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Healthy Holiday Entertaining

Join us for this fun and fabulous episode! Easy appetizers and main dish from Lindsay & Victoria!


Petite Filet Mignon

Ask butcher To tie up the filets for you for even cooking. You can also find them pre -tied at the market sometime on sale.

Preheat oven to 400

Get a heavy bottom or cast iron pan on the stove top on high and let it get very hot. For 10 min.

On on plate put

11/2 tbls Kosher salt

2 tbls cracked black pepper

Mix together, roll all sides o(f Pat dry) meat in this mixture. Shake off excess.

Place in pan you will hear sizzle.

Check in 3 minutes for nice caramelized color. If ready flip over.

Add 1 pat off butter and lower heat to medium.

cook for 2 minutes place in oven on bottom rack check for doneness in 5 minute

Internal temperature will depend upon thickness of meat.

Check with thermometer

Rare 120-130 degrees

Medium rare 130-135

Medium well 140-150

{The cut of Filet is best served medium rare to fully appreciate the tenderness & buttery soft texture of this cut of meat

Leave a few degrees below desired since there is carry over cooking when removed from the heat.

Place on a dish /tent with foil a rest for a minimum of 5min for the most tender juiciest meat ever.

If you cut in to any protein to soon it will be tough and all the juices wil run out.

For large groups make a filet mignon roast, super elegant & easy to prepare. Wow factor!

Roasted Sweet Potatoes w/ Pears and Onions

Here’s a lovely side dish. Serves 2

Preheat oven to 450 (or if serving w/ filet just get in the oven 30 min prior then lower the oven temp)

2 sweet potato - peeled and sliced into eighths the long way

2 pears whatever is firm choose green skin variety - keep skin on slice into 6 wedged w/out core

1 red onion sliced into quarters

2 tblsp olive oil

1 tsp kosher salt

1 tsp cracked black pepper

Toss to coat cook until caramelized, almost burned looking. That brings out the natural sugars for the most flavor.

Serve w/a sprinkle of fresh flat leaf parsley chopped on top or you can also add a ¼ cup each of dried cranberries and chopped walnuts for a festive holiday taste.

More coming soon....

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