Black Pepper and Molasses-Glazed Filet Mignon

Level:
Easy
Ingredients
  • MOLASSES GLAZE:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated gingerroot
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1 cup dark molasses
  • 3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons cracked black pepper
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • FOR THE FILETS MIGNON:
  • 2 (2 pound) pieces of beef filet
  • Olive oil for brushing the meat
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Molasses Glaze
Directions
MOLASSES GLAZE:
  • Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium-high until almost smoking, and cook the onion until soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and gingerroot and cook an additional 2 minutes. Add the rum and reduce until completely dry. Add the molasses, orange juice, and pepper, season with salt, and cook until reduced to 1 cup, 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool at room temperature. May be refrigerated, covered, for 1 day; use at room temperature. Makes about 1 cup.

FOR THE FILETS MIGNON:
  • Preheat a gas or charcoal grill to medium. Brush the meat with olive oil and season with salt. Grill until well seared on ones side, 4 minutes, turn over, and baste with the Molasses Glaze. Continue grilling for 3 minutes, turn over, baste and grill for 2 to 3 minutes more (a total of 10 minutes), for medium rare. Let rest for 10 minutes; then slice into 8 steaks.


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