Pretty in PInk Pineapple & Filet with Bearnaise Sauce

  • Prep Time
    10 minutes
  • Cook Time
    12 minutes
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I wasn’t watching Pretty in PInk (1986) when I made this but “pink” seemed to be the theme of the night.  My Spode Emma’s Garland plates were full of pink.  Actually, this was just a perfect Saturday night dinner while I was watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Director’s Cut.  I have no idea what made me decide to re-watch that old movie but I had not seen it in decades, and it was a lot of fun.  In fact, while I was grilling and puttering around, I had to “re-wind” so many times it took me all night to watch it.  I tend to cook the same way… slowly, that is.  Among my pet peeves are those cooking shows where people are running around a grocery store throwing items into their shopping basket then trying to cook something while the clock ticks.  That sort of cooking just makes me nervous.  Isn’t there enough stress in a day without playing beat the clock while you’re cooking?  Cooking should be relaxing especially if you’re cooking for yourself.  On that subject, it may be worth noting that I cook in a totally different way when I cook just for myself.  I take my time, taste as I go, take risks I might otherwise avoid, and enjoy the process.  This dinner was not what I planned when I came home from Dorignac’s with a steak and a small pink pineapple.  I intended the fruit to be dessert but then it occurred to me that it would be delicious grilled.  And it was!  And it was PERFECT with the steak cooked to a pretty pink interior.  My sister sent me that bottle of Burgundy and it was a great pairing.  The wine had a lot of red fruit and was almost fizzy on the tip of your tongue with mouth drying tannins at the end.  On a hot summer Saturday night, it all came together… the wine, the steak, the pineapple… Wow.  Maybe I’ll queue up Pretty in Pink tonight.  There’s something soothing about re-watching movies you know you will enjoy.  There’s something wonderful about cooking a delicious indulgent and elegant meal for yourself.

The only thing that will make this dish even better is a Bearnaise sauce on top!


Grilled Filet and Pineapple


    Get your Big Green Egg grill ready. I like to put on the steak when the grill is at ab out 500 degrees.

    Step 1

    Season the filet with Brazilian steakhouse seasoning and let it come to room temperature. Drizzle some olive oil over the steak, or be sure you oil your grill before you put on the steak.

    Step 2

    Peel the pineapple and CORE It. Then slice it in rings.

    Step 3

    Grill the steak turning every 3 minutes until done. This will take about 10 minutes. When you have turned the steak twice, put the pineapple rings on the grill.

    Step 4

    When the steak is ready to come off the grill, cover it in foil. It should rest a few minutes. Sprinkle some sugar on the pineapple. Serve the steak and pineapple rings and enjoy.

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