Blue Cheese Crusted Filet

This is a crowd pleaser!  You could serve this at a dinner party.
I like to pair with Sweet Potato Fries (I use frozen Alexia brand) I am a big fan of all their products.
I like to use sweet potato fries in place of regular fries.  They are superfood that is loaded with Beta Carotene, vitamin A, C, B5 and B6.  Plus they are low in calories.
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Ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons chilled butter (1/2 stick)
  • 3 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • ¾ cup low-salt beef broth
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • ½ cup crumbled Stilton or Maytag blue cheese, about 2 oz.
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 1″ think filet mignon steaks, each 6 to 8 oz.

Directions:

Anytime I am using filet I set the meat out around one hour before I plan to cook.  I salt all sides of the meat with a sprinkling of kosher salt and let sit at room temperature.

Melt 1 tablespoon butter in heavy medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, shallot, and thyme. Saute until shallot is tender about 5 minutes. Add broth and wine. Boil until sauce is reduced to 1/2 cup about 12 minutes.

Set sauce aside.

Blend cheese (I used Stilton today), panko, and parsley in small bowl.

Preheat broiler. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks with pepper.

Add steaks to skillet and cook to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Keep skillet off to side to heat up sauce.

Transfer steaks to a broiler pan.  Press cheese mixture onto top of steaks, divide equally.

Broil until cheese browns, about 3-5 minutes.

Transfer steaks to plates.

Pour sauce into reserved skillet. Bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Boil 2 minutes. Whisk in remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Season with salt and pepper.

Spoon sauce around steaks and serve.

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Categories: Beef Dish

Author:Amy Stafford

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2 Comments on “Blue Cheese Crusted Filet”

  1. cincystone
    March 17, 2012 at 5:28 pm #

    this one looks like a winner! Where do you get the sweet potato fries?

    • AMY STAFFORD
      March 17, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

      I get them in the organic freezer section at Kroger or fresh market

      Sent from my iPhone

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