Filet Mignon with Red Currant-Green Peppercorn Sauce+

7 points

Yield:  4 servings (serving size: 1 filet and 1 tablespoon sauce)

1 1/2 cups Merlot
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
1/4 cup red currant jelly
1 tablespoon drained brine-packed green peppercorns, finely chopped
2 teaspoons butter
4 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick)
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

Combine wine and shallots in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup (about 10 minutes). Strain through a sieve over a bowl; discard solids. Return wine to pan, and add jelly and green peppercorns. Cook over medium heat until jelly melts (about 2 minutes), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in butter; keep warm.

Sprinkle steaks with salt and black pepper. Place beef on grill rack; cook 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve sauce with beef.

CALORIES 302 (39% from fat); FAT 13g (sat 5.5g,mono 4.9g,poly 0.5g); IRON 3.2mg; CHOLESTEROL 77mg; CALCIUM 23mg; CARBOHYDRATE 14.9g; SODIUM 294mg; PROTEIN 23.3g; FIBER 0.2g

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