Who doesn’t savor a perfectly cooked steak? August 13 is the day to indulge your craving in celebration of Filet Mignon Day. Thick, juicy and tender, it is an expensive cut of beef but unlike cheaper cuts, saws are not required.
Season with salt and pepper then sear in a hot cast iron skillet. When it is browned and slightly crusty, toss in butter and smashed garlic cloves. Slide your skillet into the oven and cook just to perfection. Serve with crispy fries and red wine.
Other presentations include filet mignon topped with Gorgonzola sauce or with a creamy Cognac sauce. These rich entrées are perfect with sautéed mushrooms and fluffy mashed potatoes.
Consider serving it up wrapped in bacon to enjoy with fried onion rings and your favorite vegetable. The surf-and-turf plate is another option. It includes a lobster tail alongside the steak.
On Filet Mignon Day, uncork a bottle of red and enjoy this delicacy with a special friend. These serving suggestions are elegant enough for romantic dinners, but you won’t break the bank since you’ll only be splurging for two.