Beef Tenderloin with Ginger-Shiitake Brown Butter


Asian-inspired flavors with a French technique give this dish its own unique spin. It's easy to make as well!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
4 steaks


  • 4 (8 ounce) filet mignon steaks

  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons finely minced fresh ginger

  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic

  • ½ cup thinly sliced fresh shiitake mushrooms

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 3 tablespoons sake

  • 2 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet wine)

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic chives


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

817 Calories
56g Fat
5g Carbs
65g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 817
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 56g 72%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Cholesterol 261mg 87%
Sodium 481mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 65g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 55mg 4%
Iron 5mg 25%
Potassium 843mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.