This is just my simple variation of the regular filet mignon wrapped in bacon. The plantains (Tostones), fried in little olive oil are crunchy and fantastic. The bed of sautéed beet spaghetti noodles as well as the mushrooms and capers complete this nice meal.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $27.19 or $13.60 per serving
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free
2 filet mignon steaks ($15.00)
1/2 lb. Asparagus ($1.99)
10 Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced ($1.50)
1/2 lb. Beet-Spaghetti ($3.70)
5 large green plantains “Tostones” (peeled, and cut in 1 “rounds) ($1.15)
½ c. olive oil (to fry the plantains just as you would French fries) ($1.50)
1 ½ tsp. Angie’s dry seasoning (.25)
2 tbsp. Angie’s basting oil (.65)
3 slices of Manchego cheese ($1.20)
1 tbsp. capers (drained and rinsed) (.25)
Season the filets with 1 tbsp. Angie’s dry seasoning and 1 tbsp. Angie’s basting oil.
Rinse the asparagus, blanch in salted boiling water for few minutes, drain set aside.
In a skillet, add 1 tbsp. Angie’s basting oil and sauté the beet noodles until tender but firm and add about 1/2 tsp. or more of Angie’s dry seasoning. Set aside.
In the same skillet, add 1 tbsp. of Angie’s basting oil and sauté the mushrooms, remove set aside.
In the same skillet, pan-sear the filet in their marinade to golden brown on both sides, but medium well inside. Add the already sautéed mushroom and capers and top with Manchego cheese slices.
Remove from the heat and let them rest for 10 minutes.
While the beef rest, sear the blanched asparagus for about 1 minute, remove set aside.
Pan fry the plantains in olive oil and start preparing all the warm ingredients to plate.
(Remember: Once you fry the plantains, you must press them flat and then fry them a second time for crispiness.)
Angie’s Dry Seasonings: http://www.angieslifehacks.com/family-life/oven-roasted-bacon-chicken-and-angies-seasonings
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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