Can’t sleep, decided to cook myself a steak to lure me into a coma.
Stuff I Tried: Filet Mignon with Balsamic Syrup and Goat Cheese
I love me some filet mignon, they’re always the perfect portion for little ol’ me. I also LOVE balsamic vinegar… actually, I love most things acidic but I think that’s just the filipino upbringing coming out.
Anyway… this is an insanely simple yet delicious dish, especially when you have really great balsamic vinegar and goat cheese.
Cut the portions since the recipe is for 6 steaks… which I learned the hard way the first time around and ended up with a shitload of balsamic syrup.
1 1/2 cups balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter
6 (5 to 6-ounce) filet mignon steaks (each about 1-inch thick)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 ounces soft fresh goat cheese
Boil the balsamic vinegar and sugar in a heavy small saucepan over medium-high heat until reduced to 1/3 cup, stirring occasionally, about 18 minutes.
Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Melt the butter in a heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the steaks with salt and pepper. Cook the steaks to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Transfer the steaks to a baking sheet.
Crumble the cheese over the steaks and broil just until the cheese melts, about 1 minute. Sprinkle with pepper.
Transfer the steaks to plates.
Drizzle the balsamic sauce around the steaks and serve.