The couple that sautés together, stays together! Instead of fighting the crowd’s at a restaurant on Valentine’s Day, we stay in and fall in love with two perfectly cooked filet mignon steaks! We encourage you to make this recipe with your significant other and let us know what you think. This main course pairs perfectly with a nice glass of red wine. Bon appetit!
1 cup of red wine (we used Malbec)
1 tablespoon of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
2 teaspoons of olive oil
2 8 oz filet mignon steaks (beef tenderloin)
1 teaspoon of non-salted butter
Stainless steel pan or skillet
Measuring cups and spoons
Begin by patting the tenderloins dry with paper towels. The steaks need to be dry in order to sear nicely. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the stainless steel skillet on the stove and turn on to medium heat. As the pan begins to heat, grab your steaks and a teaspoon of olive oil over each steak. Using you hands spread the olive oil all over the steaks to make sure they are evenly coated. Wash your hands and then sprinkle 1/4 teaspoonful of salt and pepper on each side of the steaks. Once the skillet is nice and hot, place the steaks down and cook the top, bottom and sides in 2 minute increments for a total of 8-10 minutes.
Once all sides have been seared, place 1/2 teaspoon of butter over each steak and place the entire skillet in the oven. Bake the steaks for about 10 minutes in the oven. Cooking times may vary at this point depending on the thickness of your steaks. If you like your steak cooked medium, the thermometer should read 125-130 degrees. For well done steaks, the thermometer should read 140 degrees.
Once the steaks are to your liking, remove from the skillet using thongs and place on a plate. Cover with aluminum foil and let the steaks rest for about 5 minutes, this will allow them to keep their moisture. You don't want to skip this step!
Directions for wine sauce:
After removing the steaks from the skillet, return the skillet back to the stove top over medium heat. Add the red wine and whisk so that you remove all the bits and pieces that caramelized on the pan. Doing this will add TONS of flavor to your sauce! Once the wine is bubbling, add the heavy cream and whisk. Your sauce is ready. Add it to a small bowl and allow people to add as much as they like.
Plate your steaks and enjoy!!