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Ricette Italiane (Italian Recipes)

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Filetto alla Piemontese (Filet Mignon Piedmont-Style)

Submitted by: tbump2
Servings: 4

4 slices white bread
6 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons anchovy paste
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 filet mignons, ¾ inch thick
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1 cup dry Marsala wine or sherry
⅓ cup whipping cream, if desired
12 very thin slices white Italian truffles, if desired

Remove crust from bread. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a medium skillet. When butter foams, add bread. Cook over medium heat until golden on both sides.

Place bread on a large ovenproof platter. Spread ½ tablespoon anchovy paste on each slice of bread. Keep platter warm in oven. Remove butter from skillet and clean with paper towels.

Melt 3 tablespoons butter with oil. When butter foams, add filet mignons. Cook over medium-high heat 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Season with salt and pepper.

Add half the Marsala or sherry. Deglaze skillet by stirring to dissolve meat juices attached to bottom of skillet. Cook meat over medium heat to preferred doneness. Place a filet mignon on each slice of bread. Keep warm.

Add remaining Marsala or sherry and cream, if desired, to skillet. Stir over high heat until sauce has a medium-thick consistency. Spoon sauce over meat.

Top with truffle slices, if desired. Serve immediately.


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