Thursday, November 17, 2011


serves two

2-5 oz. fillet steaks
2 slices of bacon
seasoned salt to taste
pepper to taste
cooking spray
½ tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
2 cups sliced mushrooms, sliced (white or baby portabella)
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ cup Scotch whiskey
½ cup ginger ale (Recommendation: Zevia Ginger Ale)
1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
½ tablespoon soy sauce
pinch or two of dried rubbed sage

Preheat Oven to 375. For the Steak: Sprinkle sea salt and pepper on both sides of steaks. Wrap with bacon and secure with a tooth pick. Treat and heat a cast iron or heavy oven safe skillet. Add bacon-wrapped fillet. Sear on one side, approximately 2-3 minutes. Turn steak. Place in oven. Cook for 10-12 minutes, until internal temperature is 125. For the Sauce: Add oil to a medium skillet and heat. Add one tablespoon of butter. Pop the other tablespoon into the freezer. Once butter is melted, add mushrooms and thyme to pan. Sauté five minutes until browned. Remove mushrooms from pan to a bowl. Remove pan from heat. Right before you’re ready to serve your meal, return pan to high heat. Once pan is hot, add Scotch to deglaze, scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Add ginger ale, brown sugar, soy sauce and rubbed sage. Add the mushrooms back to the pan. Bring to boil and reduce to simmer; about three to five minutes until it reduces to half. Add cold butter. Turn heat to high, bring to boil and then immediately remove the pan from the heat. Stir until the butter is dissolved.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Taste of Home, RDA Food & Entertaining Affinity, 5400 South 60th Street, Greendale, Wisconsin 53129

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