Filet tips are cut from the ends of the tenderloin, so they offer all the tenderness and flavor of filet mignon but without the hefty price tag. This simple and quick preparation will please both meat lovers and pasta afficionados. If you’ve got a supply of basil in your garden, make your own pesto, but if not, prepared pesto from the grocery store is a fine alternative.
Wow dinner guests will this elegant main course! Filet mignon is pan-seared in a butter-rosemary mixture and then kept warm in the oven while you prepare a quick and easy sauce with your favorite brand of cognac or brandy. Serve with garlic-smashed potatoes, salad and a side of vegetables to complete the meal.