Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Filet Mignon Dinner in the Oven

 
This easy steak dinner may very well be what you'd order at a good steakhouse, but enjoyed in the comfort of your home with very little preparation. The best guarantee for a very tender steak is a tenderloin, priced accordingly, but  well worth it when you consider the price of a dinner out.
Ingredients for a dinner for two:
  • 2 medium baking potatoes or yams
  • olive oil for brushing
  • 2 tenderloin steaks
  • 4 - 6 slices ready-cooked bacon
  • spinach caesar salad
marinade
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp Montreal steak or chicken spice
Method:
  1. About 75 minutes before dinner, mix up the marinade and pour under and over steaks. Let sit at room temp. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Brush potatoes/yams with olive oil. Prick with fork and place on parchment paper lined oven safe plate to bake for one hour.
  3. About 20 - 25 minutes before dinner: wrap steaks with bacon. Secure with toothpicks.
  4. Pre-heat cast iron or heavy frying pan. Spray pan with a light coat of cooking spray and cook steaks one to two mintues on each side until browned.  One option:  when turning steaks over to do second side, place on top of extra bacon pieces.
  5. Turn oven down to 375 F and place steaks in ovenproof  pan alongside potatoes. Bake 12 - 15 minutes for medium to medium well doneness. Let rest a few minutes before serving.
  6. Toss salad and enjoy dinner!

 
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4 comments:

  1. Looks fabulous! I will be making this soon, thanks for sharing.

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  2. My mouth is watering!! This is a great recipe for a mid-winter "bbq" alternative.

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  3. Cannot wait to try this with the Buffalo Tenderloin that I bought last week, yum.

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  4. Filet Mignons rock! We have really been reducing the amount of meat we eat at our house, but occasionally you just want a steak. These fit the bill, both in quantity and in price -- I don't know about Calgary, but here they sell them in little two packs for as little as $6, so that's a great deal for dinner. I'll have to try your marinade next time!

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