Friday, August 1, 2014

Spicy Filet Mignon Bowl with Creamy Habanero Sauce #SauceOn #shop

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Those who knew me when I first moved to Tampa probably remember the days when I was a spice wimp. Living in Tampa definitely opened up my eyes to new spices and ethnic foods, causing my taste buds to turn over a new leaf. These days, I love to incorporate new spices into recipes and I just had my first experience with Habanero!
We purchase filet mignon whole at a local market. After I butcher it, we always end up with about 2 pounds of usable filet chunks and I commonly use them for filet tacos, filet chili and filet eggs benedict. I decided on something a little different this time by making Spicy Filet Mignon Bowls with a Creamy Habanero Sauce.
Since this was my first time experimenting with the Habanero flavor, I decided to purchase all three flavors by El Yucateco - Red Habanero Sauce, Green Habanero Sauce and XXXtra Hot Kutbil-ik Sauce. After a quick taste test, the El Yucateco Red Habanero won and I marinated chunks of filet in a mixture of honey and the Red Sauce. While I knew to expect some heat, I was not expecting the amount of delicious flavor the hot sauce brought to the dish.
The recipe ideas using El Yacateco are endless but I absolutely see Habanero Chicken Dip in our future with College Football season quickly approaching.

1lb Filet Mignon cut into 1" chunks
2 tbs El Yucateco Red Habanero Sauce 1/4 cup honey
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1 Tb. ground cumin
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 cup Farro Chopped red onion Cilantro Sliced avocado Crumbled Queso Fresco

Creamy Habanero Sauce
1/4 cup of Sour Cream or plain Greek Yogurt
2 tablespoons of honey
2 tablespoons of El Yucateco Red Habanero Sauce
Blend in a blender until smooth (I used my Blendtec on dressing mode)

Marinade your steak with the first 7 ingredients for 30 minutes. Meanwhile cook the Farro and make the creamy habanero sauce. Remove steak from marinade and sear in a cast iron skillet for 1-2 minutes each side for medium rare. Layer ingredients and enjoy!
I found El Yucateco Habanero Sauces in the ethnic aisle of Publix in Brandon, FL.


  1. This recipe looks delicious. Can't wait to try it. Thanks! #client

  2. Oh yes yes yes. There is so much awesome in this blog post. I love the photos, first of all. VERY nicely done....I kinda want to lick the screen, but I'm keeping my bearings about me. I actually buy the Yucateco hot sauce pretty regularly so I was so happy to participate in the shop.

    1. Thank you! I was so excited to see this shop too.

  3. I love filet mignon! And that sauce looks super good. Thanks! #client

  4. Megan!!! Now only is this so up my alley, it looks ridiculously delicious!!!!! Love the photos and that killer combo of ingredients. That creamy habanero sauce sounds so divine and while you may have been a wimp, I'm proud of you for eating this now!!! Seriously salivating...

  5. I actually thought of you while making it!!!