Cocoa Filet Mignon with Creamy Cauliflower Video

This Cocoa Filet Mignon dinner recipe combines two romantic delicacies: chocolate and lean filet. It’s juicy, exotic and very easy to make at home for a special occasion.

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 filets mignons (6 oz each)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup chopped cauliflower
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp reduced-fat trans fat free margarine

Directions

  1. Cocoa Filet MignonPreheat oven to 350°. In a shallow bowl, combine cocoa powder, cumin, onion powder, cayenne, white pepper, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Roll each filet in cocoa crust mixture to coat all sides thoroughly. In a skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Sear each side of the filets for 1 minute. Transfer filets to a baking dish and roast in the oven for 15 minutes, or until the filets reach an internal temperature of 140°. Remove from oven and allow filets to rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Creamy CauliflowerIn a medium saucepan, mix together water and milk and bring to a simmer. Add cauliflower into mixture and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender. In a colander, strain cauliflower, reserving 1 cup of milk/water mixture.
  3. Transfer cauliflower to a blender. Add salt, white pepper and reserved liquid. Purée until fluffy. Transfer to a bowl. Add margarine and stir to combine. On 2 plates, arrange filet mignon over cauliflower purée.
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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
304
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    14g
    22%
  • Saturated Fat
    4g
    20%
  • Cholesterol
    84mg
    28%
  • Sodium
    376mg
    16%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    3g
    1%
  • Dietary Fiber
    2g
    8%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    37g
    74%
Creamy Cauliflower: Calories 65
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.