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!
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.
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.
This Filet Mignon With Asparagus and Hollandaise Sauce recipe is not only perfect for special occasions or just when you want to treat yourself.
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
To make the hollandaise sauce:
Add a small amount of water to a small cooking pot and turn on low heat.
Separate your egg yolks from the egg whites. You can discard or use the egg white in another recipe.
In a medium bowl, add egg yolk only, lemon juice, red pepper, sea salt, black pepper, and quickly whisk(paid link) until it rises.
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(paid link) until the ingredients are blended very well. Remove from heat and set aside.
To make the filets:
Allow steak to come to room temperature before cooking. Season steaks with Himalayan sea salt and black pepper evenly on both sides.
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.
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.
Once complete, remove the filets from the cast iron and allow them to rest.
To make the asparagus:
In a separate cooking pan on medium heat, add your butter and minced garlic.
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.
I'm Eric --- a husband, father, Louisiana native, and lover of Tex-Mex and double-stacked burgers. On this site, you'll find Southern recipes I learned from my grandmothers using simple, approachable ingredients.