfect for a dinner party.
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Hot Chilli
04/23/2007
Delicious!!! I had to use Sherry instead of Sake and I marinated the steaks in a little soya sauce before cooking. Other than that I followed the recipe correctly. The sauce is really really good. Can't wait to make this again.
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Kapuni
02/07/2007
This was simple exotic and absolutely ono-licious (delicious). My guests were VERY impressed.
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KarenB
02/18/2007
I made this for Valentine's day. My husband was never more impressed. The flavor was outstanding and it was very simple to prepare. I could not find mirin but used a sweet red wine recommended by my local wine store in place of it. Will make this again and again!
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DiamondGirl amanecer
05/11/2009
This recipe didn t work for my family. I followed the recipe exactly except of using white wine instead of mirin but I didn t get the sauce at all. The butter evaporated and there was only shiitake mushrooms in the oil. The meat with this sauce didn t have a flavor at all. I have tried some Ryan s recipes and all of them were fabulous but this... Sorry.
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