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Filet Mignons with Walnut Pesto

Updated February 23, 2016
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A great dish for autumn, when walnuts are at their peak.

Makes6 servings

Preparation Time15 min

Preparation Time - Text15 mins

Cooking Time4 min

Cooking Time - Text12

Cooking Methodpan-frying

CostSplurge

Easy

Total Timeunder 1 hour

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Formal Dinner Party

Recipe Coursemain course

Dietary Considerationmain course

Equipmentfood processor

Mealdinner

Taste and Texturemeaty, nutty, rich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp chopped tarragon
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 1/2  tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2  cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 filet mignons, about 6 oz (175g) each
  • Olive oil, for brushing

Instructions

To make the walnut pesto, toast the walnuts in a 350°F (170°C) oven for 10 minutes. Let cool. Transfer to a food processor and add the Parmesan, garlic, tarragon, parsley, and vinegar. With the machine running, add the oil to make a coarse paste. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a ridged frying pan over high heat. Lightly brush the steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook the steaks in the pan for about 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Transfer to dinner plates and serve hot, with a dollop of the walnut pesto.

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great recipe! loved it and so did my dinner guests!

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