February 29th, 2008

Holy Guacamole, This Looks Good!

For your weekend dining pleasure, here’s a fun filet recipe featuring the exquisite avocado.

This recipe is recommended cooked to medium.

Grilled Filet with Avocado Buerre Blanc
(serves four)
4 6oz. Filet Mignon
1 Cup dry white wine
½ Cup white wine vinegar
1 Shallot minced
1 Stick cold, unsalted butter cut into small pieces
½  Ripe Avocado

Season both sides of steaks with salt and pepper and place on the grill, after three minutes turn a quarter turn.  After three more minutes flip and after three more minutes, one more quarter turn and cook for a final three minutes. This will give your steaks perfect “cross-hatch” grill marks and a medium steak.

Using a fork or food processor, mash the avocado into a smooth paste. Put vinegar, wine and shallot in a small sauce pan and reduce over high flame until only a ¼ cup of liquid remains. Remove from flame. Strain out the shallot and dispose. Return the liquid to the pan and add the cold butter a piece or two at a time and whisk to melt evenly. Once the butter is incorporated, add the avocado and stir to create a smooth and creamy sauce. If the sauce is too thick, thin with a little white wine. Strain out any lumps and serve with the grilled filets.

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