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Featured Recipe: 4 Ways Cabernet Filet Mignon

Makes 4 servings

• 4 5 oz. filet mignons
• 1 large onion sliced
• 2 cloves, minced garlic
• A pinch of sugar
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 4 tbsp. butter
• 3 tbsp. lemon juice (one for the marinade, 2 for the sautéed mushrooms)
• 2 bottles of Concannon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

   • In one (or more if needed) large, plastic, sealable bag, place filets and add at least
     1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon, minced garlic, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, ¼ tspn. salt and
     pepper, and a pinch of sugar. Shake well. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Sauté Onions
   • Take out filets from fridge to let warm back up to room temperature. While waiting,
     sauté the onions.
   • Melt butter in a pan over high heat. Add onions and cook until nicely brown.
   • Add ¼ cup of Cabernet Sauvignon and salt and pepper to taste.
   • Simmer on low for 5 minutes. Add 2 tspn. lemon juice and toss.
Cook Filet
   • Heat up a frying pan over medium-high heat. Melt 2 tbsp. of butter in pan.
   • When melted, place room-temperature filet in pan for 2-4 minutes, checking often.
   • Flip filet over and fry the other side to the desired doneness. (Tip: Do NOT stab or
     cut your meat to flip or check doneness or else you will lose the delicious juice.
     Instead, flip with a spatula and use a meat thermometer to check internal
     temperature. 120–125°F for rare, 130–140°F for medium-rare, 140–150°F for
     medium, 150–160°F for mediumwell, and 160°F+ for well-done.)
   • When done, place meat in aluminum foil and let the juices collect.
Make Sauce
   • Add all meat juices back in the pan and at least 2 cups of Cabernet Sauvignon and
     bring to a boil. When sauce is thick, turn off heat and drizzle over filets topped with
     the onions.
Serve filet mignon with a glass each of Concannon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and toast to good health, great food and wine and most importantly, family and friends!

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