Chipotle Filet with Watermelon Blue Cheese Salad

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Try Saratoga Olive Oil's newest steak recipe. Our customers loved our Chipotle Grilled Filet so much that we had to do another recipe featuring this awesome chipotle infused steak! Now served with a beautifully dressed watermelon and blue cheese salad!
Dish Type:

Gluten Free, Grilled, Main Dishes, Meat and Seafood, Nut Free, Salads

Season:

All Year, Summer

Prep Time:

30 minutes

Serves:

4

Ingredients

  • 3 Tbsp freshly squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro
  • ¼ cup SOOC Chipotle Olive Oil
  • 4 Filet Mignon Steaks
  • 6 cups Watermelon, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 small Purple Onion, sliced thin
  • 4 oz Blue or Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Mint, chopped
  • ½ cup SOOC Pomegranate Quince White Balsamic Vinegar

Products used: Chipotle Olive Oil , Pomegranate Quince Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

  • For the marinade: puree lime juice, honey, garlic, cilantro, and Chipotle Olive Oil in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Place steaks in a Ziploc bag and marinade for at least 3 hours.
  • About 20 minutes before grilling, remove the steak from the refrigerator and let sit, covered, at room temperature. Heat grill too high. Place the steaks on the grill and cook until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the steaks over and continue to grill 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135° F), 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140° F) or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150° F). Allow steaks to rest on a cutting board or platter for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • In a serving bowl, gently toss watermelon, sliced onion, gorgonzola cheese, and mint together. Drizzle Pomegranate Quince Balsamic over the salad, and serve chilled.