Angolan Filet Mignon with Coconut Recipe - Discover Exotic Flavors

Filet Mignon with Coconut

Angolan Filet Mignon with Coconut Recipe - Discover Exotic Flavors
Region / culture: Angola | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 15 minutes | Servings: 4


Filet Mignon with Coconut
Filet Mignon with Coconut

Filet mignon is a popular and luxurious cut of beef known for its tenderness and rich flavor. In this recipe, we will be adding a tropical twist by incorporating coconut oil for a unique and delicious dish.


The combination of filet mignon and coconut may seem unconventional, but the rich and creamy flavor of coconut oil pairs beautifully with the tender and juicy texture of the filet. This recipe is a modern take on a classic dish, adding a touch of tropical flair to a traditional favorite.


How to prepare

  1. Heat a cast iron pan and sear the fillet on each side until cooked to your desired level.
  2. In a small pan, melt the coconut oil.
  3. Drizzle 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil over the top of the fillet and garnish with parsley.
  4. Serve with a side of palm veggies.


  • Add a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes on top for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Marinate the fillets in a mixture of coconut milk, lime juice, and garlic for a tropical twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to let the fillets come to room temperature before cooking to ensure even cooking.

- Use a high-quality coconut oil for the best flavor and results.

- Searing the fillets in a hot cast iron pan will create a delicious crust on the outside while keeping the inside tender and juicy.

Serving Suggestions

Serve the filet mignon with coconut alongside a fresh salad or roasted vegetables for a complete and balanced meal.

Cooking Techniques

Searing the fillets in a hot cast iron pan will create a delicious crust on the outside while keeping the inside tender and juicy.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have coconut oil, you can use olive oil or butter as a substitute.

Make Ahead Tips

You can marinate the fillets in the coconut oil mixture ahead of time for extra flavor. Just be sure to bring them to room temperature before cooking.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the filet mignon on a bed of coconut rice or quinoa for a visually appealing and delicious presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

Pair this dish with a glass of red wine, such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot, to complement the rich flavors of the filet mignon.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in a hot oven or microwave until warmed through.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories per serving: 400


Carbohydrates: 0g


Total Fat: 30g

Saturated Fat: 24g


Protein: 25g

Vitamins and minerals

Iron: 15% of daily value


Contains: Coconut


This dish is high in protein and healthy fats, making it a satisfying and nutritious meal option. It is also a good source of iron, which is essential for healthy blood circulation.


Filet mignon with coconut is a delicious and elegant dish that combines the tender texture of the filet with the rich and creamy flavor of coconut oil. This recipe is perfect for a special occasion or a romantic dinner at home. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

The first time I saw this recipe, I was filled with a sense of wonder. It was a hot summer day, and I was visiting my friend Maria in her quaint little beach house. As soon as I walked in, I was hit with the delicious aroma of coconut and spices wafting from her kitchen.

Maria had a way of making the simplest ingredients come alive with her magic touch, and that day was no exception. She was busy preparing a dish that she called Filet Mignon with Coconut, and I couldn't wait to see how it turned out.

As I watched Maria work her culinary magic, I couldn't help but ask her where she had learned to make such a unique and delicious dish. She smiled and told me that she had picked up the recipe during one of her travels to the Caribbean.

Maria had always been an adventurous soul, and she loved exploring new cultures and cuisines. She had a knack for picking up new recipes wherever she went, and she never hesitated to try them out in her own kitchen.

That day, as she cooked up the Filet Mignon with Coconut, she shared with me the story of how she had come across the recipe. She told me about a little seaside restaurant she had stumbled upon during her trip to Jamaica, where the chef had prepared this dish for her as a special treat.

Maria was so impressed by the unique combination of flavors in the dish that she had begged the chef to share the recipe with her. To her surprise, the chef had agreed, and Maria had spent the rest of her vacation learning how to make the Filet Mignon with Coconut from him.

As I listened to Maria's story, I was struck by her passion for cooking and her willingness to learn from others. She had a way of making even the most complicated recipes seem simple, and I couldn't wait to try out the Filet Mignon with Coconut in my own kitchen.

After a few hours of cooking and chatting, Maria finally plated up the dish and we sat down to enjoy our meal. The first bite was a revelation – the tender filet mignon paired perfectly with the creamy coconut sauce, creating a flavor explosion in my mouth.

I couldn't believe that such a simple dish could be so incredibly delicious. Maria had truly outdone herself, and I knew that I had to learn how to make the Filet Mignon with Coconut for myself.

Over the next few weeks, I practiced the recipe over and over again, tweaking it here and there until I had perfected it to my liking. I made the dish for my family and friends, and they all raved about how amazing it was.

As the years went by, the Filet Mignon with Coconut became one of my signature dishes. I would make it for special occasions and dinner parties, and it never failed to impress my guests.

Whenever I cooked up a batch of Filet Mignon with Coconut, I would think back to that day in Maria's kitchen and the sense of wonder I had felt when I first saw the recipe. I was grateful to her for sharing her culinary knowledge with me, and I knew that I would cherish the recipe for years to come.

In the end, it wasn't just about the delicious flavors of the Filet Mignon with Coconut – it was about the memories and the stories behind the recipe that made it so special. And I was grateful for the opportunity to learn from Maria and to carry on the tradition of this incredible dish.


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