Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon

Ingredients:(Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon)

2 (5 to 6 ounces each) filet mignons (about 1 1/2 inches thick)
Coarse salt and very coarsely ground pepper
2 teaspoon(s) olive oil

Red Wine Sauce (optional):

1 cup(s) red wine
2 tablespoon(s) cold butter, cut up
Coarse salt

Directions:(Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon)

  1. Season filets very generously on both sides with salt and pepper (especially pepper), patting in firmly.
  2. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high. Cook filets until desired doneness, 3 to 5 minutes per side (depending on thickness) for medium-rare.
  3. Remove strings from filets, and serve with Red Wine Sauce, if desired.
  4. To make Red Wine Sauce: Place wine in a small saucepan; boil until reduced to 1/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat; add cut-up butter, and swirl pan until butter is melted and sauce is thickened, about 1 minute. Season with coarse salt.

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