Fillet of Beef with Mushrooms and Thyme Leaves

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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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Fillet of beef is always a treat nowadays and this delicious recipe for a special occasion makes a little beef go as far as possible.


  • 11.2 kg fillet steak (allow 170225 g sirloin or fillet steak per person)


First prepare the sauce. Melt the butter in a frying pan and sweat the finely chopped shallot on a gentle heat until soft but not coloured; remove from the pan. Increase the heat and sauté the mushrooms in small batches; season each batch and add to the onions as soon as they are cooked. Add the wine or vermouth and stock to the pan and boil rapidly until the liquid has reduced to about 60 ml.