I am a fan, like a FAN, of filet mignon.  Can’t get much better than that this side of birthday cake.  But I don’t have a ton of experience cooking it, just ordering it at fancy restaurants.  So here’s a very simple filet mignon recipe from the local newspaper that looks downright yummy!




  • 3-lb. chateaubriand (center cut filet mignon roast), trimmed

  • Salt and ground black pepper, to taste

  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil, divided

  • 2 heads cauliflower, trimmed into 1-inch florets

  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.

  2. Generously season the meat with salt and pepper.

  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 Tbsp. of the olive oil. Add the roast and sear for 3 minutes a side. Place the roast in the oven and cook for 30 minutes until medium rare.

  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss the cauliflower florets with the remaining 2 Tbsp. of olive oil, Parmesan, and a bit of salt and pepper. Spread the florets on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, or until tender and brown.

  5. Remove the roast from the oven, cover with foil and let it rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the roasted cauliflower.