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07 April 2006

Filet Mignon with Balsamic Syrup and Goat Cheese (Giada De Laurentiis)

I made this a while back. It was very good, with a nice, clean taste. It was excellent with a basic arugula salad and chocolate lava cake for dessert. A great week night meal!

Filet Mignon with Balsamic Syrup and Goat Cheese (Giada De Laurentiis)
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Yield: 6 servings

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.