Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’
With the end of the decade coming to close there are lots of reasons to go all out for at least one last meal this holiday season. Filet mignon, a tender cut of meat from along the spine, is the perfect way to celebrate. Most recipes that I’ve come across call for the same cooking procedures. I was told by a butcher at Citerella Citarella to season my filet mignon steaks with only olive oil, sea salt, and cracked pepper, sear my steaks in a cast iron skillet, and then transfer the steaks to the oven for 12-15 minutes. It was perfect. The recipe from Gourmet posted in part below lays out the instructions in more detail and also includes a spiced butter recipe that sounds amazing. I served my steaks with broiled haricot verts and mashed yams but the sky’s the limit. Enjoy, PFab.
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.
Add oil to skillet, swirling to coat, then sear steaks on one side, without moving, until a deep brown crust forms, about 3 1/2 minutes. Turn steaks over and sear 3 1/2 minutes more. Using tongs, brown edges of steaks briefly (less than 1 minute total), then transfer to a small baking dish, reserving skillet. Cook steaks in oven until thermometer inserted horizontally into center of steaks registers 125°F for medium-rare, 12 to 18 minutes
Heat an 8- to 9-inch heavy skillet (not nonstick) over moderately high heat 2 minutes. While skillet is heating, pat steaks dry and sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.
Bose noise canceling headphones
Real Simple’s “14 Simple, Beautiful Homemade Holiday Gifts”
L.L.Bean Shearling-lined duck books (in tan if they have)
Bold rings from Georgia
Who Shot Rock and Roll: A Photographic History, 1955-Present coffee table book