Filet Mignon with Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce

This Filet Mignon With Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce recipe is not only perfect for special occasions, but it is also ideal when you want to reward yourself for a hard week in the office. 🙂

Upon hearing the words “filet mignon” you may automatically begin to think high-end restaurant, but today you can bring that same luxury home to your dinner table. This is the absolute perfect steak dinner for two!

Filet Mignon With Asparagus

All you need is a hot cast iron pan and your steak will be cooked to perfection. I typically go with a 6 oz filet, but you can downsize or go with a larger piece of meat depending on the size of your appetite.

In regards to seasoning, I play it simple. No extra sauces for me…just garlic and herb butter, sea salt, and pepper. This way the tenderloin shines.

Searing Filet Mignon in cast iron skillet
Making hollandaise sauce

If you are a steak loving person this dish will bring home the goodness. It is known to be a more expensive cut but who’s counting?

My homemade hollandaise sauce served drizzled upon garlic-flavored asparagus is a very good option to pair with your juicy steak. They are a match in heaven. And don’t forget that glass of full-bodied red wine.

Filet Mignon With Asparagus
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Filet Mignon With Sauteed Asparagus & Hollandaise Sauce


  • Author: Eric Jones
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

This Filet Mignon With Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce recipe is not only perfect for special occasions or just when you want to treat yourself.


Ingredients

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For the Filet Mignon and Asparagus:

  • (2) 6 oz. Beef Boneless Filet Steaks
  • 1 lb. Asparagus Spears
  • 1 tsp. Garlic and Herb Butter
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. Himalayan Sea Salt

For the Hollandaise Sauce:

  • 2 Large Brown Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Melted Butter
  • 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 tsp. Red Cayenne Pepper
  • Dash Black Pepper
  • Dash Sea Salt
  • 3 tbsp. Butter

Instructions

To make the hollandaise sauce:

  1. Add a small amount of water to a small cooking pot and turn on low heat.
  2. Separate your egg yolks from the egg whites. You can discard or use the egg white in another recipe.
  3. In a medium bowl, add egg yolk only, lemon juice, red pepper, sea salt, black pepper, and quickly whisk until it rises. 
  4. Place your bowl over the small pot of water. Continue whisking the egg yoke and begin to slowly add the hot melted butter into the bowl while holding the bowl on the pot. Whisk until the ingredients are blended very well. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the filets:

  1. Allow steak to come to room temperature before cooking. Season steaks with Himalayan sea salt and black pepper evenly on both sides.
  2. Heat cast-iron skillet to medium to high heat and oven to 400 degrees. Add 2 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of olive oil to heated skillet and place your steaks in skillet. Allow the steaks to cook for 5 minutes on one side and then 4 minutes on the other.
  3. Top each steak with 1/2 tsp garlic and herb butter, and place them (still in the cast iron) in the oven for another 5 minutes. 
  4. Once complete, remove the filets from the cast iron and allow them to rest.

To make the asparagus:

  1. In a separate cooking pan on medium heat, add your butter and minced garlic.
  2. Cut the root ends (about an inch off) of the asparagus spears, season with garlic powder, and saute for 10 minutes. Once asparagus is cooked, pour Hollandaise Sauce over the asparagus and serve with steaks.

Notes

When whisking your egg yolks, be sure to whisk continuously and fast. Also, be sure the melted butter is hot as this will help the sauce bind to create that creamy and velvety texture.

This timing is for medium steaks. Adjust the baking time accordingly for medium-rare or medium-well filets.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan Seared
  • Cuisine: Dutch

Nutrition

  • Calories: 786
  • Fat: 48.5g

Keywords: Filet Mignon, Sauteed Asparagus, Hollandaise Sauce, Filet Mignon for two

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  1. This is an epic recipe in everyway, thank you for sharing all the techniques to make a great dish like this one, and that Hollandaise sauce…..wow

    1. Eric Author says:

      Thanks Albert! These type of comments are very encouraging for me and I truly appreciate it.

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