Unfortunately, this photo doesn’t do this dish justice. But look at the name of it. How can you go wrong with filet mignon?
[Answer: You can NEVER go wrong with filet mignon. Unless you’re a vegetarian, of course.]
Believe it or not, this was our bargain dish of the week. I know that seems like a puzzling statement to make about filet mignon, but it’s true. Although Ina called for traditional medallions for this dish, you’ll see that I used the tail. This is because at our local butchers on Christmas Eve, they had tails at a bargain-basement price, because everyone and their sister was ordering filet from the middle for their Christmas feasts. So I picked up four, put them in the freezer when I got home, and then we were able to enjoy them a month later.
Butcher bargains for the win.
This was delicious. In the interest of accuracy, I have to note that the teenagers passed on the creamy mustard sauce for their steaks. I’m not sure why. I would suggest that perhaps their tastes aren’t sophisticated yet, but given that they both love sushi, I know that’s not true.
Would I make this again? Of course. Especially when I’ve got some butcher’s bargains to use.