Keep a romantic mood flowing with petite steaks that are drizzled in a finger-licking sauce. This is a drool-worthy dish for a pair of meat lovers, with a bonus: both cherries and grass-fed beef boost testosterone. Look no further for a romantic dinner for two.
In keeping with the Aphrodisiac-themed party, filet mignons are dressed in a hot dose of reduced port infused with cherries—and a touch of butter whisked in at the end. Serve with mashed potatoes and fresh greens.
MAKES ENOUGH FOR 2
MAKE THE SAUCE
1 1/2 CUPS port (we used Ramos Pintos Collector Reserve Port)
1/2 CUP balsamic vinegar
1/2 CUP dried cherries
1 TB tamari
fresh mint bouquet
1 large shallot, minced
Combine ingredients in medium saucepan; simmer over medium-low heat until reduced to about 1/3 cup, about 25 min. Set aside, covered.
GET OUT YOUR GRILL PAN… COOK THE STEAKS
2 filet mignon, at room temperature
s + p
Get a grill pan hot. Generously s + p both sides of the steak and place on the grill. Do not move the steak for 4 to 5 min, so you get a nice grilled crust. Flip steaks with tongs, grill another 5 min. Let rest for 5 min under a foil tent.
FINISH THE SAUCE AND SERVE
1 TB butter
While steaks are resting, reheat sauce. Strain sauce through mesh into a heatproof bowl, whisk in the butter. Season with salt. Plate the steaks and spoon the sauce over each and serve.
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