Filet Mignon with Rich Balsamic Glaze

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  • 2 4-oz. filet mignon steaks
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine


  • 1 lb. red potatoes, quartered
  • 2 Tbs. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place potatoes in a 4×4 baking dish. Combine melted butter, garlic, salt and lemon juice in a small bowl. Pour over potatoes and stir to coat.
  3. Take some parmesan cheese and over potatoes.
  4. Cover and bake on preheated oven for 30 minutes.
  5. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes, or until golden brown.


  1. On both sides of each steak, sprinkle with salt to taste. Sprinkle freshly ground pepper on each side, too.
  2. Over medium-high heat, heat a non-stick skillet.
  3. Place steaks in the hot pan. Cook each side for at least a minute or until it is browned.
  4. Add balsamic vinegar and red wine. Reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Cook for four minutes on each side. Moisten with sauce as you turn the over.
  6. Once done, put the steak to warmed plates.
  7. Spoon with one tablespoon of glaze over each piece. Serve.

You can add steamed green beans upon plating or stemead asparagus

Filet Mignon features the tenderloin area’s end. It is an extremely tender meat. This is due to the fact that this part is not affected by exercise or other physical activities. It is the boneless big slice of tender meat.

Filet Mignon is now a dish held in high regard across many restaurants. It has gained a certain air of entitlement in many fine dine restaurants. To have a perfect filet mignon is not a feat anymore. It is a standard anyone who tries to invest in fine dining must possess.

Balsamic vinegar is a kind of vinegar produced through cooked grapes reduction. It is thick, aromatic, and syrup like. It is traced back to Italy and has been used all over the world. Its rich flavor is enjoyed by many, especially in salad dressings.

Antioxidants fight free radicals. These free radicals attack the cell membranes of the body and cause different diseases and health conditions. Free radicals speed up aging and make the artery walls hard, affecting the blood flow. Balsamic vinegar offers loads of antioxidants that help slow down the process of aging and prevent other ill-effects of free radicals.

Since it is created from grapes, balsamic vinegar offers a good fight against cancer-causing agents. It has quercetin, a bioflavonoid with antioxidant properties. Mix this with Vitamin C, your immune system is founded on strong protection against infections and inflammations caused by bacteria and viruses.

Instead of using salad dressing loaded with fat and cholesterol use balsamic vinegar as a great substitute. It is low in cholesterol and saturated fat. It helps in the improvement of the heart’s health. Unwanted fats are removed and prevented from being deposited in the blood vessels.

There are more ways to plan your meals strategically. Know more about the ingredients you use and alternative options you use. Have fun eating healthy!

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