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Beef Intrigue - Gnocchi and Fillet Mignon on Pan-Fried Sourdough

Updated: Sep 2, 2023

I am pleased to introduce my latest creation: Beef Intrigue - a dish featuring pan-fried sourdough bread, gnocchi accompanied by a mushroom and bacon sauce, crowned with a fillet mignon. To complement and balance the rich flavours, I've added pickled red onion. This dish is indulgently delightful. I invite you to experience it for yourself!

I craft my own sourdough bread. Curious about my method? Explore my recipe here. For those on a tight schedule, store-bought works wonderfully for this dish too! Additionally, here is a recipe for delightful pickled red onion.

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Pan-fried sourdough bread plated elegantly, topped with mushroom bacon gnocchi and thinly sliced fillet mignon, accompanied by a petite pot of pickled red onion.
Indulge in the symphony of flavours and textures captured in this dish.

What's the Story Behind Gnocchi Beef Intrigue?

So, you're curious about the Gnocchi Beef Intrigue? Well, it's one of my new culinary creations. I've always had a thing for sourdough bread—both munching on it and whipping it up in the kitchen. Not too long ago, I found myself craving gnocchi again. It's been a while, but man, I've missed it!

At first, I thought about going the classic route: maybe some mac and cheese topped with a juicy, slow-cooked beef brisket. But then, the idea hit me. Why not mix up the gnocchi I've been craving with that beefy goodness? And that's how the Gnocchi Beef Intrigue came to be. It's a mix of old favourites and new twists, all on one plate. Give it a try; it's a game-changer!

Preparation details:

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Portions: 4

Gnocchi in Mushroom & Bacon Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1.1 lbs (500g) Gnocchi

  • 5.3 oz (150g) streaky unsmoked bacon

  • 3.5 oz (100g) white mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 medium-sized onion, peeled and diced

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

  • 3/4 cup (180ml) of double cream

  • 2 tbsp of thick natural yogurt

  • 1/2 tsp of dried oregano

  • A generous sprinkle of black pepper

  • A pinch of salt, adjusted to preference

Additional Ingredients for the Dish:

Instruction for Gnocchi in Mushroom & Bacon Sauce:

1. Preparation: Prepare all your ingredients. Dice the bacon, slice the mushrooms, and finely chop the onion.

2. Sweat the Onion: In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the finely diced onion and sweat until it becomes translucent.

3. Cook the Bacon: Add the diced bacon and mushrooms to the skillet with the onion and increase the temperature a little bit. Cook until the bacon starts to golden brown.

Savory pan-fried mushrooms, caramelized onions, and crispy bacon - essential ingredients for gourmet recipes.
Make sure to get enough browning

4. Add Cream: Reduce the heat to low. Pour in the double cream and stir. Allow the mixture to simmer gently for a couple of minutes. Stir in the thick natural yogurt and continue to simmer for another 2-3 minutes, or until the sauce thickens slightly.

Sizzling mushroom and bacon sauce in a pan, capturing the rich and savory combination perfect for gnocchi and pasta gourmet recipes.
Reduce to desired consistency

5. Season: Sprinkle in the dried oregano, black pepper, and a pinch of salt. Stir well to combine.

6. Combine: Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Pour the sauce over cooked gnocchi and toss to coat.

Instructions for Gnocchi Beef Intrigue:

1. Prepare the Beef Fillets: Season the beef fillets with salt and black pepper. In a skillet, heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the beef fillets. Cook to your desired level of doneness, turning occasionally. Remove from heat and let them rest for a few minutes.

2. Pan-Fry the Sourdough: Butter the bread slices, In the same skillet, Place the sourdough slices and fry until golden brown on both sides. Remove and set aside.

3. Assemble the Dish: Place a slice of pan-fried sourdough on each plate. Spoon a generous amount of the Mushroom & Bacon Sauce with Gnocchi over the sourdough. Slice the beef fillets and arrange them on top of the gnocchi.

4. Serve: Serve the dish immediately with a side of pickled red onion. Pair with a glass of red wine or a beverage of your choice for a complete dining experience. Smacznego!

Close-up of Beef Intrigue dish, showcasing pan-fried sourdough, gnocchi with mushroom and bacon sauce, topped with sliced fillet mignon on a plate.
Close-up of Beef Intrigue, looks very tempting!

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