Blue Cheese-Crusted Filets
Crank up the flavor and presentation of your steak dinner by adding a blue cheese crust to your favorite steak! Enjoy a glass of Vino while cooking because Certified Piedmontese has you covered with this deliciously simple topping!
Blue Cheese-Crusted Filets by Benjamin Maides, Chef, Au Courant Regional Kitchen, Omaha, Nebraska
2 (8-ounce) Certified Piedmontese Filet Mignon steaks Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, as needed
Canola oil, as needed
2 ounces melted butter
½ cup panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
2 ounces blue cheese crumbles
1 ounce grated Parmesan cheese
Zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
Preheat oven to 450°F. Season each filet with salt and pepper and set aside. Add oil to an oven-safe sauté pan over high heat and bring to temperature. Sear the filets on one side for about 3 minutes. Flip steaks and transfer the pan to the oven for another 3 minutes. Remove the steaks from the oven and let rest. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the butter, bread crumbs, garlic, parsley, blue cheese, Parmesan, and lemon zest.
Top each steak with a generous amount of the mixture and bake in the oven for 3 to 5 more minutes, or until golden brown. Top with sea salt and fresh chopped chives.
You can serve your Blue Cheese-Crusted Filets with a side of your favorite Fries, Baked Potato, or Chef Ben's Sweet Potato Gratin! Recipe found here!