Sumac Crusted Filet Mignon [with Video]

Tender, flavorful cuts of Filet Mignon combined with the bold, exotic flavor of sumac will wow any guests at your next dinner party.

Just 5 minutes of prep and 10 minutes of cook time, these easy filet mignon steaks will create a wow factor at any dinner party!

Be sure to check out our best beef recipes, too!

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What is Sumac Spice?

Sumac is a spice that is popular in the Middle East.

According to Masterclass, sumac is a “unique and exotic spice has long been lauded around the world for its bold flavor and health-giving properties.”

The site describes the taste of sumac as a “tangy spice with a sour, acidic flavor reminiscent of lemon juice.”

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A special thanks to Omaha Steaks Executive Chef David Rose for this recipe.

Sumac-Crusted Filet Mignon

This recipe is for 4 servings, but you can easily double it.

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Ingredients:

  • 4 Omaha Steaks Private Reserve Filet Mignons (7 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil 
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

Filet Mignon Directions:

Note: If you’re using frozen meat, thaw filet mignons in refrigerator overnight.

Pat dry filets with paper towels then bring to room temperature 30 minutes.

In small bowl, whisk kosher salt, sumac, black pepper and dried thyme. Season steaks on all sides. 

In cast-iron pan over high heat, add grapeseed oil. 

Place filets in pan and cook 4 minutes until browned and seared. Add 1 tablespoon butter to pan.  

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Flip filets and butter baste about 20 seconds. Cook filets 3 minutes for medium-rare. 

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Remove filets from pan and top each with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Rest steaks 7-8 minutes. 

More Delicious Steak Recipes

Pepper-Crusted Roast Prime Rib is rich, flavorful and sure to impress even the most discerning of guests.

Classic Beef Wellington is a luxurious and impressive dish.

Or try Picanha with cilantro chimichurri, an extremely tender and juicy cut of beef made popular by Brazilian steakhouses.

Filet Mignon Video Directions

Sumac-Crusted Filet Mignon

Sumac-Crusted Filet Mignon

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Tender, flavorful cuts of Filet Mignon combined with the bold, exotic flavor of sumac will wow any guests at your next dinner party.

Ingredients

  • 4 Filet Mignons (7 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

Instructions

    1. Pat dry filets with paper towels then bring to room temperature 30 minutes.
    2. In small bowl, whisk kosher salt, sumac, black pepper and dried thyme. Season steaks on all sides. 
    3. In cast-iron pan over high heat, add grapeseed oil. 
    4. Place filets in pan and cook 4 minutes until browned and seared. Add 1 tablespoon butter to pan.  
    5. Flip filets and butter baste about 20 seconds. Cook filets 3 minutes for medium-rare. 
    6. Remove filets from pan and top each with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Rest steaks 7-8 minutes. 

Notes

If you're using frozen meat, thaw filet mignons in refrigerator overnight.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 105mgSodium: 1993mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 23g

Nutrient values are only estimates provided by online calculators. Various factors can change the nutritional information in any given recipe.

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