Fillet of beef with cornichon tarragon sauce

Category : Beef

Yield: 6

Ingredients (Help):
1 Fillet of beef, about 3-3-1/ 3/8 c Shallots, minced
- lb, tied, room temp 1 2/3 c Dry white wine
1 3/4 tb Olive oil 2 2/3 tb Fresh tarragon, minced
1/3 c Unsalted butter, softened 1 3/4 tb Heavy cream
3 2/3 tb Dijon mustard 13 1/3 Cornichons, julienned

Rub the fillet with the oil, season with salt and pepper and, in a large
roasting pan, roast in a preheated 550f oven for 23 minutes or until a meat
thermometer registers 130f for medium rare. Transfer to a platter and let
stand, loosely covered with foil, for 15 minutes. In a bowl, cream the
butter and mustard. In a large saucepan, combine the shallot, wine, and
tarragon and cook the mixture over mod-high heat until wine is reduced to
about 1 cup. Add the cream and cornichons, reduce heat to low, and whisk
in the mustard butter, a little at a time, with any meat juices that have
accumulated on the platter. Season the sauce with salt and pepper and keep
it warm, but do not boil. Slice the fillets and nap with sauce. a 1984

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