A day long (or multiday) sous vide cook can turn cheap cuts of meat as tender and tasty as filet.
After all, if the insurer is paying all your grocery claims, why not load up on filet mignon instead of ground turkey?
filet Mignon and Shrimp Fondue by Lou Seibert Pappas This is a classic Christmas Eve dinner fondue.
Skip the sirloin or prime rib; instead, order the filet and a baked potato with sour cream and chives.
Carefully place the egg yolk into the pocket that has been created in the filet and seal with a wooden skewer.
Every night the chain of each couple is passed round another great chain which is called the filet de ramas.
The filet can also be larded with bacon and cooked in butter and Marsala only.
The windows were to be curtained with a fine net having a filet edge, and the furniture was to be of massive mahogany.
Here was the makings of a "filet de boeuf" fit for Epicurius himself.
He has not his equal in England for a filet sauté aux champignons.
1841 in cookery, reborrowing from French of the same word that had been taken 14c. and anglicized as fillet (q.v.). Filet mignon is attested as a French word in English from 1815.
The 'Chateaubriand,' the 'entrecôte,' and the 'filet mignon' (of mutton), with other forms, are all due to the more enlarged sympathies of the French butcher for what is perfect. We must entirely change the mode of cutting up the carcase before we can arrive at the same perfection in form of meat purchasable, and as that is hopeless, so is it useless to insist further on the subject on behalf of the public. ["The Kitchen and the Cellar," "Quarterly Review," April 1877]