Filet Of Beef With Oysters, Oyster Cream And Mushrooms

Course : Seafoods
Serves: 2
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1 tablespoon butter -- no substitutions
1 teaspoon shallot -- minced
1/2 teaspoon garlic -- minced
2 tablespoons country or westphalian ham -- minced
2 medium fresh oysters -- (shucked), with their liquor
1 tablespoon white wine
1 cup heavy or whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon curry powder
1 tablespoon cold butter -- cut up
1 dash salt
1 dash freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons butter -- no substitutions
1 tablespoon minced shallots
1 dash minced garlic
1 cup oyster mushrooms
1 dash salt
1 dash freshly ground pepper
2 fillets filets mignons -- 6 oz. each
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 dash salt
1 dash freshly ground pepper
8 medium oysters -- shucked
2 slices bread slices -- cut into heart shapes -- toasted
1 tablespoon country or westphalian ham -- cut into thin strips
1 tablespoons snipped chives -- for garnish
1 package steamed french green beans and baby carrots

Preparation / Directions:

1. Make Oyster Cream: Melt butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Add shallot, garlic and ham; cook 6 to 8 minutes. Add oysters with their liquor and wine; cook until almost all liquid is evaporated. Add cream and curry powder; increase heat to medium. Bring to boil; boil until reduced to 1/2 cup. Whisk in cold butter, salt and pepper. Makes 1/2 cup. 2. Make mushrooms: Meanwhile, melt butter in medium skillet. Add shallots and garlic; cook 30 seconds. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring, until tender, 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Keep warm. 3. Meanwhile, heat broiler. Rub filets with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Broil 4 inches from heat source, 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. 4. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon Oyster Cream on each oyster and broil 1 minute. To serve, place filets on toast on 2 heated dinner plates. Arrange oysters around beef. Spoon 2 tablespoons Oyster Cream on each filet and top with ham. Spoon remaining sauce onto plates. Sprinkle with chives. Serve with steamed green beans and baby carrots.


Nutritional Information:

344 Calories (kcal); 27g Total Fat; (71% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 85mg Cholesterol; 670mg Sodium

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