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Ancho and Coffee Rubbed Filet Mignon with Ancho-Mushroom Sauce
By Bobby Flay (Mesa Grill, Las Vegas) as published by Bon Appetit Sept. 2005

(4 Servings)

Spice Rub
2 tbsp ancho chili powder
2 tbsp instant espresso powder
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Spice Rub Instructions
Mix all ingredients in small bowl. (Can be made 1 week ahead . Cover and store at room temperature)


Mushroom Sauce
3 dried ancho chilies
6 cups low salt chicken broth
3 tbsp olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped red onion
4 garlic cloves, crushed
1 1/2 pounds assorted fresh wild mushrooms (such as stemmed shitake, baby bella and oyster) thickly sliced, if large
2 cups dry red wine
Cayenne pepper

Mushroom Sauce Instructions
Place chilies in medium bowl. Pour enough boiling water over to cover. Let soak until chilies soften , turning occasionally, about 30 minutes. Transfer chilies to plate (reserve 1/2 cup soaking liquid . Blend until smooth. (Puree can be made 3 days ahead, chilled)

Boil broth in large saucepan over high heat until reduced to 2 cups, about 25 minutes. Set reduced broth aside.

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions: sauce until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Add mushrooms. Saute until brown and tender and almost all juices have evaporated, about 9 minutes. Add wine and boil until almost all wine had evaporated. Mix in chili puree and 1 1/2 cups of reduced broth. Simmer 1 minute to blend flavors. Season sauce with cayenne, salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover, chill sauce and remaining reduced broth separately.)


Steaks
4 filet mignon steaks (12 oz each) 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick
2 tbsp olive oil
6 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro, divided

Steak Instructions
Preheat oven to 375F. Sprinkle both sides of steaks generously with spice rub. Heat large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp oil. Add steaks and sear until brown and crusty. 1 to 2 minutes per side. Roast until cooked to desired doneness, about 8 minutes for medium-rare. ( I do 11 minutes in my electric apartment oven)

Meanwhile, re-warm sauce. Mix in 4 tbsp cilantro. Thin sauce with remaining reduced broth by tablespoonfuls, if desired. Transfer steaks to plates. Spoon sauce over. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tbsp cilantro.




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