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Filet Mignon with Roasted Cauliflower, Carrots and Chipotle Mayo Dipping Sauce

The perfect date night in meal! Note: you can buy chipotle mayo at the grocery store. If making your own dipping sauce see ingredients and instructions in the "instructions" part of recipe.

Keyword filet mignon, roasted vegetables, date night meal, paleo, whole 30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author Linda Spiker

Ingredients

  • 6 large carrots, peeled and cut into 3" pieces (optional for keto diet) I used rainbow carrots
  • 1/2 small head of cauliflower, pulled apart into florets
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil separated, some for veggies, some for steaks
  • 1/2 cup chipotle lime mayo ,store bought or homemade (if making your own see ingredients and instructions below
  • 2 6oz filet mignon steaks room temp
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons butter or ghee for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  1. Pull steaks out of fridge, set on plate and allow to come to room temp

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees, place one oven rack in upper third position, and second rack in lower third of oven 

    Cover a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment, set aside

  2. Place carrots on cookie sheet, drizzle with a little olive oil and toss, season with sea salt and pepper to taste. Place in oven and set timer for 20 minutes.

  3. While carrots cook, if making your own chipotle lime mayo place the following ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth: 1/2 cup good quality mayo, 1/2 half of a finely minced chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (found in the Latin aisle at most grocery stores) 1/2 tablespoon adobo sauce (from the same can chilis are in), 1 whole, peeled garlic clove,  minced, generous pinch of salt , squeeze of lime

  4. When the timer goes off for the carrots, carefully take pan out of oven, place cauliflower florets on pan, drizzle with a little olive oil, toss and sprinkle with sea salt and pepper, toss with carrots and place pan back in oven for another 20 minutes, cooking until carrots and cauliflower are browned and caramelized.

  5. While veggies cook, prep steaks:
    Place grill pan on medium/high heat and heat for three minutes

    While pan heats, salt and pepper both sides of steak 

    When pan is very hot add olive oil to coat pan, when oil is hot but not smoking place steaks on pan, sear for five minutes, turn steaks and sear for 60 seconds

    Place grill pan in oven on bottom rack

    cook steaks: five minutes for rare, 6 for medium rare, 7-8 for medium, 8-9 for medium well, ten or over for well done ( I will hold me tongue, to each his own:) Note: ovens are notoriously inconsistent when it comes to heat. the type of pan, whether an oven is calibrated correctly and altitude all play a part in cooking time. Your time may vary. But once you figure out how long to cook your steaks write it down so you have it for next time!

  6. When steaks are done to liking remove and allow to sit for five minutes, garnish with butter or ghee and chives

  7. Serve with vegetables and chipotle dipping sauce. Enjoy!