Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep
0 mins
Cook
1 hr 15 mins

From Martha Stewart. Suggested for Valentine's Day.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Season filets very generously on both sides with salt and pepper (especially pepper), patting in firmly.
  2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high. Cook filets until desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side (depending on thickness) for medium-rare.
  3. Remove strings from filets, and serve with Red Wine Sauce, if desired.
  4. Red Wine Sauce
  5. Makes 1/3 cup
  6. 1 cup red wine
  7. 2 tablespoons cold butter, cut up
  8. Coarse salt
  9. Place 1 cup red wine in a small saucepan; boil until reduced to 1/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat; add 2 tablespoons cold cut-up butter, and swirl pan until butter is melted and sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Season with coarse salt; serve with Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon.