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Spiced Pepper Crusted Filet Mignon With Asparagus

Recipe Shared by Anne
Serving Size: 4

Nonstick cooking spray
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt -- divided
12 ounces fresh asparagus -- trimmed
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons brandy
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
4 beef tenderloin steaks -- 4 ounces each and
about 1" thick

Preheat the broiler. Spray a broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine the minced garlic, olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the asparagus; toss gently to coat. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, black pepper, brandy and garlic powder. Rub the mixture evenly over the steaks. Place the steaks on broiler pan and broil 6 minutes. Turn them and add the asparagus to the pan. Broil 5 minutes more or until desired degree of doneness is reached.

Makes 4 servings. From Cooking Light magazine, July2002 issue Tested by Susan Selasky for the Free Press Test Kitchen  Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 317 Calories; 24g Fat (67.8% calories from fat); 20g Protein; 5g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 70mg Cholesterol; 317mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 3 Fat.

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