Filets mignons with fresh herb sauce

4
4
4
Smartpoints value per serving
Total Time
15 min
Prep
5 min
Cook
5 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Here’s tender filet mignon at its best and easiest: pan-seared and served with a bold parsley and cilantro sauce. If you like, make extra sauce to spoon over rice, broiled salmon, sliced tomatoes, or steamed green beans another day.

Ingredients

fresh parsley

1 cup(s), lightly packed leaves

cilantro

½ cup(s), lightly packed fresh leaves

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), crushed with side of large knife

water

¼ cup(s)

red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp

olive oil

3 tsp

fresh lemon juice

1 tsp

table salt

1 tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

uncooked lean and trimmed beef filet mignon

1 pound(s), 4 (1/4-pound), about 1 inch thick

Instructions

  1. Puree parsley, cilantro, garlic, water, vinegar, oil, lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt, and pepper in blender.
  2. Spray large skillet with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steaks with remaining ½ teaspoon salt. Place in skillet and cook, turning once, until instant-read thermometer inserted into sides of steaks register 145°F, about 5 minutes. Serve with sauce.
  3. Serving size: 1 filet mignon and ⅓ cup sauce

Notes

Start the meal with a Bibb lettuce salad topped with shrimp. Drizzle the salad with lemon juice and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (3 ounces cooked shrimp will not change the SmartPoints).

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