Saturday, May 11, 2013


yields four servings 

8 slices of bacon 
2 beef teres majors (about 1 pound each), cut into 8 medallions 
freshly ground pepper 
2 tablespoons vegetable oil 
16 fresh morels, rinsed, or dried morels, soaked in boiling water for 30 minutes, drained and rinsed 
4 large scallions, cut into 1/2-inch lengths 
1/2 cup Madeira 
3/4 cup mushroom stock or low-sodium broth 
2 tablespoons cold unsalted butter

Wrap a slice of bacon around each beef medallion and secure with toothpicks. Season with salt and pepper. In a skillet, heat the oil until shimmering. Add the medallions and cook over moderately high heat until browned on the bottom, 2 minutes; turn and cook for 1 minute. Add the morels and scallions and cook over moderate heat until the scallions are tender. Transfer the meat to a plate. Cook the vegetables for 2 minutes more, add the Madeira and simmer for 2 minutes. Add the meat and stock and simmer over moderately low heat, turning, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of the meat registers 140°, about 3 minutes. Transfer the meat to plates; discard the toothpicks. Remove the skillet from the heat and swirl in the butter. Season with salt and pepper, spoon over the meat and serve.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Jeremy Stanton, Food & Wine, May 2012

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