Queen of steaks: fillet mignon stuffed with blue
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- usda choice or better fillet mignon steaks, about 2 inches thick
- 1 c
- crumbled blue cheese
- big bold steak spice, as needed, recipe follows
1Cut a deep pocket on the side of each of the steaks, it with a small of an opening as possible. You might want to have the butcher do this for you. Stuff one fourth of the blue cheese into the pocket of each steak. Work the cheese as far as you can and squeeze the opening set to seal it
2Season the steaks liberally on both sides with the big bold steak spice.
3Prepare the grill for cooking over direct high heat. Place the steaks directly on the cooking grate. Cook for three minutes, rotate the steaks one quarter turn to make the nice crosshatch marks, and then cook for another two minutes. Flip and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes for medium rare or to your desired degree of doneness. Remove to a platter and let rest for five minutes before serving. Serves four.
4Big Bold Steak Spice:
3 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon finely ground black pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon good-quality chili powder
1 teaspoon sugar in the raw
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
mix together and keep in an airtight container. Makes about 1/2 cup.
5Topping the steak with blue cheese is a time-honored tradition so why not stuff it inside? Just be sure not to over stuff it. squeeze the pocket closed, pushing the cheese in as far as possible so it stays and during the cooking. If a little runs out that's okay, it will just make it look better. These would go very well served with grilled portobellos and french fries or fried onions