8/3/17 GRILLING FOR THE WEEKEND: Caprese Grilled Filet Mignon

Caprese Grilled Filet Mignon is a mouthwatering addition to your “man grilling”. This simply elegant appetizer is also easy and quick to prepare.


 Four 6-8 oz filets 
 Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
 Olive oil
 1-2 roma tomatoes, sliced about 1/4 inch thick (you’ll need eight slices)
 About 4 oz fresh mozzarella, cut into four slices
 About eight fresh basil leaves
 Reduced balsamic vinegar (store bough or make your own)


  1. Season filets with salt and pepper and lightly brush with olive oil
  2. Heat grill to high. Place steaks on grill, reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Reduce to low, top with one tomato slice, one basil leaf, one slice mozzarella, another basil leaf, and another slice of tomato.
  5. Close the cover and grill for another 3-5 minutes or to desired doneness.
  6. Remove to a platter, let rest for at least 5 minutes, drizzle with olive oil and reduced balsamic vinegar before serving.

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