New Mexican Filet Mignon Oscar

Steak Oscar, at its basic form, is a fancy name for Surf and Turf. It’s a steak (typically Filet Mignon), topped with a shell fish and served in a sauce. That leaves the creative field wide open, doesn’t it?

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Wow – It’s National Lobster Day

Today is National Lobster Day. It’s that one day a year that we pay homage to the food of the gods. Lobster, that sweet crustaceans  from the sea that is only for those chosen few.

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Filet Mignon Perfection

Hello and welcome to the second Saturday in August. Oh my, summer is certainly fading fast! Did you know that the second Saturday in August is National Bowling Day? What’s that – you don’t have a bowling ball? That’s okay, today is also National Garage Sale Day. Bet you can find a used ball cheap. Uh – no!

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Ode to a Daydream Fantasy

Today is National Eat What You Want Day. In the past we’ve talked about eating what you want without guilt or counting calories – a freebie junk food day. While that’s all well and good, it got me to thinking . . .

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Delicious Filet Mignon with Béarnaise Sauce

Greetings to all Left-Handed People. Today is your day. And aren’t you lucky, today is also Filet Mignon Day. So unless you’re a vegetarian, you get to celebrate your day with a delicious steak supper.

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Irresistible Seared Perfection

Gotta love the day! I mean, except for vegetarians, who doesn’t appreciate a thick, tender Filet Mignon? It’s only fitting that the penthouse of steaks gets its own day. Pound for pound, Filet Mignon is one of the leanest, most tender and expensive cuts of beef.

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A Special Steak for a Very Special Day

First off, doesn’t this steak look absolutely incredible? I mean, top quality best gourmet steakhouse presentation. Five stars all the way. Are you ready for this? The recipe came from (drum roll please) Smuckers – as in those jars of jellies and jams. I will admit, I did make one tiny, adult change. The Blackberry Sauce called for red wine vinegar. I dropped the vinegar and went straight for the red wine.  

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Texas Filet Mignon with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

What is it about a good cast iron skillet that makes for the best seared food? Nothing, and I mean nothing beats my cast iron skillet when it comes to searing steaks. I’ve had the same set of skillets for over 45 years. No body is allowed to mess with my skillet!

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Peppercorn Filets with Mushroom Port Reduction Sauce

This recipe had me at Reduction Sauce. Anytime a sauce is simmered and reduced, it becomes even more intensely flavored. By its very definition, Reduction is a process of thickening and intensifying the flavor of a liquid. This concentration of flavors is achieved through evaporation. I know, it sounds like a lot of scientific stuff, but what it all comes down to is flavor. Reduction sauces are bursting with flavor.

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National Drink Wine Day and a Good Steak – Can Life Be any Better?

Step one in observing Drink Wine Day – select a bottle or two of your favorite wine. Hubby likes a good Merlot so we always have a few bottles in the wine rack.

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Valentine’s Day Romance Surf and Turf Style

I know, we are barely over all the holiday and New Year’s Eve Celebrations, and already I’m pushing head-long into Valentine’s Day. I guess I’ve got some explaining to do . . .

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Filet Mignon Steaks with Brandy Mushrooms

Confession time: Since undergoing Open Heart Surgery back in late September, I’ve been more cautious as to what goes into my body. That is not to say that I have sworn off red meats or butters or all the other “forbidden” foods health nuts say are big no-nos. I simply don’t eat a steak as often as the craving hits.

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Filet Mignon with Brandy Cream and Peppercorns

When it comes to fancy steaks, Filet Mignon is at the top of my list. If you are craving a steak with true beefy goodness, this might not be the cut for you. Fat and marbling is what gives beef its flavor. A well-marbled Rib-Eye is delicious. Skirt steaks, although thin, are packed with flavor.

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Peppered Pan-Seared Filet Steaks with Cognac Cream Sauce on Potato Cakes

Autumn is in full swing. Our precious grills have long since been packed away, hidden from the elements of Mother Nature. We bundle up, eat hearty stews or soups and fondly recall meats grilled to perfection over a bed of amber coals. The beauty of a good steak is that the steak loves a sear of heat – be it the grill or a heavy skillet.

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New Mexican Filet Mignon with Sizzling Chipotle Sauce

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