Rum and Pepper Painted Filet Mignon

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

I have had nothing but comliments about this steak. I also added it to my menu and is making me a fortune.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast the black peppercorns and the cloves together in a dry skillet over moderately high heat until you see puffs of smoke.
  2. (About 1 minute.) Now grind them together in an electric spice grinder.
  3. Transfer them to a heavy sauce pan.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and heat all together on medium heat.
  5. The mixture will begin to foam as it reduces.
  6. When it has reduced by approximately half, about 25-35 minutes strain it through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl.
  7. Reserve until needed.
  8. NOTE: The rum can suddenly ignite when reducing.
  9. Be sure to have a lid or another pan handy to cover the paint pan. It will immediately extinguish the oxygen and the flame.
  10. Then lower the heat a touch, remove the lid and proceed.
  11. On pie plate place 3 bulbs of garlic cut in half and drizzle with oil and salt and pepper.
  12. In hot pan with clarified butter sear tenderloin.
  13. In hot pan with clarified butter sear tenderloin on one side and flip over.
  14. Glaze the tenderloin with the paint and finish in the oven for 2-5 minutes.
  15. Garnish with roasted garlic and serve.


Most Helpful

I made this for my "Survivor" group tonnight. It was wonderful. I tasted the "paint" and thought it was too spicy, however I decided to go ahead and add it to the Filets. The finished results weren't too spicy... they were perfect. Everyone in the group rated this a 5 out of 5, most were disappointed when they realized there wasn't anymore left.

Amber Dawn April 20, 2002

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