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Filet Mignon Steaks with Port, Cherries, and Thyme


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  • 4 filet mignons, 8oz each, 1 to 1 1/4" thick
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp coarsely ground whole peppercorns (not pre-ground)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp minced fresh thyme, divided
  • Kosher salt
  • 5 Tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 3/4 cup dried tart cherries
  • 3/4 cup tawny port
  • 12 oz sweet fresh cherries such as Bing, each cut in half or quarters
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium beef broth
  • Freshly ground black pepper


Servings 4
Preparation time 55mins
Cooking time 64mins


Step 1

Prepare the grill for direct cooking over high heat.

Pat the steaks dry, brush them with the oil, and season them evenly with the coarsely ground peppercorns, 1 Tbsp of the thyme, and 1 tsp kosher salt, pressing the spices into the meat. Allow the steaks to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 min before grilling.

Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, melt 2 Tbsp butter over med-high heat. Add the shallots and saute until they begin to soften, 4 to 6 min. Add the remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp thyme and stir for 10 seconds. Stir in the dried cherries and port (watch for a flame up) and bring to a boil. Continue to boil until the liquid is reduced by about half, 6 to 8 min. Add the fresh cherries and broth and boil until the cherries are tender and about one-half of the liquid is cooked away, 6 to 8 min. Remove the skillet from the heat. Season the sauce with 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Set aside.

Brush the cooking grates clean. Grill the steaks over direct high heat, with the lid closed as much as possible, until cooked to your desired doneness, 7 to 9 min for med rare, turning once or twice. Remove the steaks from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 min. While the steaks rest, finish the sauce.

Place the skillet over med heat and add the remaining 3 Tbsp butter. Stir until the butter is melted. Remove from the heat. Serve the steaks warm with the cherry sauce spooned on top.


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