Smith & Wollensky Partner With Clarke: Cajun Rub Filet

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At Smith & Wollensky we are all committed to giving back during this time. With that, our team is looking at ways to continue community outreach and work with local partners,  like Clarke – New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen.

Clarke has been a cornerstone of the appliance industry in New England. For 50 years, Clarke has grown to be the nation’s most exemplary distributor with three award-winning showrooms (known as the region’s ultimate kitchen resource centers), a Culinary Center teaching cooking to homeowners throughout New England, a nationally known appliance service company and a network of stellar independent retail dealers.

In a time of crisis we wanted to work with local partners to showcase that we are now, more than ever, committed to working as one team and staying in touch with our guests and customers no matter what. So we thought, who better to partner with to create our favorite Smith & Wollensky dishes during this crisis, in the Clarke Showroom and Test Kitchen and bring them into your homes and kitchens via video!  Thank you to the team at Clarke for continued support and assistance!  We’ll all get thru this TOGETHER!

See below our latest recipe and video to follow along with Chef Matt at the Clarke Showroom and Test Kitchen, for you to go along with at home, in your own test kitchen.





Follow @ChefMattKing on Instagram to stay up to date with what he is cooking


1 ea. Center Cut Filet Mignon – Buy here .

Cajun Rub:

1 Tbsp White Pepper

1 Tbsp Cayenne

1 Tbsp Chili Powder

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

½ Tbsp Garlic Powder

½ Tbsp Cumin

½ Tbsp  Dry Thyme

½ Tbsp Dry Basil

½ Tbsp Salt

Cajun Oil:

1 Large Onion, sliced

1 Tbsp Cajun Rub

1 Quart Vegetable Oil


Cajun Spice Rub:

  • Combine all ingredients, mix well.

Cajun Oil: 

  • Slice onion and place in pan with oil over low to medium heat. Add 2 heaping Tbsp of Cajun Rub and mix with onions. Strain onions.

Cooking steaks:

  • Season the filet mignon with salt and pepper and cook one temperature below your desired
  • Rest the filet for 10 min
  • Roll in Cajun spices, cook for 2-3 minutes to blacken the seasoning and finish the cooking

Check out our last recipe for our Self Quarantine Beef Stew here!