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Sunday, August 18, 2013


I actually don't want to write about beef right now, but a buddy of mine who wants to do some killer stuff with good beef asked me what kind of cut he should get to impress his girl. So the first cut I thought of was the Filet Mignon (Fil ay min yon) comes from the end of the tenderloin that is the most tender of the meats. Most cattle produce like 5 pounds of it only, so if demand is up, prices rise. 

How do you cook it? Okay, I won't go into any culinary jargon, I'll keep things in simple speak easy. The best way to buy these, is to go to your butcher and have him sell you the round disk looking steaks labeled "filet mignon" and it is usually about 1 1/2 inches thick or so. I've seen one that was like 3". Oh well, whatever, those are the good ones.

So for 2 lovers, go buy two of those steaks, about 6 oz to 8 oz each, maybe smaller? Make sure you cooks some good starches like potatoes, fried rice, and have a salad and a few appetizers.

Okay these are the stuff you'll need to cook em.

2 filet mignons steaks (rounded)
1 tbsp kosher salt
white pepper to sprinkle
vegetable oil to put in pan
1 cup of red wine
1 tbsp. of cold butter

1. Preheat your oven to 450 deg. f
2. Preheat a stainless steel skillet over high heat with a little vegetable oil.
3. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over both steaks, when oil is smoky, place the steaks inside the pan, and let it sear causing  a good brown. Do not mess with it, let it sit turn heat down to medium high, and sear for about 1 1/2 minutes, then flip it.
4. Place pan into the oven for 7 minutes.
5. Remove pan, carefully. Rest steaks on separate plates. Return pan to stove top over medium high heat. Add in the wine, scraping the bottom of pan, reduce to about half a cup, remove from heat, stir in butter and whisk.
6. Spoon some sauce over both steaks evenly, plate with favorite starches.

* Make sure your pan is all stainless steel including the handles
* Prepare your appetizers, starches, salads first, you don't want to cook the steaks first and do the other stuff later, your steak will get cold and suck.

This is just a basic how to. Watch the Food Network, Youtube has many videos with different ideas. Good luck, now leave me be!!!!! Thank You. :)))

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