I have made this many a time. The peppercorn orange sauce is definitely delish. I have also found that if you have too much sauce you can freeze it in a tupperware container or a ziploc bag and use it another time.. it freezes just fine! Really dresses up the meat. fabulous!
Filet Mignon with Peppercorn-Orange Sauce
Photography: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Jan Gautro
Whirling this sauce together in the food processor is a breeze, and it can easily be done before the party.
Yield: 12 servings (serving size: 1 steak and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 208
- Calories from fat: 39%
- Fat: 9.1g
- Saturated fat: 3.1g
- Monounsaturated fat: 3.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
- Protein: 24.4g
- Carbohydrate: 5.7g
- Fiber: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 71mg
- Iron: 3.3mg
- Sodium: 497mg
- Calcium: 18mg
- 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
- 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
- 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped green onions
- 1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 tablespoons drained brine-packed green peppercorns
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 2 teaspoons extravirgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 12 (4-ounce) beef tenderloin steaks, trimmed (1 inch thick)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Cooking spray
- Cilantro sprigs
- Prepare grill.
- To prepare sauce, combine the first 7 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 6 minutes). Cool.
- Place the onions, cilantro, peppercorns, garlic, and oil in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Add orange juice mixture, sesame seeds, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse to combine. Set aside.
- To prepare steaks, sprinkle the beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place steaks on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Serve steaks with sauce. Garnish with cilantro sprigs, if desired.
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