#freshTastyValentines: Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce

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Steak and Valentine's Day are two words that go hand in hand. I couldn't pass up making a steak recipe for you to share as part of #FreshTastyValentines. Since the purpose is healthier choices, I decided to go with a Paleo version of the cream sauce for this recipe.

A traditional cream sauce would include around a cup of heavy whipping cream which is really high in fat and calories. That can easily be replaced with coconut milk solids to cut down the calories significantly. 


Roasted garlic is one of the best smells and tastes in the world. At least, in my opinion. But it takes a while to do, so if you're already planning on splurging for your valentine, what's a little more time to create some amazing flavor? This recipe is really best with filet mignon because its the tenderest of steaks. 


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Filet Mignon with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce 
Inspired by: Primal Palate
Servings: 2
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Ingredients:
    for the cream sauce:
    • 1 head garlic
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil
    • 2 tbsp. butter
    • 1 cup chicken stock 
    • 1/2 cup coconut milk solids
    • 1 tbsp. arrowroot powder (cornstarch if not paleo)
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    for the steak:
    • 2 filet mignons, about 1 1/2 inches thick
    • 2 tbsp. black peppercorns, crushed
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1 tbsp. olive oil
    • 2 tbsp. butter
    • 2 sprigs fresh thyme

Directions:
for the cream sauce:
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
2. Peel off the outer layers of a head of garlic and slice off the bottom to expose the garlic cloves.
3. Place inside of your garlic roaster. (Or on a sheet of foil) and drizzle with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet.
4. Roast for 45 minutes in the oven, then remove and allow to cool until you're able to handle it.
5. Remove from the foil or garlic roaster and squeeze the cloves out from their skin.
6. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Whisk in the chicken stock and coconut milk solids (open a can of coconut milk and separate the solids from the liquid) until smooth.
7. Add in the roasted garlic and arrowroot flour and whisk until thickened. Bring to a boil, then reduce to medium-low heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
8. Transfer the mixture to a blender covered with a towel (to allow the steam to escape) and blend until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
for the steaks:
1. Place the steaks on a plate and allow to come up to room temperature for 20 minutes. Increase the oven temperature to 450 degrees.
2. Season both sides of the filet with salt and pepper.
3. Add the olive oil to an oven-safe skillet over medium high heat. Place the steaks in the skillet and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side. Don't move the steaks until you are ready to flip them or they will not get an even sear.
4. Add the butter and thyme to the skillet and spoon the butter over the steak.
5. Transfer to the oven and cook for 5-6 minutes for medium rare (6-7 minutes for medium) then transfer to a plate and cover with foil.
6. Once the steaks have rested, plate and serve with garlic cream sauce on top or on the side.


This recipe is shared with you as part of #FreshTastyValentines, a group of 22 amazing food bloggers, led by Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla, who are posting recipes that we hope will inspire you to make some healthy valentine treats for your loved ones.



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Disclaimer: I received a Garlic Roaster and Clip 'N Strip Shears from Casabella  as part of participating in #FreshTastyValentines in exchange for sharing a recipe. All opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

4 comments:

  1. Steak is a standard around here for Valentine's Day. Last year I creamed spinach with lots of garlic. I like the idea of a garlic sauce for the steak this year!

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  2. What a great meal for Valentine's Day!

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  3. Filet Mignon is always the way to my husband's heart.

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  4. This dish is exactly what my husband would want for Valentine's Day.

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