This recipe is the most perfect way to cook Filet Mignon. I saw it on Ina's show and knew this was the way to prepare the filets I was already planning on making for dinner. I used a sea salt/black peppercorn grinder for my coating. I didn't make the cheese sauce, I just wanted to make perfect steaks, and with this recipe I did! Thanks for posting this here, so it's easy for me to find.
Excellent dish--the steak goes wonderfully with the cheese sauce. It's a savory dish that is very impressive. My only advice is to ensure that your steaks are exactly the same size otherwise you'll have steaks at different stages of doneness. I bought packaged steaks from the supermarket that looked identical but the difference in weight made all the difference--one was perfect and was slightly less than our usual medium-rare.