Filet Mignon and Balsamic Strawberries

    1 hour 25 minutes

    Tender seared beef filets are quickly oven-roasted, then topped with sweet and savoury marinated balsamic strawberries for a romantic presentation.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cups strawberries, sliced
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 4 (170g) filet mignon (beef tenderloin)
    • salt and pepper to taste
    • 1 tablespoon chilled butter
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour25min 

    1. Mix together the strawberries, brown sugar, and balsamic vinegar in a bowl, and allow to sit for 1 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.
    2. Preheat an oven to 200 degrees C.
    3. Heat olive oil in an oven-safe, heavy steel or cast-iron skillet over high heat. Sprinkle the filets with salt and pepper on both sides, gently place in the hot skillet, and sear each side until well-browned, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Slide the skillet into the preheated oven, and cook until they start to become firm and are reddish-pink and juicy in the centre, about 10 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre should read 54 degrees C. Transfer the steaks to a platter, and tent with foil to rest.
    4. Pour steak juices from the skillet into a small saucepan. Strain the strawberries and discard the liquid. Add the strawberries to the steak juices, bring the sauce to a simmer over medium-low heat, and melt the butter into the sauce, tilting the pan several times to gently incorporate the butter into the sauce. Serve each fillet topped with about 1/2 cup of strawberries and a sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper.

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    I really liked this one. I didn't strain the liquids, bc I like to have a lot of sauce w my steaks. Next time I'll double yhe amnt of strawberries.  -  01 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This looked beautiful on the plate, but this wasn't for us.  -  16 Jun 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Fabulous and decadent. The flavors were quite sweet, so you'll want to consider that in selected side dishes that will compliment and balance it. Thanks for the recipe!  -  09 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)