Time-tested flavor pairings and an innovative mix of textures make this steak dinner a special-occasion superstar. It comes from Emeril Lagasse's book "From Emeril's Kitchens."
Also try: Dry-Aged Rib-Eye Steaks with Emeril's Maitre d'Hotel Butter
Filet mignons are often sold with a string tied around them to help keep their shape while cooking. Otherwise, tie them loosely with cotton kitchen twine yourself. (Be sure to remove strings before serving.)
In an updated version of classic Steak Frites, slices of tender filet mignon are pan-seared and served with crisp oven-baked fries and Dijon mustard. Mixed greens and a glass of red wine complete the meal.