Filet mignon – the most sophisticated and premium cut; the filet is simply a slice from a tenderloin. Buying filet mignon is a way of enjoying a premium cut without buying an entire tenderloin. Here, it’s paired with a simple salad and a lavish heap of blue cheese butter.
Filet mignon with blue cheese butter
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  • Serves 4Servings


  • 4 (4-ounce) filet mignon, 2-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper

Blue cheese butter

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup crumbled Danish blue cheese
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt


For blue cheese butter, blend together all ingredients  in small bowl. Cover and chill until firm.

Preheat grill to high; lightly oil grill. Rub filet mignon with olive oil and generously sprinkle with salt and pepper. Sear filet mignon on both sides. Reduce heat to medium low and cover with lid. Cook 6-8 minutes per side for medium-rare. Remove from grill. Cover and let stand 20 minutes. Top with blue cheese butter before serving.