Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Blue Cheese Topped Filet with Roasted Asparagus & Balsamic Crimini Mushrooms

I'm back from the beach and just finished my second day at my new job.

While exhilarating and very fun, it is also a bit overwhelming, so I wanted a simple dinner that was comforting and quick and this was just right.

Blue Cheese Topped Filet with Roasted Asparagus & Balsamic Crimini Mushrooms:
(serves 2)

2, 4 oz grass-fed filets of beef tenderloin
1 lb asparagus (peeled stems if fat stalks), ends trimmed
12 oz whole crimini mushrooms, brushed clean
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper
Olive oil as needed
Balsamic Vinegar
2 thin slices of blue cheese

Preheat oven to 425. Liberally season steaks with salt and pepper. Toss asparagus with olive oil, salt and pepper and lay flat on a baking sheet and place in oven.

Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil, then mushrooms, cap side down. Let sear until caramelized and they move freely in the pan. Salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, heat another oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat and add a bit of olive oil. Sear steaks on both sides just until crusted. Top with thin slice of blue cheese, then place entire skillet in the oven, which you will now turn down to 350.

With the asparagus and the steaks in the oven finishing, de-glaze the mushroom pan with about 1 tbs (or slightly more) balsamic vinegar. Reduce heat and toss frequently, glazing the mushrooms. Let continue to cook gently until steak is done to preference, asparagus are becoming crisp and mushrooms are completely cooked. Serve immediately.


Patricia said...

Kirsten, the dish looks so beautiful and I love the idea of adding blue cheese to beef!

Deborah said...

I LOVE blue cheese on beef - this whole meal looks delicious!

Mo said...

There is almost nothing better than a great steak with blue cheese melted on top! What a delicious dinner to look forward to...especially to end a long day of learning a new job. I'm looking forward to hearing more about your new position.

Christine said...

This is the perfect comfort dinner. I love making a good steak with mushrooms and asparagus on the side. My mouth is watering

Linda said...

Wow, this looks so good. A nice dinner to make on date night :)

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Blue Cheese topped filet is so delicious with rice and beans, so I think that some vegetables in the fuit will be so wonderfull , because it will be so healthy.

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