Present day, I still scowl at Hallmark's Holiday. We choose not to go out to dinner for the 14th of February - no matter where you go, there is always a wait, then you are rushed through a hectic dinner and it is usually overpriced. Instead, we do dinner at home cooking a meal which would have cost us $$$ if we went out with the masses while enjoying a nice bottle of wine.
|photo from Fresh Market|
2 filet mignons 1" to 1 1/4" each
1 tablespoon canola oil
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
Cast Iron Filet Mignon
Preheat oven to 300 degrees
Let the steak get to room temperature, 20-30 min then season with salt and pepper just before cooking
Heat 1 tbl canola oil in a cast iron skillet or large heavy bottomed pan over high heat.
Sear the filets in the skillet, about 2 minutes per side. Turn the heat to low and add 1 tablespoon of butter to each steak.
Place pan in the oven for 5 minutes for Medium Rare
Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Here are some specials you can find at your neighborhood store this Valentines Day:
Chateaubriand Cut Filet Mignon, 9 oz Premium Choice 2 for $25
Chilean Sea Bass, 7.5 oz Portions, 2 for $25
Porterhouse Steaks $9.99lb
Medium Lobster Tails $7.99
Coho Salmon fillet – Wild Caught, $12.99lb
Rosa Regali Sparkling Red Wine, $14.99
Porcini Mushroom & Truffle Triangoli $3.49
Great Wines under $25 a bottle (prices vary per store)
Michael David Petite Petit
Mumm Napa Brut Rose
La Crema Chardonnay
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
Martin Ray Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon