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For the glaze:

½ cup turbinado (raw) sugar

1 cup soy sauce

1 tablespoon Sriricha (hot) sauce

2 tablespoons dark sesame oil

For the filets:

two center cut filets mignon, 1-1/2 to 2 inches thick, 7 to 8 ounces each, trimmed of fat and silver skin and dried thoroughly with paper towels

kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  1. Begin by preparing the Korean-style glaze. Combine the glaze ingredients and simmer over low heat for approximately 3 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Rub each side of steaks generously with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a large, heavy skillet over medium high heat until almost smoking, add the steaks and sear for 1 minute on each side, turning with tongs.  Reduce heat to medium and continue cooking, turning every other minute, until well browned and a nice crust has formed, a total of about 8 minutes for medium rare meat.  Just before the final turns, brush each side with the glaze.
  3. Remove the filets from the skillet to a warmed platter and brush both sides with the glaze again. Tent with foil and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.


adapted from Tyler Florence, the foodnetwork

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