Serves 2
2 x 5 oz (140 g) filet mignon steaks, at room temperature
1 tbsp (15 ml) grapeseed oil, divided
1 tbsp (15 ml) salt
1 tsp (5 ml) pepper
2 tbsp (30 ml) butter
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 sprig thyme
Stilton Sauce, to serve, recipe follows
½ shallot, finely chopped
1 sprig thyme
1 tbsp (15 ml), butter
2 tbsp (30 ml) whipping cream
4 oz (113 g) Stilton cheese, crumbled


  1. Coat steaks in half of the oil and season with salt and pepper. In a cast iron frying pan on medium-high heat, sear steaks until browned on 1 side, about 3 minutes, flip and sear other side.
  2. Add butter, garlic and thyme to pan. Tilt pan away from you and continuously spoon melted butter over steaks until they reach desired doneness (about 3 minutes for medium-rare). Let steaks rest for 3 to 4 minutes before serving. Plate and serve with Stilton Sauce and desired sides.
  3. To make STILTON SAUCE: In frying pan over medium heat, sweat shallot and thyme in butter. Once shallots are soft add cream and reduce until thick. Remove thyme and add Stilton, mix just until combined. While sauce is still hot, serve over steaks. Makes about ¾ cup (175 ml)
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