CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS DAY with MY FILET MIGNON, SMOTHERED with SAUTEED ONIONS in a RED CABERNET WINE SAUCE with PARMIGIANO REGGIANO CROSTINIS
TRANSLATION: MI FILETE ENCEBOLLAO EN SALSA DE VINO TINTO con CROSTINIS)
There isn’t much to say about my culinary creation today. Is a nice idea for Christmas dinner tonight. It’s elegant, spicy, cute, pretty and better yet, YUMMY!
Let’s celebrate together friends.
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Approximate Cost: $25.05 or $12.53 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Ingredients for the Filet ($21.80)
2 Filet mignon cuts (@$8.45 ea.= ($16.90)
½ tsp. salt (.15)
½ tsp. pepper (.15)
2 tbsp. olive oil (.75)
1 onion, sliced (.40)
½ c. cabernet wine ($1.50)
1 avocado ($1.25)
½ c. broccoli florets, steamed (.60)
2 tbsp. chopped chives (.10)
Ingredients for the Crostini ($3.25)
1 small loaf French baguette cut at an angle ($1.00)
4 garlic cloves, chopped or pureed (.15)
¼ c. olive oil (1.15)
½ to 1 tsp. Lemon pepper (.10)
4 tbsp. shredded Parmigiano Reggiano ($1.00)
Directions for the Filets
Pat dry the filets, season with 1 tbsp. of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate.
Slice the onion and sauté in 1 tbsp. of olive oil until golden, turn the heat off and add the wine. Turn the flame back on, this time in high, bring to a boil, then remove from skillet and set aside.
In the same skillet sauté the filet until golden brown on each side over med-heat for about 5 minutes (it will depend on how you like your filet; med well, rare, done).
When golden on both sides, add the mix of smothered onions to the skillet and stir well.
Remove from skillet and allow the filet to rest for about 5 minutes before serving to retain the juices inside.
Meantime, steam the broccoli florets in salted water until bright green and firm. Set aside.
Directions for the Crostini
Pre heat oven at 375 degrees.
Chop or puree the garlic and add the olive oil and lemon pepper
Brush the bread with the olive-oil-garlic-lemon pepper mix on both sides and place in a baking sheet. Bake them until golden brown, about 10 to15 minutes.
Remove from oven, add the Parmegiano cheese on top and return to oven for few minutes until the cheese melts. Remove from oven immediately after the cheese melts.
When ready to plate, slice the avocado, add the broccoli, the filet and smothered onions. Sprinkle chives over. Enjoy!
MERRY CHRISTMAS FACEBOOK FRIENDS!
ABOUT THE Author
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.