Ben’s Filet

August 29, 2008 at 8:31 am Leave a comment

My husband loves my cooking.  He’s always very complimentary…even when I screw things up.  In the past year he’s become quite the cook himself.  And in the past year, I’ve learned to stay OUT of the kitchen when he’s preparing a meal.  He yells at me like Gordon Ramsay.  He says “chop this!”  “move here!”  “don’t touch that!.”  Mind you this is in a shoebox of a kitchen.  So I’ve learned my lesson and let him have his glory moments.  And by glory moments I mean this:


4 beef filets or “Filet Mignon”
Olive Oil

10-12 crimini mushrooms, sliced and sauteed in olive oil
4 oz gorganzola cheese, crumbled

Start out by bringing the meat to room temp. This will take about 30-45 minutes. Once the meat is at temperature, season generously with salt and pepper.

On a very hot grill pan, coated with olive oil, sear the meat about 2-3 minutes on each side, until there are grill marks and a nice crust forming.
Transfer to a 400 degree oven (We preheated a cast iron pan and placed the steaks in that) and cook until desired doneness* (we did medium).
On a plate or cutting board place the steaks and top with mushrooms and cheese. Cover with foil and let rest for 5-10 minutes.
*Ben strongly suggests using a instant read thermometer and to take into account the carry over cooking time (resting time)

Presentation is key for this very impressive meal. Place mashed potatoes on the bottom of the plate. Place asparagus (or veggie or your liking) on top of the potatoes and then the steak.


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