Filet Mignons with Walnut Pesto

A great dish for autumn, when walnuts are at their peak.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Filet Mignons with Walnut Pesto

Did you change this recipe up a little? We want to know! Share it with us by adding your special Twist.

Did you change this recipe?

Add your Twist

    A twist is a way to share your own spin on our recipies!

    Submit your own twist!

    Ingredients

    1 cup walnut halves 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, minced salt and freshly ground black pepper
    2 tbsp chopped tarragon 6 filet mignons (about 6 ounces each)
    2 tbsp chopped parsley olive oil, for brushing
    1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan

    directions

    Prep: 15 min Total: 15 min (Quick)
    Try Kitchen View! Take your computer to the kitchen and view this recipe full-screen, with step-by-step directions.
    Enter Kitchen View
    • 1

      To make the walnut pesto, toast the walnuts in a 350°F (170°C) oven for 10 minutes. Let cool. Transfer to a food processor and add the Parmesan, garlic, tarragon, parsley, and vinegar. With the machine running, add the oil to make a coarse paste. Season with salt and pepper.

    • 2

      Heat a ridged frying pan over high heat. Lightly brush the steaks with oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook the steaks in the pan for about 3 minutes on each side for medium-rare. Transfer to dinner plates and serve hot, with a dollop of the walnut pesto.

    Connect with Us
    Follow Our Pins

    Yummy recipes, DIY projects, home decor, fashion and more curated by iVillage staffers.

    Follow Our Tweets

    The very dirty truth about fashion internships... DUN DUN @srslytheshow http://t.co/wfewf

    On Instagram

    Behind-the-scenes pics from iVillage.

    Do you have a recipe that will knock our socks off?

    Share Yours Now
    Today's Best Saving