Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
You can find a video on how to make this at www.Digitalcookbook.tv Chef Chris Koch Brings you a way to dress up that less flavorful cut of meat.
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 (8 ounce) filet mignon (center cut if possible)
- 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste
- 1⁄2 cup fresh breadcrumb (not dry!)
- 2 slices bacon (cooked and finely minced)
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives (finely minced)
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Heat the oil in a large pan, just enough to coat, on medium-high until barely smoking.
- Sprinkle the filets with salt and pepper, pat into steak.
- Brown well on both sides (about 3 mins).
- Meanwhile, mix together last five ingredients, and divide over the tops of the filets.
- If possible, Put skillet directly into oven, if not oven safe remove from the pan; blot the bottom of the meat dry with paper towels and place the filets in a baking pan.
- Bake for about 7 minutes for medium rare, or as desired.
- Let rest for 5 minutes, serve.
It's been ages since I tried something like this, 'cause about the only meat I normally eat now-a-days is chicken or fish (or pork, now & then)! Still, this was a nice change! And, I'm sure some will say I actually did the filet a disservice! I followed the ingredients & directions down the line, with one exception ~ I baked the filets for almost 15 minutes, & were much closer to being well done, just the way I always had liked it! VERY NICE TASTING MIGNON, & thanks for sharing your recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]