Filet Mignon and Asparagus with a Gorgonzola Sauce

Filet Mignon and Asparagus with a Gorgonzola Sauce

Easy-to-make and positively swoon-worthy, this is an ideal dish for a romantic, candlelit dinner.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 15 min

430 calories per serving 


Ingredients

15 asparagus, average size   300 g
1 tbsp Italian parsley, fresh, finely chopped   5 g
2 beef, filets mignon, about 2 cm thick   300 g
80 g Gorgonzola cheese    
3 tbsp cream 15%   45 mL
3 tbsp white wine   45 mL
1 tbsp olive oil   15 mL
1/2 tbsp butter, unsalted   7 g
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

For proper cooking all the way through the filet, it is important to let it stand at room temperature at least ½ hour before cooking.

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 80ºC/175ºF. Put the serving plates in the oven. Prepare the asparagus. Finely chop the parsley. Pat the filets dry. Set aside.
  2. Cut the cheese into small pieces, then put them in a bowl. Pour in the cream and 1 or 2 tablespoons of the white wine, enough to obtain a creamy consistency after mixing the ingredients (to make mixing easier, the cheese may be softened, but not cooked in a microwave oven). Set aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the asparagus then sauté 3-4 min with stirring, until the asparagus start to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat, cover, then continue to cook, with occasional stirring, until the asparagus is cooked al dente, 7-8 min.
  4. While the asparagus is cooking, heat the butter in a heavy pan over medium heat, until the butter is hot but not smoking. Add the filets then sauté about 2 min on each side for medium-rare, turning them once. Transfer the filets to a plate, then set aside in the oven.
  5. Deglaze the pan with the remaining wine, scraping up any brown bits. Whisk in the cheese mixture, then cook 2-3 min with stirring. Put the filets back into the pan with any beef juice from the plate. Warm up the filets for only about 30 seconds, turning them once. Add just a little salt (the cheese is already salty) and pepper to taste.
  6. Put the filets and asparagus on the warmed plates. Cover with the sauce, then sprinkle the meat with the chopped parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (280g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

430

Fat

27 g

42 %

Saturated 14 g
+ Trans 0.3 g

72 %

Cholesterol

105 mg

Sodium

630 mg

26 %

Carbohydrate

7 g

2 %

Fibre

3 g

10 %

Sugars

2 g

Protein

39 g

Vitamin A

30 %

Vitamin C

15 %

Calcium

25 %

Iron

40 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 1 serving
Meat and Alternatives: serving

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Claims

Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Fibre, Manganese, Vitamin C
Good source of :
Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin D, Vitamin E
Excellent source of :
Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus, Potassium, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B2, Vitamin K, Zinc

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This recipe is in the following categories: Beef | Main courses/Entrées | Diabetes-friendly | High Calcium | High Iron | High Vitamin D | Valentine's Day

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