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Filet Mignon with Smoky Rosemary Potatoes and Asparagus

(recipe, Quinn Losselyong)


  1. 2 filet mignons to the size of your choosing (we got ours at New Seasons)
  2. 8 fingerling potatoes
  3. 12 or so asparagus spears (ends chopped off)
  4. 2 nice sized rosemary twigs (if living in Portland, you can most likely find it in your front yard)
  5. 2 tsp. of Foxfire Teas Lapsang Souchong black tea (ground to a powder in grinder)
  6. 4 to 6 tsp. of Extra Virgin Organic Tea Seed Oil
  7. some good tasty salt and fresh ground black pepper


  1. Venture outside to your front or back yard and politely ask your rosemary plant if it could spare a twig or two. If it says yes, snap two, nice sized thick twigs from the plant (about 12 inches long). Bring inside and rinse off.
  2. Preheat gas grill on Med-High heat
  3. Take filets out of package and let chill out at room temp for a bit
  4. Wash asparagus and fingerlings and pat excess water off
  5. Grab a large flat pan that can hold all the ingredients and place them all on the pan
  6. Take the rosemary and strip off ⅔ of the fragrant leaves (chop up finely and reserve for later)
  7. Take a knife and sharpen the end of the rosemary twig so it resembles a skewer
  8. Thread 4 fingerlings on each rosemary skewer
  9. Drizzle potatoes with tea seed oil, chopped rosemary, salt, pepper and ⅔ of the ground lapsang souchong (make sure you coat them completely and set aside)
  10. Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil and dust with salt and pepper
  11. Salt and pepper the the filets to taste
  12. Put remainder of Lapsang Souchong on the filet as well
  13. Make a cocktail, grab the pan with all the goodies on it, and head out to the grill
  14. Place potato rosemary skewers on grill, let cook for 20 minutes or so depending on size (turning occasionally) With 10 minutes remaining on the potatoes, place filets and asparagus on grill (I like to cook my filets for 5-6 minutes per side)
  15. Remove everything and let the filet rest for 5-10 minutes
  16. Now it is time to dig in to this delicious meal