Filet Mignon with Horseradish Cream and Herb Butter

For this rich and flavorful dish, make a compound butter of mixed herbs and garlic. Roll into a log and chill while you prepare the horseradish sauce and steaks.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1⁄4 lb. butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp. finely chopped parsley, divided
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped thyme
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped rosemary
  • 1 small clove, peeled and finely minced garlic
  • 1⁄2 cup sour cream
  • 4 Tbsp. mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. bottled horseradish, drained slightly
  • 1⁄4 tsp. hot sauce
  • 1 1⁄2 tsp. salt, divided
  • 3⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper, divided
  • 4 filet mignons (8 oz. each), tied with kitchen twine
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil


  • On a cutting board using a fork, mash butter with 1 tablespoon parsley, thyme, rosemary, and garlic until well blended. Transfer to a sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log. Cover tightly with the plastic wrap and chill until needed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, horseradish, hot sauce, 2 teaspoons parsley, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper.
  • Season filets with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper. Heat oil in a medium nonstick skillet over high heat. Cook, searing quickly over high, until the underside is browned, about 4 to 5 minutes for medium-rare. Flip the filets and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the filets to a plate and tent with aluminum foil to keep warm. Let rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Cut the compound butter into 1⁄2-inch slices.
  • Serve steaks topped with a slice of compound butter and the horseradish sauce on the side.