Filet

Instructions

Method For Steak

-       Generously season steak with salt, cayenne spice and pepper. Pack seasoning into the meat using your fingers, and coat steaks in oil

-       Place the steak on a hot grill and cook for 4 minutes on each side for medium-rare to medium or 5 minutes on each side for medium-well to well

-       Drizzle steaks with jalapeno steak sauce

Method for Jalapeno Sauce

-       In a small skillet, heat balsamic vinegar over low heat

-       Add the jalapenos and let steep for 5 minutes until the balsamic vinegar reduces and has a smooth and thick consistency

-       Strain the jalapenos from the sauce

Ingredients
  • 3 8 oz. petite filets with bone
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • Salt, cayenne spice and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
The Back Story

Cowboy Filet:

 

Ingredients

6-8oz beef tenderloin filet, seasoned on both sides and rubbed with oil

Date Steak Sauce (recipe below)

1 red or yellow onion, julienne

1 cup balsamic vinegar

¼ cup brown sugar

 

Method

-      Sweat onions on medium heat with a little oil, add vinegar and sugar

-      Reduce heat to low and allow to become dry

 

Date Steak Sauce

 

Ingredients

·      1# pitted dates

·      1 yellow onion

·      6 garlic cloves

·      1 cup raisins

·      ¼ cup orange peel

·      2 tablespoons cracked black pepper

·      ½ cup tomato paste

·      1 teaspoon fish sauce

·      1teaspoon Worcestershire

·      ¼ cup molasses

·      ½ cup white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or rice wine vinegar

·      4 cups apple cider

·      2 cloves, whole

·      1 pinch ground nutmeg

·      2 cinnamon sticks

·      1 teaspoon celery salt

 

Method

-      Sautee onion and garlic, add other dry ingredients including spices

-      Add tomato paste and mix till incorporated

-      Add liquids and allow simmer for 1 hour

-      Pull cinnamon sticks and blend or puree till smooth

 

 

Meet the Guest Stars
Chef Jeff Henderson | @Chefjefflive

Chef Jeff Henderson rose from humble beginnings in South Central Los Angeles to become the first African-American executive chef at the Bellagio Hotel. He has gone on to become a successful TV host with a cable show on the Food Network, a nationally syndicated series called, Family Style with Chef Jeff and the host of Flip My Food. When he isn’t cooking on TV he’s a highly sought-after motivational speaker, sharing the secrets of realizing your potential at... (full profile)

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