Filet Mignon with Red wine and Horseradish Sauce

4 filet mignon steaks

1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped shallots
1 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns
2 fresh thyme sprigs or 1/2 teaspoon dried
2 cups dry red wine
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon prepared white horseradish

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy medium saucepan over medium heat. Add shallots, peppercorns and thyme and sauté mixture until shallots are tender, about 5 minutes. Add 2 cups red wine. Increase heat and boil until liquid is reduced to 1 cup, about
20 minutes. Strain sauce and return to same saucepan. Add 1/2 cup whipping cream and boil until reduced to sauce consistency, about 7 minutes. Stir in horseradish. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Bring to simmer before using.)
Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat) or preheat broiler. Season steaks generously with salt and pepper. Grill or broil to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare.
Transfer steaks to plates. Spoon horseradish sauce around and serve.

Servings: 4


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