Filet Mignon Benedict
Recipe from Christopher Gardner, chef/partner
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
8970 University Center Lane, La Jolla
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Sunday Brunch brings back memories of family get-togethers and traditional dishes. This Easter (April 8), Fleming’s is celebrating from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a brunch full of modern classics. Four entrées are featured on the three-course Easter Brunch menu. Below, chef Christopher Gardner shares how to make his favorite, the Filet Mignon Benedict, at home.
Filet Mignon Benedict
1 1/2-2 pounds filet mignon (1 1/2 ounces each: 1/4-inch to 3/8-inch wide slices)
4 buttermilk biscuits, split
3 tablespoons butter
4 hash browns
8 tablespoons tomato concassé
8 poached eggs
8 ounces béarnaise sauce
1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley
- Clean the tenderloin by removing the silver skin and any excess fat, but keep the chain in place. Remove part of the tail and head so that the ends are 2 inches wide. Season all sides of the remaining tenderloin with salt and pepper. Place on a sheet pan then roast in a 400–degree F. oven for 20-25 minutes or medium rare (130 degrees F.). Pull out of oven and allow to rest.
- Split the buttermilk biscuit with a fork then spread with butter. Place on a half-sheet pan in the back of a 350–degree F. oven for 6-7 minutes until golden brown and just soft in the center.
- Prepare the hash browns according to the package, then reserve and keep warm.
- Prepare the tomato concassé (peel, de-seed, and chop tomatoes).
- Set a split biscuit on each of four plates, then place 1 tablespoon of tomato concassé on top of each half.
- Slice the whole tenderloin into 1/4-inch to 3/8-inchwide portions, then place 1 slice of filet on top of the concassé on each biscuit.
- Prepare the poached eggs then place one on top of each slice of meat. Ladle 1 ounce of béarnaise sauce over each egg. Serve with hash browns on the side and garnish with chopped parsley.