- Serves 6
- 2¼ to 2½ lbs. choice center cut filet mignon, cut into 6 6-8oz portions
- 6 1½ lb. lobsters, poached (in shell)
- 6 cups veal demi-glace
- 6 marinated & grilled portabella mushrooms
- 1½ cups Pinot Noir red wine
- 12 sprigs thyme
- 6 shallots, diced
- 6 oz carrot, diced
- 3 teaspoons brown sugar
- 6 bay leaves
salt & pepper to taste
- 12 tablespoons black
- 3 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled & cubed
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
For the sauce: Reduce wine by half, add veal demi-glace, carrot, bay leaf, sugar, shallot, and thyme and reduce by ½ again, making a very thick glaze.
Marinate portabella mushroom at least 4 hours ahead of time with oil and a little balsamic vinegar to taste, grill till tender, hold in bowl/plate wrapped with plastic wrap and reserve juice for sauce. When sauce has been reduced to a very thick glaze, julienne mushrooms and add with juice to sauce.
Reserve warm until needed.
For the potato terrine: Boil potatoes in salted water till fork tender. Run through potato ricer. Mix well with salt & pepper to taste and ½ tablespoon olive oil.
While still warm, roll into a log form in plastic wrap, then wrap with foil and tighten the end to form a tight compressed log shape.
To serve the terrine let the form set until cool. Once it has cooled, cut the terrine into ¼ inch slices and heat on a greased baking pan in 350 degree oven for about 2-3 minutes or until thoroughly hot.
For the Filet: Season with salt & white pepper. Grill to desire temperature. While the filet is cooking, butterfly the poached lobster tail, reserve claws to use in another dish
(maybe a nice salad to start!).
Season the lobster to taste and roast in oven at 350 degrees with black truffle butter until heated through (note: heating lobster may take 8-10 minutes). When meat is done let rest until you start to plate dish.
Thanks to Mountain Top Inn Resort for this great recipe.