I made this recipe last night for dinner, and although a bit complicated with timing everything (make sure you have everything ready before you begin), it was absolutely wonderful! You definitely can't tell that it is "light"!!!

Filet Mignon With Mushroom-Wine Sauce

Recipe By :Cooking Light, March 1995, page 148

6 Points Per Serving



1 tablespoon margarine -- divided

Vegetable cooking spray

1/3 cup finely chopped shallot

1/2 pound fresh shiitake mushrooms -- stems removed\

1 1/2 cups dry red wine -- (Cabernet Sauvignon) divided

10 1/2 ounces beef consomme -- (1 can) undiluted and divided

Cracked pepper

16 ounces filet mignon steaks -- (4 4-oz steaks)(1 inch thick)

1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Fresh thyme sprigs



Melt 1-1/2 teaspoons margarine in a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add shallot and mushrooms; saut'e9 4 minutes. Add 1 cup wine and 3/4 cup consomme; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove mushrooms, and place in a bowl. Increase heat to high; cook wine mixture 5 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Add to mushrooms in bowl; set aside. Wipe skillet with a paper towel. Sprinkle pepper over steaks. Melt remaining margarine in skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add steaks; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook 1-1/2 minutes on each side or until done. Place on a platter; keep warm. Combine soy sauce and cornstarch; stir well. Add remaining wine and consomme to skillet; scrape skillet with a wooden spoon to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Add mushroom mixture, cornstarch mixture, and dried thyme; bring to a boil, and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces meat and 1/2 cup sauce).

Description: "Shiitake mushrooms lend a full-bodied, beefy taste to the sauce.\par However, white or crimini mushrooms can be substituted, resulting in a milder tasting sauce."

Per serving: 388 Calories (kcal); 23g Total Fat; (62% calories from fat);21g Protein; 9g Carbohydrate; 63mg Cholesterol; 676mg Sodium Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 31/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates