March 21st, 2009

Steak Recipe: Grilled Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese Flan

A filet mignon is typically what people consider the most tender cut of steak. And I agree.

Here’s a wonderful recipe to dress up that silky smooth filet with amazingly decadent blue cheese flan.


Grilled Filet Mignon with Blue Cheese Flan

(Serves four)

4 6oz. Filet Mignon

1 Cup Heavy Cream

4 oz. Blue Cheese

1 Egg + 2 yolks

Salt and Pepper


Bring the cream to a boil and pour into a blender on top of the blue cheese.  With the blender running, add the egg and yolks and mix until smooth.  Season to taste.  Pour the mixture evenly into four 4 oz. oven safe ramekins that have been oil or sprayed with pan spray on the inside and bake in a water bath at 350 degrees for twenty minutes or until set.  Remove from oven and water bath, the flan can either be served warm or cold, they can also be cooked ahead of time and reheated.  To plate, run a paring knife between the flan and the ramekin and turn out onto a plate.  If it sticks, tap the edge of the ramekin on the plate gently until it releases.

Season the Filet on both sides with salt and pepper and grill to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium.

  • Julia Mason

    You can make your own steak butters at home if you know what to add. They are simply softened butter with things added to it and then refrigerated to harden it back up. Butter done this way is called a compound butter.

    The blue cheese flan sounds divine! I normally am not a blue cheese eater but this may convert me.

  • Dena P

    Thanks, Julia! I may have to try doing the compound butter at home. But sometimes I like to leave it to the professionals. Okay, really, I’m lazy. That’s it. I’m lazy.

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  • Mary Vazquez

    I am looking for a filet minon recipe that has the blue cheese baked on top of the steak i had it once at a rest.that has since gone out of business but it was yummy.Any help you can give me
    will be greatly appreciated. Thank You,Mary

  • Dena P

    Mary, I’ve got Super Sister-in-Law Chef Sandy working on this. She says she used to do this at the Ritz-Carlton and she’s going to write it up for us. I’ll post it here when she does!

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  • Dena P

    Mary, Chef Sandy has the perfect recipe for you. It’s the August 20th post and it looks divine! Enjoy!

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