Filet Mignon with Dairy-Free Garlic Herb Butter

The Tony Awards were last night.

For those of you who don’t know, the Tony’s are basically the Super Bowl of the theater world. GF Guy and I were so excited! We invited a few friends over, and I prepared a dinner worthy of the occasion. I made steak!

I don’ know why I decided that dinner just HAD to be steak. I’ve never actually cooked it before, and really only eat it once a year. But, steak it was, and AMAZING steak it turned out to be! Ready in under 15 minutes, this recipe is a decadent winner. GF Guy was sure pleased. Though, I’m making him eat lentils tonight….. So, there’s that…..

Filet Mignon with Dairy Free Garlic Herb Butter

(Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 stick (8 Tblsp) Earth Balance Buttery Sticks (divided)
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Tblsp fresh Italian Parsley
  • 1 Tblsp fresh Basil
  • 4, 8oz Grass-Fed Filet Mignon Steaks
  • Sea Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil

Directions:

  1. Make Dairy-Free Garlic Herb Butter by combining 1/2 stick (4 Tblsp) softened Earth Balance Buttery Sticks, garlic, parsley, & basil in a food processor. Pulse until well combined and smooth.
  2. Turn dairy-free butter onto a sheet of plastic wrap and form into a log shape. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to cook the steaks.
  3. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. (425 degrees F if at high altitude)
  4. Heat a large oven-safe skillet over high heat.
  5. Melt remaining 1/2 stick (4 Tblsp) Earth Balance Buttery Stick and Olive Oil in the pan.
  6. Meanwhile, generously season the filets on both sides with salt & pepper. Don’t be shy. Seasoning is your friend!
  7. Once Earth Balance has melted in the pan, sear the steaks 2 1/2 to 3 minutes per side. While steak is searing, use a spoon to bathe filets with the melted Earth Balance in the pan.
  8. Place the entire skillet in the oven and cook for 7 minutes.
  9. While filets are in the oven, remove Dairy-Free Garlic Herb Butter from the refrigerator, and slice into 1/4″ thick rounds.
  10. After 7 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and top each filet with one round of Dairy-Free Garlic Herb Butter.
  11. Return the pan to the oven for 1 minute.
  12. Remove filets from the pan immediately and allow to rest a few minutes before serving.

 

 

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