Filet Mignon and Balsamic Strawberries

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    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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    Ingredients
    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

    Directions
    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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    16

    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)

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    12

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

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    9

    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)