"Cooking with Wines" Series - Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet
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"Cooking with Wines" Series - Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet

Visit Us on the Web – Click Here This week’s "Cooking with Wines" feature: Filet Mignon With a Red Wine Reduction as featured on Food.com Cook time is estimated at 15 minutes with about 20 minutes of preparation time. Serves: 2 Ingredients: 20 ounces tenderloins filet mignon 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper 2 cups of Water 2 Wine-DTC’s Lodi Ranch 11 Cabernet Sauvignon Directions: 1. Cut fat off filet mignon steaks. Place steaks in large bowl/pan/plate/platter. 2. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar on each steak. Flip steaks over and drizzle the other tablespoon of balsamic vinegar. 3. Sprinkle the salt, pepper, and sugar on both side of steaks. Let the steaks sit for 10 minutes at room temperature. 4. Pour red wine into sauce pan over high heat. 2 cups is a suggestion, but make enough sauce to satisfy your taste or number of steaks. Wait until wine becomes thick and syrupy. Turn off heat. 5. Preheat oven to 350°F Also preheat a heavy pan over medium heat on stove. 6. Drizzle 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil over steaks. 7. Sear steaks 1 or 2 minutes on each side on pan. Pour red wine reduction over steaks while cooking. Consider using a spoon to do this in moderation and avoid getting too much red wine in there. 8. Place pan with steaks into the oven. Let them cook for 8-10 minutes. This will make your steak brown on the outside and pink on the inside (depending on the thickness of the steak and power of the oven). Try cutting a steak with your knife to check the inside. 9. Remove the pan from the oven and let steaks sit in the pan for 5 minutes to let them soak the juices inches. 10. Serve steaks on plate. Take a spoon and drizzle the juice from the pan over your steaks. Make sure to get a lot of juice on there! Enjoy! 11. Serve these with cheddar and bacon mashed potatoes, potatoes au gratin or steak fries! This dish goes beautifully with Water 2 Wine-DTC’s Lodi Old Vines Red Zinfandel. Share this Post on Facebook by Clicking Below:http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=http://makingwineindenver.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/personalized-wedding-wine-cooking-with-wines-series-Lodi-Ranch-11-Cabernet