Involtini-Style Filet Mignon

Step by step recipe:

  1. 20 min.Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #1
    Grill 4 slices belly (streaky) bacon (thinly sliced) in the oven at 390°F (200°C), for about 20 minutes until nicely browned and leave the oven on afterwards.

    Set aside.
  2. 4 min.Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #2
    Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a frying pan on high heat.

    When really hot, add the filet mignon (after seasoning with salt and pepper) and fry briefly until browned all over.
  3. 1 min.Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #3
    Take the filet mignon out of the frying pan and split open by slicing across the middle, but do not cut right through the far side.
  4. 1 min.Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #4
    Fill with strips of bacon...
  5. 3 min.Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #5
    ...some chopped parsley and thin shavings of cheese.
  6. 2 min.Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #6
    Fold the meat back over the filling and tie firmly in place with string to avoid it opening up during cooking.
  7. 1 min.Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #7
    Put in the oven on a roasting dish, baking tray or even in the pan, if this can go in the oven.
  8. 20 min.Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #8
    Cook for about 20 to 25 minutes.
  9. Involtini-Style Filet Mignon  : Photo of step #9
    Undo the string, then serve in thick slices with your choice of accompaniment.

Remarks:

For the cheese, I reccommend Gruyère or, better still, Comté, but you can use whatever you prefer, of course.

Source:

Home made.

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