Recipe: Coffee & Cocoa Rubbed Filet Mignon


Coffee & Cocoa Rub
4 oz.      Ground coffee
4 oz.      Cocoa powder
2 oz.      Ground cinnamon
4 oz.      Porcini mushroom powder
4 oz.      Kosher Salt

1. Combine all ingredients & store in a sealed container.

Ancho Chile Butter
2 lb.           Butter, softened
3 oz.          Ancho Pepper; hydrated, seeded, stems removed
3 oz.          Roasted garlic cloves
½ oz.         Cilantro, chopped
1 oz.          Scallion, chopped
¼ cup        Lime zest
1 Tbsp      Lime juice
1 oz.          Kosher salt

1. Purée the garlic and ancho chiles.

2. Add all ingredients to softened butter, mix well.

3. Roll in plastic wrap and freeze.

4. Slice in 1 oz. rounds.

Angry Onions
1 cup         Wondra® flour
1 cup         All purpose flour
2 tsp          Cayenne pepper
2 Tbsp      Chili powder
2 Tbsp      Kosher salt
1 lb.           White Spanish onions, sliced very thin

1. Combine all of the dry ingredients, mix well.

2. Toss the onions in the dry mix until well coated, shake off excess mix.

3. Fry in hot oil in small batches, drain on paper towels.

Coffee & Cocoa Filet
1 ea      14 oz. Filet Mignon
1 oz.      Coffee rub sauce
2 oz.      Ancho chile butter

1 oz. Angry onions

1. Season the filet on all sides generously with the coffee rub and broil to desired temperature.

2. Top the filet with 2 (1-oz.) rounds of the ancho chile butter and flash under the broiler to melt.

3. Garnish with 1 oz. of angry onions and chopped parsley.