Filet mignon is not something we eat on a regular basis. It’s for a special occasion, like Valentine’s Day. Wrapping the meat in bacon adds another layer of flavor. Serve with a baked potato, a vegetable and a side salad and you’ve got a lovely, memorable meal.
Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours!
EASY AND ELEGANT FILET MIGNON
2 choice filet mignon steaks, 6-8 oz.
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons minced shallot or red onion
2 slices bacon
Place oven rack in highest position. Set oven to broil.
Rub steaks with olive oil all over, then season liberally with salt and pepper.
Wrap a slice of bacon around each steak and secure with 2 toothpicks.
Put steaks on broiler pan and broil 5-6 minutes. Turn over and sprinkle tops with shallots or onion. Broil 5-7 minutes more, or until done to your liking.
•Let steaks sit out at room temperature 15 minutes before broiling.
•Pat steaks dry before seasoning.