i found filet mignon on clearance at the grocery today, so i splurged. and, on my goodness, was it worth it. this was my first time making filet mignon, so i wanted to do something simple! i served this with carmelized shallots, roasted potatoes and roasted asparagus.
Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon
2 filet mignons (mine were about 8 oz each)
coarse salt, ground pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1 cup red wine
2 tbsp butter
1. Season filets very generously on both sides with salt and lots of pepper, patting it into the meat.
2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium meat. Cook filets for about 3 minutes a side, to brown. Transfer to 400-degree oven to finish cooking, about 10 minutes more.
3. Meanwhile, bring wine to a boil in a small saucepan. Let boil down for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter. Swirl pan until butter is melted and sauce is a bit thickened. Serve over filet.
Recipe Origin: adapted from a Everyday Food recipe.