Filet Mignon with Garlic Shrimp Cream Sauce

Background and History

Filet mignon with garlic shrimp cream sauce is a decadent dish that combines the tenderness of filet mignon with the richness of a creamy garlic shrimp sauce. While the exact origins of this dish are unclear, it likely emerged from the fusion of French culinary techniques with seafood influences, resulting in a luxurious surf and turf combination.

Ingredients

  • 2 filet mignon steaks (6-8 oz each)
  • 10-12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Serves 2

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Instructions

Season the filet mignon steaks generously with salt and pepper on both sides.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the filet mignon steaks and cook for 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until desired doneness is reached. Remove the steaks from the skillet and let them rest while preparing the sauce.

In the same skillet, add the remaining olive oil and butter. Once the butter has melted, add the minced garlic and cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.

Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook for 2-3 minutes until they turn pink and opaque.

Pour in the heavy cream and stir to combine with the garlic and shrimp. Allow the sauce to simmer for 3-4 minutes until it thickens slightly.

Return the filet mignon steaks to the skillet, spooning some of the sauce over the top. Let them warm through for about a minute.

Remove from heat and garnish with chopped fresh parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts:

(Note: Nutritional values may vary depending on portion sizes and specific ingredients used.)

  • Calories: Approximately 600 per serving
  • Protein: Approximately 40g
  • Fat: Approximately 45g
  • Carbohydrates: Approximately 5g
  • Fiber: Approximately 0.5g
  • Sugar: Approximately 1g

Notes

  • For a richer sauce, you can add grated Parmesan cheese or a splash of white wine.
  • Serve this dish with your favorite sides such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad.

Allergy Warning

  • This dish contains dairy (heavy cream and butter) and shellfish (shrimp), which may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Please ensure that all ingredients are safe for consumption based on your dietary restrictions and allergies.

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