Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Balsamic Glazed Filet

Have you ever made anything for your babe that was the "best thing you ever made"?  Well, that was my feedback last night!!  Right on!  Always my largest goal in cooking for Babe!

Last night I made a delicious dinner of filet mignon with a balsamic glaze, sauteed green beans and roasted red potatoes.  Honestly, I think this recipe sounds really fancy.  But frankly, the only thing I didn't have in the pantry was the filet.  I have found that filet can be expensive, but I found a package at the grocery store for less than $12 for 2 nice cuts.  Considering filet run upwards of $23/lb, I felt that was a great deal.

I am sorry that this photo turned out so horrible.  It was a little smoky in the house based on searing the meat in a cast iron skillet and then finishing in the oven.  And then Babe couldn't wait until the smoke cleared.  So, this is what it looked like in real life!

Balsamic Glazed Filet


Ingredients:
  • 1 C balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 4-6 oz filet
  • Favorite steak seasoning
  • 1-2 oz crumbled goat cheese
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Bring out steak and let come to room temperature. 
  3. Pour balsamic vinegar and sugar into a small pot and reduce on low about 20 minutes
  4. Meanwhile, pre heat cast iron skillet until screaming hot
  5. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel and season with steak seasoning
  6. Add butter into skillet
  7. Sear steaks on both sides about 3 minutes each side
  8. Turn off heat, add goat cheese over top and transfer skillet to oven to finish about 3-5 minutes.
  9. Remove from oven and let rest about 5 minutes
  10. Drizzle balsamic glaze over the top
**Babe didn't like the goat cheese, he felt it made it too rich.  I liked the complement to the balsamic glaze.  You can leave it off.

I served this with sauteed green beans with shallots and roasted red potatoes.  If you do the red potatoes, you can cook them at the same time as the beef.  Just time it so that the potatoes are about two thirds done before you add the steak in!

I am sure I will try this again for a better picture!