Recipe For Filet Mignon with Bell Pepper Haystack and Fresh Guacamole Served with Corn Chips


4 small avocados, peeled and mashed
3 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped
1 large shallot, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, minced
1/2 lemon, juiced

1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup corn oil
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 (4 ounce) package button mushrooms, sliced thin
1 teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
1 teaspoon celery seed
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons water

3 tablespoons corn oil
3 large shallots, sliced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
3 1/2 cups water
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 (6 ounce) beef tenderloin fillets, room temperature

1 (16 ounce) package corn chips


Stir the avocado, roma tomatoes, minced shallot, jalapeno pepper, and lemon juice in a bowl. Chill in refrigerator to allow flavors to meld.

Place the chicken stock in a small saucepan over medium-low heat; simmer the stock until reduced to about 1/2 cup.

Heat 1/4 cup corn oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper in the hot oil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir the mushrooms into the peppers; season with the coriander seeds, sea salt, and black pepper. Add the reduced chicken stock and the water; cook and stir until the moisture has been absorbed, another 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a plate lined with paper towels to allow the grease to drain.

Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir the sliced shallots in the hot oil until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the crushed garlic and cook another 3 minutes. Pour 3 1/2 cups water over the mixture and bring to a boil; cook at a boil until the liquid reduces to 1 cup. Strain the mixture through a fine-mesh strainer and return the strained liquid to th