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Filet Mignon with Lemon Asparagus

Filet Mignon with Lemon Asparagus

Cooking Light JANUARY 2003

  • Yield: 1 serving


  • 1 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steak, trimmed (1 inch thick)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon hot smoked paprika
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces asparagus spears
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Dash of salt


Heat a small, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle both sides of steak with 1/8 teaspoon salt, paprika, and pepper. Add steak to pan, and cook 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness.

Snap off tough ends of asparagus. Steam asparagus, covered, 3 minutes. Drizzle juice evenly over asparagus, and sprinkle with dash of salt. Serve with steak.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 219
  • Calories from fat: 42%
  • Fat: 10.3g
  • Saturated fat: 4.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 26.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.7g
  • Fiber: 2.4g
  • Cholesterol: 70mg
  • Iron: 4.2mg
  • Sodium: 503mg
  • Calcium: 32mg

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Filet Mignon with Lemon Asparagus Recipe