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Phyllo-Wrapped Fillets of Beef Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Marlene Sorosky
Added: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Leek and Green Peppercorn Stuffing
(See below)

8 filet mignon steaks, 1 1/2 inches thick (6-7oz. each)

Salt and pepper

2T. butter

2T. vegetable oil

1lb. phyllo, 12x16 inches, defrosted if frozen

1/2lb. butter, melted


Leek and Green Peppercorn Stuffing

2lbs. leeks (about 4)

1 latge onioon, peeled and cut into eights

1 bunch (about 8) green onions with tops, chopped into 1 inch pieces

4T. butter

1lb. fresh mushrooms, quartered

4tsp. green peppercorns packed in brine or dried green peppercorns soaked in hot water for 5 minutes, drained and lightly crushed

Directions:
Directions:
Stuffing
Cut green off leeks and discard.
Cut a small slice off root end, then cut leeks in half lengthwise; wash each leaf.
Cut into 1" pieces and place in a food processor fitted with metal blade.
Add yellow and green onions; pulse until chopped.
In a large skillet, melt 4T. butter; saute leek-onion mixture until soft stirring occasionally.
Coarsely chop mushrooms in processor and add to skillet.
Cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until all the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
The mushrooms and onions should be soft; set aside to cool.
Stir in green peppercorns and salt to taste.

Beef
Sprinkle steaks lightly with salt and pepper.
Melt 2T. butter with oil in a large skillet.
Quickly brown steaks over high heat for 1 1/2 minutes on each side.

Assembly
Place 1 sheet of phyllo on a work surface; keep remaining phyllo covered with a sheet of waxed paper and a damp towel.
Brush the sheet lightly with melted butter and fold it in half.
Turn the phyllo so that the narrow end faces you.
Place a steak about 3 inches from the end.
Spread top of meat with about 2T. stuffing.
Fold the narrow end over, fold in the sides and then roll up.
Remove a second sheet of phyllo and cut into a 12-inch square; butter lightly.
Place wrapped steak, stuffing side up, in the center.
Bring ends to the middle, gently squeeze them together and then pull them up and out to resemble a money bag.
Brush top and sides lightly with butter.
Repeat with remaining steaks.

Serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place steaks at least 2 inches apart on a buttered rimmed baking sheet.
Bake 15 minutes for rare, 17 minutes for medium rare and 29 minutes for medium.
If baking 2 sheets in 1 oven, rotate their positions half way through the baking time.

Do ahead:
The wrapped steaks maybe refrigerated overnight.
They may be frozen up to 2 weeks. Defrost, uncovered, in refrigerator overnight. Bring to room temperature 2 hours before serving.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great recipe to do ahead. I have done it for a large crowd at Christmas parties as well as Christmas at Jim and Christies house in Ventura.

 

 

 

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