- 6 (7- to 8-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks (each about 1 1/2 inches thick)
- Coarse kosher salt
- Cracked black pepper
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 6 tsp (3/4 stick) chilled unsalted butter divided
- 4 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed
- 2 fresh thyme sprigs
- 2 fresh rosemary sprigs
- 1 cup finely chopped shallots
- 1/2 cup Cognac or brandy
- 2 tbsp tawny Port
- 3 cups low-salt chicken broth
- 2 tbsp Pommery Cognac Mustard
- Preheat oven to 250°F. Sprinkle steaks on all sides with salt and pepper. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over high heat. Add steaks and sear until brown, about 2 minutes per side. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add 3 tablespoons butter, garlic, thyme, and rosemary to skillet. Cook steaks to desired doneness, turning occasionally and basting with pan juices, about 12 minutes for medium-rare.
- Transfer steaks to small rimmed baking sheet and keep warm in oven.
- Pour contents of skillet into small bowl. Return 3 tablespoons drippings from bowl to same skillet and place over high heat. Add shallots and sauté 2 minutes. Add Cognac and Port and stir 1 minute, scraping up any browned bits. Add broth and boil until sauce is reduced to 1 cup, about 12 minutes. Whisk in Pommery Cognac Mustard, then remaining 3 tablespoons cold butter, 1 tablespoon at a time. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Arrange steaks on plates; whisk any accumulated juices from baking sheet into sauce. Spoon sauce over steaks and serve.
This recipe inspired by Epicurious.