The combo of surf & turf never gets old. Could it be the savoriness with the saltiness that takes things to another level? Possibly. But whatever it is, this Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Shrimp are just right.
Adding fatty bacon to some filets helps kick up the flavor – when topped with garlic shrimp, you’re in heaven. This Filet Mignon and Garlic Shrimp are perfect for date night or Valentine’s Day, although you don’t need a special occasion to enjoy this tasty surf and turf recipe.
What is Filet Mignon?
Today we are cooking with filet mignon, which refers to the cut of meat taken from the smaller end of the beef tenderloin.
Since only a small portion of tenderloin can be used, it tends to be a more expensive cut of meat.
However, it’s also a very lean, tender cut with a mild taste. That is why I’m wrapping it in bacon.
Why You’ll Love Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Shrimp
Sink your teeth into these juicy filets wrapped in salty bacon and topped with garlic-loaded shrimp, and you’ll feel like you’re walking on clouds.
On its own, filet mignon doesn’t have much flavor, so adding the bacon will add more fattiness and therefore, flavor. The garlic butter shrimp is how we take this recipe to the next level. It’s a nice contrast to the steak in flavoring and texture.
Plus, this recipe only takes around 35 minutes to make. So, if you’re trying to impress a guest or your whole family, know you’ll have this delicious meal on the table in no time!
How to Make Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Shrimp
Bacon Wrapped Filets Mignon with Garlic Shrimp Ingredients
To make this filet mignon recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:
- Filet Mignon
- Sliced Bacon
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Canola Oil (You can sub for olive oil if needed)
- Shrimp (fresh or frozen is okay, whatever your grocery store has on hand)
- White Wine
- Unsalted Butter
- Seafood Seasoning
- Minced Garlic
- Chopped Parsley
Cooking Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Shrimp
Prep Bacon Wrapped Filets
Carefully wrap your slices of bacon around each filet and pin it with a toothpick, string, or grilling pin. Make sure to use one whole piece of bacon for each filet.
Next, lather your steaks with oil and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place the steaks in the fridge for 40 minutes to dry brine. Then, pull the steaks out of the refrigerator 15 minutes before cooking to come to room temperature.
Cook Bacon Wrapped Filets
Preheat your grill to medium-high heat (around 375F) for direct cooking. Transfer steaks to the grill to cook for 3-3.5 minutes per side or until 120F internal.
Make sure to sear off the bacon to get nice and crispy. Once the steaks are done, pull them off and let the steak rest for 10 minutes.
Add a large skillet onto the grill at a slightly lower temperature (around 325F), along with oil and your minced garlic.
Cook until golden brown, then deglaze with white wine. Let simmer for 1 minute, then add butter, seafood seasoning, and shrimp. Add some hot sauce next, along with the rest of the garlic butter.
Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes until they develop into a nice “C” shape and change from opaque to white. When done, pull off and let the shrimp rest.
Slice into your steaks, plate them and serve with your shrimp on top. Lastly, garnish with chopped parsley!
Note: The best way to enjoy your Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon is to serve it immediately, so don’t wait to chow down.
This tender steak recipe is the perfect main and goes with many sides. You can serve it with french fries, roasted veggies, or a salad. Just depends on what you like!
Storing Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Shrimp
This recipe is best enjoyed fresh, so I would try to avoid leftovers. However, if you end up with some, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
Reheating Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Shrimp
To reheat your leftovers, preheat your oven to medium heat, around 350 degrees F. Arrange your bacon-wrapped filets on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven to cook until warm. Add the Garlic Shrimp to the baking sheet close to when your filets are done.
Alternatively, you can use an air fryer to reheat your filets, although the bacon might be a little crispier.
This has to be one of my favorite steak recipes. There’s just something about the combo of tender filets, crispy bacon, and garlic shrimp. Some would say… They’re so freakin’ delicious! It’s an easy recipe and a great way to enjoy a little surf and turf without spending hours in the kitchen.
If you gave this recipe a go, let us know how it turned out by leaving a comment!
Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon with Garlic Shrimp
- 3-4 Filet Mignon
- 3-4 Sliced Bacon
- 1 tbsp Kosher Salt
- 1 tbsp Black Pepper
- 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
- Canola Oil as needed
- 1 lb Shrimp peeled & deveined
- ¼ cup White Wine
- 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
- 1.25 tbsp Seafood Seasoning
- 1 tbsp Minced Garlic
- Chopped Parsley garnish
- Carefully wrap one whole slice of bacon around each filet and pin with a toothpick, string or a grilling pin. Lather your steaks with oil and season with the salt, pepper and garlic powder. Place the steaks in the fridge for 40 minutes to dry brine. Pull the steaks out of the fridge 15 minutes before cooking to come to room temperature.
- Preheat your grill to medium high heat temperature (around 375F) for direct cooking. Add your steak to the grill to cook for 3-3.5 minutes per side or until 120F internal. Make sure to sear off the bacon as well to get nice and crispy. Once the steaks are done, pull off and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Add the skillet back on to the grill at a slightly lower temperature (around 325F) along with oil and your minced garlic. Cook until golden brown, then deglaze with white wine. Let simmer for 1 minute, then add your butter, seafood seasoning and the shrimp. Add some hot sauce next, along with the rest of the garlic butter. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes until they develop into a nice “C” shape and change from opaque to white. When done, pull off and let shrimp rest.
- Slice into your steaks and serve with your shrimp on top. Garnish with chopped parsley and enjoy!
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