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Double Smoked Bacon Wrapped Fillet Mignon
with Caramelized Mushrooms

Treat your sweetheart with this delicious meal for two! Don't forget the flowers, candles and wine to make it a romantic night to remember.

Serves 2 | Ready in just 35-40 minutes! 

Ingredients:
1 onion (diced)
8 oz. mushrooms (sliced)
2 cloves garlic (chopped)
1 teaspoon thyme (chopped)
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
2 strips double smoked bacon
2 (4 oz, 1.5" thick) fillet mignon (room temperature)
1/2 cup red wine
1 tablespoon butter
1 handful parsley (optional)
1 tablespoon blue cheese (crumbled, optional)

Directions:
1. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat.
2. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
3. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
4. Add the mushrooms and saute until they turn golden brown and caramelize
(about 15-20 minutes)
5. Meanwhile heat the oil in an oven safe pan over medium high heat.
6. Season both sides of the fillet mignon with salt and pepper and wrap the bacon aroundholding it together with a toothpick.
7. Sear both sides of the fillet mignon in the pan until slightly caramelized, about 2 minutes per side.
8. Transfer the pan to a preheated 375F oven and cook for 4-6 minutes for medium rare. (this is the traditional way to serve, however you can cook to your preference)
9. Set the fillet mignon aside to rest for 5 minutes.
10. Add the wine to the pan that the fillet mignon was cooked in and deglaze it.
11. Transfer the wine to the pan with the mushrooms and deglaze it.
12. Add the butter and simmer to reduce the sauce by half.
13. Season with salt and pepper, remove from heat and mix in the parsley.
14. Serve the fillet mignon on the mushrooms and top it with the blue cheese. 

We recommend pairing with a salad and/or choice of seasonal steamed vegetables to complete this delicious meal. (And of course a yummy dessert involving chocolate!)
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