I think that variety in meals make them more attractive and appealing to us all. If you think of it, there aren’t a ton of non-vegetarian protein options. You have pork, beef poultry and seafood. Perhaps the greater variety falls in seafood. Therefore, cooking them with nontraditional sides makes them yummier!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Approximate Cost: $23.60 or $11.80 per serving
Difficulty Level: ____ Easy __X__ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Ingredients for the fillets ($18.70)
2 fillet mignon cuts price (@$8.45 ea.= ($16.90)
Salt and pepper to taste (.15)
1 tbsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.40)
1 avocado ($1.25)
Ingredients for the Roasted Purple Potatoes and Garlic ($2.75)
2 c. purple baby potatoes, slice diagonally in half ($1.50)
10 large garlic cloves, whole (.30)
2 tbsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.80)
1 tsp. lemon pepper (.15)
Ingredients for the Purple Slaw ($2.15)
2 cups of purple cabbage, shredded (.50)
2 tomatoes, cubed (.50)
½ small purple onion, chopped (.25)
1 tsp. Angie’s basting olive oil (.40)
1 ½ tbsp. Tzatziki Sauce (or Mayo if you have it) (.35)
½ tsp. lemon pepper (.15)
Season the fillets and refrigerate.
Clean the potatoes, slice them diagonally, add them to a baking pan, add the garlic cloves and season with basting olive oil and lemon pepper. Stir to coat evenly with oil. Bake at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes, until they become tender and crunchy.
In a nonreactive bowl, add the shredded red cabbage. Chop the red onion, clean and cube the tomatoes and add to the bowl.
Season with basting olive oil, Tzatziki Sauce (or Mayo if you have it), lemon pepper and refrigerate until serving.
By now if the potatoes are roasted and the slaw is ready you can start searing your fillets until golden brown and medium rare or medium well inside.
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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