Saturday, May 1, 2010

Meal Idea: Filet Mignon, Spinach with Cream Sauce & Cottage Cheese

Pretty much everyone enjoys a tenderloin filet mignon (unless your a vegetarian).  I thought I'd share a delicious meal that I whipped up for you to enjoy.

Ingredients:

  • Tenderloin Filet Mignon (I used a 7.3 oz filet/.45 lbs/206 grams)
  • A bag of spinach (142 grams)
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 TBSP butter
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • Parmesan cheesed, zested (about 20 grams)
  • Salt, pepper, other spices

Directions:

  • Season steak to your liking 6-8 hours in advance of cooking.  Stick back in fridge.
  • Remove steak from fridge about 30 minutes before cooking.
  • Chop onion and add to 1/2 TBSP butter -- sauté
  • In a separate small sauce pan, melt 1.5 TBSP butter, then add heavy cream, parmesan cheese, minced garlic, and black pepper to taste -- simmer.
  • Throw steak on grill.  For an average filet, 5 mins of each side will achieve medium rare (cook to your liking).
  • Add bag of spinach to onion and cook down until spinach is wilted.  Season to taste (I like Tony Chachere's)
  • Take steak off grill and cover for 5 mins.  This allows steak juice to re-absorb back into the steak and maintain incredible flavor.
  • Putting it all together:
    • Place spinach on plate
    • Spoon 1/2 cream sauce over spinach.
    • Place steak on spinach and sauce.  Spoon remaining cream sauce over steak.
    • Serve with 1/2 cup cottage cheese.
Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:
Calories - 965
Protein - 68.9 grams
Carb - 27.1
Fat - 65.5

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