2 8oz. Filet Mignon Steaks
2 Strips of Thick Smoked Bacon
1 tbsp. Butter
4 tbsp. CostaLivos Royal Bourbon Balsamic
2 tbsp. of CostaLivos Arbequina EVOO
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven and cast iron skillet to 425 degrees.
Let your filets come to room temperature before cooking. Have your kitchen timer handy, this is the key to cooking your steaks to perfection.
Combine CostaLivos Royal Bourbon Balsamic and 1 tbsp of Arbequina EVOO. Whisk together and set aside.
When your filets reach room temperature generously salt and pepper, use your fingers to gently massage the seasonings on the meat, then wrap your filets with bacon and secure with toothpicks.
Safely remove skillet from oven and place on stove at a medium high heat. Add 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp of Arbequina EVOO to skillet, once heated, add the filets, let them sear for 4 minutes in place. Turn filets over, spoon on your prepared Royal Bourbon Balsamic Glaze and immediately transfer to oven.
Cooking Time in the oven:
RARE: 5-6 min., MED-Rare: 6-7 min., MED: 7-8 min.
Remove from skillet, place on a clean plate, pour glaze from skillet over the top and tent with aluminum for and let rest for 5-7 minutes before serving.
SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with fresh veggies sauteed in CostaLivos Mariposa Gold Balsamic Vinegar and Arbequina EVOO.
Side salad suggestion: Serve with heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion salad; drizzled with CostaLivos Basil olive oil.