Filet Mignon with Mustard and Mushrooms

Filet Mignon with mushroom sauce

Ingredients 2 (2-inch-thick) filets mignons, tied (10 to 12 ounces each) 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 1/2 teaspoons fleur de sel 1 teaspoon coarsely cracked black peppercorns 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 6 ounces mushrooms, stemmed and sliced 1/4 inch thick 1 tablespoon dry sherry Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons good olive […]

How to Cook Filet Mignon

Raw Filet Mignon steak

With high demand and only about eight cuts per cow, filet mignon often fetches the highest price in the butcher’s case. When you’re paying upwards of $20 per pound, cooking these precious tidbits can feel a little like a tightrope walk. Don’t be intimidated. By paying attention to a few important details, learning how to cook […]

5-Minute Steak Dinner for 1

charred steak with sauce

Plus, the secret sauce that makes it. If you’re as elegant, as dexterous as I am, then you can probably: pick your nose in five minutes; trip over that gargantuan pile of dirty laundry and lie on the floor, immobile, for five minutes; let your dog lick your face for five minutes. You can probably cook a steak […]

Smoky-Sweet BBQ Beef Short Ribs

A big slab of beef ribs can be hard to find and intimidating to cook, so here I use short ribs. I also don’t follow any prescribed style of cooking or flavoring, which makes this recipe an easy shortcut for beginners, or people who don’t want to spend hours smoking their ribs. Start with a […]

Adding Flavor To Steak

When I think about seasoning a steak, I firmly believe less is more. In my slightly warped world, eating a perfectly grilled medium-rare ribeye is just about nirvana. So as I savor every bite, there is always one thing I want to shine through, the meat. When grilling flavorful steaks such as strip, filet, or […]

How To Grill Steaks Better Than a Steakhouse

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can oftentimes arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions.” –Steve Jobs, […]