Although filet mignon is a 90’s dish, it is still our absolute favorite go-to dish all the time. It is available in restaurants, but save yourself from buying that overpriced, stuffy steak meat. Cooking it at home is effortless, but you might want to do it correctly including the sides for the filet mignon considering the steep price tag of the steak.
5 Yummy Sides for Filet Mignon
There’s no denying that filet mignon is one of the most famous steak cuts worldwide. But a side dish partnered with anything is 10 times better than anything eaten alone. A side dish enhances the beauty and enjoyment of the main course. Therefore, it makes anything and everything splendid. A creamy, sweet taste along with a salty, tender, and juicy flavor is simply just out of this world.
But you might find yourself thinking, what sides for fillet mignon are the best? Worry not, for we’ve got you covered with these fantastic side dishes we have enumerated below.
1. Caesar Salad
If you’re looking for a starter dish, then this is the one for you. It is a light-weight, refreshing dish and will surely win hearts.
This recipe incurs simple ingredients which are as follows:
- Olive oil
- Garlic cloves
- Egg yolk (optional)
- Dijon mustard
- Anchovy fillets (optional)
- Lemon juice
- Worcester shire
- Black pepper
- Red wine vinegar
A funny thing about preparing this salad is that it requires cold plates. So, you would want to put your plates, in which it is to be served, in the refrigerator about half an hour before preparing the salad.
If you decide upon using the anchovy fillets, mash them with garlic and then add to a bowl. After that, add Worcestershire, mustard, egg yolk (if in use) lemon, and vinegar in the very same bowl and mix well.
Whisk it till it becomes a thick, creamy mixture. While mixing it, gradually add olive oil so that no lumps are left, and it turns into a smooth, liquid-like texture. Next, add pepper and salt. Then add the mixture to the lettuce. Put cheese and mix well until the lettuce is thoroughly coated. Lastly, sprinkle croutons on top of it. Keep in the refrigerator before serving. Sever chilled. Enjoy!
2. Macaroni Salad
In my opinion, this is the easiest and quickest dish to side with any course. If you have macaroni on hand it is easy because neither does it involve much effort nor does it take plenty of time. It requires simple ingredients that reside in almost everyone’s pantry and these are as follows:
- A packet elbow macaroni (or whichever you have)
- Black Pepper
- Cream or mayonnaise
This side dish is as simple as it sounds. Firstly, boil the macaroni and then add it to a bowl with all the other ingredients. Next, mix everything up well till fully immersed. Lastly, keep in the refrigerator to cool. Served chill. Enjoy!
3. Wine sauce sautéed mushroom, a special sides for Filet Mignon.
Any kind of red wine you have stored in your pantry will work for this recipe. It is an easy dish and doesn’t take much time.
The ingredients it requires are as follows:
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- Salt and black pepper
- Minced garlic
The first step towards making your delicious mushrooms is to melt the butter on medium flame. Then add olive and mushrooms, and stir for a good 5 mins. Sauté for 7-8 mins until they start turning golden brown and become tender. Next, add onion and garlic and stir until the onion becomes translucent or for something between 2-4 minutes. Lastly, add red wine and allow it to boil. Set the flame on low and let simmer for another 8-9 minutes or until it turns golden brown.
Lastly, sprinkle parsley and lemon juice and mix until coated well. Let cool at room temperature. Serve at an average temperature. Enjoy!
4. Fruit Salad as Sides for Filet Mignon. What?
It is as refreshing to ingest as fresh it sounds. Who doesn’t love fruits? Especially on a hot summer day, a cold fruit salad takes over anything and everything. It is straightforward to make and requires no unusual ingredients or time. Just those natural fruits, when cut, and served chilled, can rock your day.
The elements you need for it are:
You can peel its skin off if you like; however, I prefer it with the skin. Cut it into small cubes or slices. Then add all the ingredients into a bowl and add sugar and chat masala. After that, mix everything and keep in the refrigerator to cool. Serve chilled. Enjoy!
5. When you don’t have the luxury of time, then go for Mashed Potatoes!
You know this is it, if you’re running out of time and need to make something quick. This simple recipe includes:
As the name suggests, this recipe demands mashed potatoes. Firstly, boil the potatoes for half an hour so that they have the required perfect tenderness and softness. After boiling, peel the potatoes and then mash them with garlic in a bowl using a fork. You can add any seasonings you like. Lastly, sprinkle thyme and basil. You’re good to go. Enjoy!
Filet mignon is everyone’s favorite and for obvious reasons, it deserves to be loved round and round. Filet mignon as the main course itself is enough to make people stop and stare.
But anything partnered with a side dish simultaneously becomes splendid. And if you’re confused about the sides of filet mignon, you don’t know anything about it. Worry not, for we have already mentioned them above, solving your problem.
In my personal opinion, Caesar salad is an excellent option if you want something light, yummy and salty. Other than this, another option is macaroni salad. It is easy to make and fun to eat, especially on a hot sunny day, when all you want is something refreshing and icy.
FUN FACT: Filet comes from the French language, meaning a boneless or thick slice of anything, mostly meat. Whereas mignon simply means dainty. Moreover, 13th August is considered as the National Filet Mignon Day.