Blue Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon

28 Ratings
  • prep time 0 min
  • total time 0 min
  • serves 4
Blue Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon

Ease of Preparation: Easy. A recipe is merely words on paper; a guideline, a starting point from which to improvise. It cannot pretend to replace the practiced hand and telling glance of a watchful cook. For that reason feel free to stir your own ideas into this dish. When you cook it once, it becomes yours, so personalize it a bit. Add more of an ingredient you like or less of something you don't like. Try substituting one ingredient for another. Remember words have no flavour, you have to add your own!

Bake, Beef, Dinner, Main, North American


Ingredients

Blue Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon

4 4 six-ounce filet mignons

Salt and pepper

Olive oil

8 ounces blue cheese

2 slices whole grain bread, cubed

Half stick butter

2 sprigs fresh rosemary

Fresh ground pepper

Pan Sauce

1 cup red wine

½ cup heavy whipping cream

Directions

Blue Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat.

3. Season the filets and rub with olive oil. Place in the hot pan and sear for 1 minute on each side.

4. Place on a cooling rack fitted over a baking sheet. Reserve the pan.

5. Puree the blue cheese, bread, butter, rosemary and pepper in a food processor until smooth.

6. Pack blue cheese crust onto the tops of the filets and bake in oven until meat is medium-rare, about 8-10 minutes.

7. The meat and crust may be prepared in advance, refrigerated, then baked just before serving. If so, add a little more baking time.

Pan Sauce

1. Add the wine to the searing pan over medium-high heat.

2. Scrape loose the brown bits and reduce the wine to a syrup-like consistency.

3. Whisk in the cream and continue to reduce until the mixture thickens to a sauce like consistency.

4. Season and serve with the filets.

See more: Bake, Beef, Dinner, Main, North American

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