But whatever the history may be, the result is a very rich and hearty dish. The meat, a cut of beef tenderloin (aka filet mignon), cost a whopping $14.99/lb. Needless to say, I read the recipe about 3 times through before attempting anything with that beef. It was then seared, covered in dijon mustard, coated with a layer of duxelles (mushrooms, shallots, and garlic), then wrapped with slices of prosciutto; all of which was wrapped in puff pastry and baked in the oven. I know what you're thinking. A dinner right from Cooking Light. Of course there's a side of a creamy (heavy whipping cream to be exact) Green Peppercorn sauce to accompany it. The result was overwhelming for our taste buds and a little thick for our stomachs.
It wasn't really as bloody as the photo looks. The meat was cooked 'just right'. It's just that my camera doesn't think so.
The flavor of this was very unique and interesting, although I can't say it's on our list of food keepsakes. The cut of meat was excellent (really...it would have been fabulous on its own), but the flavors were a little heavy for us. But it was fun to try!