Bacon Wrapped Fillet Mignon with a Syrah Blackberry Reduction Sauce

22nd Jun 2016 @ 12:48 by Lindsay

A bacon wrapped fillet mignon with a Syrah blackberry reduction sauce to pair with our 2013 Dragon's Kiss - Syrah. Yumm!

We love to cook at Spicy Vines. We test, cook, taste, and adjust all of our recipes until we get them just right for our wine pairing. This is a great dish for your July, 4th celebration this year. If you ask us, nothing feels more American than good old fashioned steak and potatoes!

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Fillet Mignon
  • 4 6oz fillets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil
  • Marinade
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 bottle 2013 Dragon's Kiss Syarh
  • Syrah Blackberry Reduction Sauce Ingredients
  • 1 shallot, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 pints fresh blackberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 bottle 2013 Dragon's Kiss Syarh
  • salt and pepper to taste

  • Marinade Prep

    Pour the wine into a large bowl. Add the shallots, garlic, thyme, and rosemary leaves and gently stir to create a marinade. Place the fillets into the bowl and refrigerate overnight.

    Cooking Directions

    Fillet Mignon

    Remove the fillets from the marinade and pat dry with a paper towel. Season the meat with salt and pepper to taste and lightly coat with olive oil. Sear the meat in a hot cast iron skillet. Cook at 350 degrees until you reach the desired level. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the fillet. Allow the meat to rest 3-5 minutes before serving.

    Syrah Blackberry Sauce

    In a small saucepan, cook the shallots in olive oil. Add the blackberries and sugar, stirring continuously. Add the wine, stir some more, and turn the heat up to bring to a boil. Once the sauce has come to a boil, reduce the heat to a simmer. Allow the sauce to simmer until the wine starts to thicken. Remove from heat and add salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle the sauce over the fillet mignon. Need another bottle of 2013 Dragon's Kiss to pair with your steak? Not a problem. Get one here.

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