Steak Diane

Steak diane with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, and steamed veggies

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  • Total: 16 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Servings: 2 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
712 Calories
51g Fat
10g Carbs
53g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 712
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 66%
Saturated Fat 28g 139%
Cholesterol 245mg 82%
Sodium 951mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 53g
Calcium 78mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Steak Diane is a classic restaurant show-stopping dish of tender filet mignon steaks in a rich mushroom-herb cream sauce.

With this recipe from chef John J. ​Vyhnanek, you easily can prepare this meal for a romantic dinner at home with your loved one.


  • 4 3-ounce center-cut beef filet mignon tenderloin medallions (trimmed of all fat and pounded to 1/2 inch thick, chilled)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 ounces clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons shallots (finely chopped)
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup mushroom caps (sliced 1/8 inch thick)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon chives (chopped)
  • 1-ounce brandy
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. In a small 8- to 10-inch sauté pan, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat for 1 minute. Sprinkle each side of the tenderloin steaks with a little salt and pepper.

  2. Increase heat to medium-high and sauté tenderloins exactly 2 minutes on each side. Remove them to a plate and chill in a refrigerator for 5 minutes.

  3. Heat a large (12-inch) sauté pan over medium heat for 1 minute. Add clarified butter, then add the Worcestershire sauce to the butter.

  4. Place the shallots, garlic, and mushrooms in the center and return the tenderloin steaks to the pan, placing them around the edges.

  5. With a spoon, stir and toss the mushroom mixture. After 2 minutes, add the lemon juice and season the ingredients with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

  6. Turn the filet mignon steaks and add the thyme, chopped parsley, and dry mustard. Cook the steaks to the doneness you like.

  7. Leave them in the pan and add the heavy cream and chives. Tilt the pan slightly, and pour the brandy into the front edge of the pan, turn the heat to high and let the flame (or if electric, light with a match) catch the brandy's vapors and ignite it. Swirl slightly, turn off the heat and let the flame go out.

  8. Place filet mignon medallions on plates and top with the sauce from the pan.

  9. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Tip

  • You might want to slightly undercook the filet mignon steaks prior to adding the cream and brandy so that the reduction process of making the sauce doesn't overcook them.