Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Confessions of a Food-aholic, Day 3

If you are wondering what happened to the knitting on this knitting blog, worry not. It shall return! Actually I have finished up a couple items, and just need to take the pictures so I can show you (that's what the delay is).

On another note, today's supper was Filet Mignon with Herb Butter.

I didn't feel like steak, so instead of using that, I made it using atlantic salmon. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures for you today, because it smelt so good I couldn't wait to eat it.

Anyway, here is the original recipe, worth 4 WW points:

Filet Mignon with Herb Butter
Serves 4


4 teaspoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
1 teaspoon chopped chives
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon salt
4 (3-ounce) filet mignons, 1/2 inch thick, trimmed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


1. With a fork, mash together the butter, thyme, tarragon, chives, lemon zest, ane 1/4 teaspoon of the salt in a cup, seat aside.

2. Sprinkle the beef with the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper. Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; set over medium-high heat. Add teh beef; cook until an instant read thermometer, inserted into the side of a stead registers 145 degrees F for medium, about 4 minutes on each side. Transer to a platter and top each steak with on fourth of the herb butter.

Per serving, (1 steak and about 1 teaspoon butter) 161 cal, 9g fat, 4g sat fat, 0g trans fat, 45 mg chol, 467 mg sod, 0g carb, 0g fib, 18g prot, 8mg calc


When I was done with it it looked more like this:

Fish with Herb Butter

Serves 1

1 teaspoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon chopped chives
1 teasoon lemon zest
3/4 teaspoon salt
0.278 kg fresh skinless atlantic salmon fillets
1/8 teaspoon black pepper


1. With a fork, mix together the butter, chives and lemon zest in a small bowl, set aside.

2. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper. Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; set over high heat. Add the fish and 1 1/2 cups of water. Boil until water is gone. Brush piece of fish with butter mixture.

It was really good! I'm definitely going to do this one again!

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