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Filet Mignon recipe: Memorial Weekend Recipe – Marinated Filet Mignon with grilled asparagus and a crushed yukon gold potato

May 29, 2011
Filet mignon recipe

filet mignon recipe- From Super Body, Super brain book. Image from Bigstockphoto


Memorial weekend is one of my favorite holidays since we get to honor all of our soldiers and enjoy some free time next to our beloved ones. When i was writing my book Super Body, Super Brain I wanted to develop a book that would be extremely useful to the reader and also life changing. Therefore in the third chapter of my book I partnered with a great chef in NYC to develope together unique recipes that will be healthy, tasty and also that would be great for your body and your brain. Here I am presenting one: Marinated Filet Mignon with grilled asparagus and a crushed yukon gold potato

Why is this recipe a SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN RECIPE?

Lean Beef:

-Rich in Vitamin B12, Iron and zinc which helps healthy neural tissue


-Rich in folic acid which is essential for the metabolism of long chain fatty acids in your brain

Spices:Dried Oregano

Certain spices have powerful antioxidants properties. A Latest study shows how dried oregano has incredible antioxidant properties. In several studies this powerful antioxidant spice has shown 40 times more antioxidant properties than apples, 30 times more than potatoes, 12 times more than oranges and 4 times more than blueberries or strawberries.


2-4 Ounces filet mignon steaks, trimmed of outer fat

2 teaspoons chopped rosemary,divided

2 teaspoons chopped parsley, divided

1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided

3 teaspoons olive oil divided

1/2 bunch of asparagus

1 medium lemon, cut in half

2 small yukon potatoes

1 tea spoon of spiced dried oregano

Nutrition Facts: Per Serving: 490 calories; 27g fat (9g saturated fat); 75mg cholesterol; 

1230mg sodium; 34g carbohydrates; 7g fiber; 5g sugar; 28g protein. 

to see the preparation of this recipe and 20 more delicious recipes click here


1. Use small bread buns for hamburgers or hot dogs ( you may be saving 500 kcal at the end of the meal)

2. Use small portions such as small hamburgers (not full ones), hot dogs bites

3. Use plenty of grilled vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, celery, carrots (don’t grill them to much, otherwise you would lose the vitamin power

4. Eat slowly, it is not  a race!

5. Drink plenty of water and keep the alcoholic drinks to 1-2, If you drive remember you CAN’T DRINK: it is for your family safety and other drivers.

Firing up some neurons in a Barbeque? Absolutely!: Come up with great conversation and topics that requires thinking…..such as what do you think about that issue? sports? intellectual conversation is the best one to fire powerful cognitive neurons!

Happy Memorial Weekend and Happy Barbeque!

to buy my book and enjoy this and 20 delicious recipes click here SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN BOOK 

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