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Recipe for Filet Mignon

Recipe Filet Mignon with Roasted Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus

Looking for a recipe that will impress your significant other on a special dinner date night at home? Look no further than our recipe for Filet Mignon with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes & Grilled Asparagus. This elegant and delicious meal is easy to prepare, yet will make you feel like you’re dining in a fancy restaurant. And to make it even better, we’ll pair it with the Belledor Barbera wine, which has fruity notes of dark cherry and fresh blueberry, with a tart acidity that perfectly complements the rich flavors of the Filet Mignon. So, get ready to impress your loved one with this amazing meal and a perfect wine pairing. Let’s start with the star of the show: the Filet Mignon.

Filet Mignon

Here is what you will need to create the perfect Filet Mignon dinner at home.


    • 2 Filet Mignon steaks
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary


    1. Remove the steaks from the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This ensures that they cook evenly.
    2. Preheat your oven to 400Β°F.
    3. Pat the steaks dry with a paper towel and season both sides with salt and pepper.
    4. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the steaks and sear for 2-3 minutes on each side, until a nice crust forms.
    5. Add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and the fresh herbs to the pan. Tilt the pan towards you and use a spoon to baste the steaks with the melted butter and herbs for about 1-2 minutes.
    6. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and roast for about 5-6 minutes, or until the steaks reach your desired internal temperature. For medium-rare, the temperature should be around 130Β°F.
    7. Remove the skillet from the oven and let the steaks rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Roasted Rosemary Potatoes

These are the perfect side dish to complement the rich and flavorful Filet Mignon.


    • 4-5 medium-sized potatoes, chopped into bite-sized pieces
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt and pepper
    • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped


    1. Preheat your oven to 400Β°F.
    2. In a bowl, toss the chopped potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary.
    3. Spread the potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.


Grilled Asparagus

This simple yet elegant side dish pairs perfectly with the Belledor Barbera wine.


    • 1 pound asparagus, tough ends trimmed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • Salt and pepper


    1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
    2. In a bowl, toss the asparagus with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
    3. Grill the asparagus for 5-6 minutes, or until tender and slightly charred.


Barbera Wine Glaze

If you haven’t drank the whole bottle of Barbera before the cooking has even started then considering creating this amazing wine glaze to drizzle on top of your Filet Mignon.


    • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup beef broth
    • 1/4 cup Belledor Barbera wine
    • Salt and pepper


    1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.
    2. Add the minced garlic and sautΓ© for about 1 minute, or until fragrant.
    3. Add the beef broth and Belledor Barbera wine and bring the mixture to a boil.
    4. Reduce the heat to a simmer and let the sauce cook for about 5-7 minutes, or until it has reduced by about half and has thickened.
    5. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.

Once everything is ready to go, plate the delicious food and drizzle the Barbera Wine Glaze over the Filet Mignon. Pour yourself a glass of Barbera (or 2), and enjoy how the fruity, dark cherry notes and tart acidity of the wine cuts through the richness of the Filet Mignon. With it’s silky tannins and balanced structure, this wine is the delightful companion to this dish. .

Our recipe for Filet Mignon with Roasted Rosemary Potatoes & Grilled Asparagus is a perfect choice for a romantic dinner date night at home. It’s easy to prepare, yet has an elegant and sophisticated feel that will impress your significant other. And, when paired with the Belledor Barbera wine, it creates an unforgettable dining experience, where the rich and savory
flavors of the Filet Mignon are perfectly balanced with the fruity notes and tart acidity of the wine. So, whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply want to enjoy a romantic dinner at home, this recipe and wine pairing is sure to make it a memorable one. So,Β  give our recipe for Filet Mignon a try and savor the delicious flavors and aromas of this amazing meal.

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