I know it sounds expensive but, in my defense, if you are celebrating a special Anniversary/birthday or better yet, your in-laws or boss are coming for dinner….prepare this and you will get that raise. It isn’t that expensive, honest.
- 1 tbsp. honey
- 3 tbsp. sherry vinegar
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tsp. olive oil, divided
- 1/2 cup shallots, finely diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/3 cup Kalamata olives, sliced
- 3/4 cup Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
- 1 orange
- 1 lime
- 1/2 cup crushed pineapple, drained
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 4 x 7 oz. filet mignons
- 1 tsp. butter
In a medium bowl, whisk together the honey and sherry vinegar.
Now continue whisking and slowly add 1/4 cup oil in a steady stream until emulsified. Stir in the shallots, garlic, olives and parsley.
Cut away the skins of the citrus fruits and segment each piece so you can cut into bite-size pieces. Add the pineapple and stir into the honey mixture and set aside.
Season both sides of the steak with salt and pepper. Add 2 tsp. of oil and the butter in a skillet on high heat, reduce to medium temperature and cook about 7 minutes per side for a medium-rare doneness.
Transfer to a board and rest for about 10 minutes.
If possible, the day before or at least, the morning of, the dinner, set a beautiful table. Remember to have candles and fresh flowers. Now add mashed potatoes, veggie and salad and you have a perfect meal.
Sorry…it is not perfect unless you have a glass of Chianti or Pinot Noir. Now, it is perfect.