There are few things we love more than a perfectly cooked steak, greasy bacon and the combination of something fried and something cheesy. This filet mignon recipe covers all the bases and is a real home run when you decide it’s time to impress that special someone…or ideal if you feel like treating yourself to a candlelit dinner for one. For some reason, cooking with duck products at home makes people think you’re the next Iron Chef, so we incorporate some nice smoky duck bacon to complement the already pretty fancy steak.
Although we’re in the height of grill season, this beautiful filet is seared in the fat that the duck bacon produces, along with a little garlic and thyme infused butter to make things extra juicy. The steaks will be impressively delicious on their own, but the addition of the sautéed mushrooms, crispy shoestring shallots, and the shaved Gruyère cheese will make you feel like you’re doing some serious fine dining. If you get it right, the steak presentation will make you look and feel like you’ve been cooking for years, which is really half the battle. Pair this one with a big glass of quality Cabernet to really bring out the flavor of the steak and add extra cheese if you’re feeling voracious. Check out our full recipe on MadeMan.com here