Filet Mignon with Roasted Vegetables

The perfect celebratory healthy meal

Nothing screams “fancy as f&#@k” as filet mignon. When it is time to celebrate in this apartment, filet is on the menu. It is also something that is so deceivingly easy to cook but for some reason intimidating to most and therefore seems impressive to whoever you are cooking for (hopefully they don’t read this post and continue to feel special and in awe when they come to your home). With this perfectly seared on the outside and medium rare on the inside steak, you can pair it with some crispy and somehow still soft roasted fall vegetables. Honestly, steak houses get a bad rep for being an unhealthy option. Yes, they throw in an unnecessary bottle of heavy cream to their creamed spinach and fry one too many sides, but, if you keep it simple with a great steak and some roasted vegetables this meal is not only delicious but also incredibly healthy. And, even better, if you are one of the brave souls enduring an either paleo or Whole30 January, then you are in luck! Because this entire meal is approved. People on cleanses/resets gotta celebrate too? Just pourthat extra glass of red wine for your friend who refuses to cut out the booze.

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Ingredients (serves 2 people):

Special Equipment: cast iron skillet

Directions:

  • Wash and prep the vegetables:
    • Cut the brussel sprouts in half lengthwise and then in another half lengthwise so that they are quartered
    • Peel the butternut squash and cut into ¼ inch pieces
  • Place the vegetables on a parchment lined baking sheet and spray with the avocado oil and season with salt and pepper
  • Cook the vegetables in the oven at 425 degrees for ~ 35 minutes (you will likely have to remove the brussel sprouts before the butternut squash)
  • When the vegetables are almost done cooking, remove the steaks from the fridge and pat them dry and then season with salt & pepper on both sides
  • Heat the cast iron skillet and add the ghee
  • Once the ghee has melted and the skillet is hot, place in the filets and sear on both sides for ~5-7 minutes on each side
    • Be sure to allow the steaks to brown and sear on both sides
    • Cook until reach the temperature you desire
  • Once done cooking, remove the steak from the skillet and allow to rest for ~5-10 minutes *this is very important*
  • Plate the vegetables with the steak on top and enjoy!

Compliant w. the following Diets:

  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Whole30
  • Paleo
  • Low FODMAP

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