2 filets mignon
2 slices of thick cut bacon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon butter
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Season steaks with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Wrap each filet with bacon and secure with toothpicks.
Heat an oven safe skillet (metal or cast iron) over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
When melted, add filets to skillet and sear on both sides, about 1 minute per side.
Remove the skillet from the stove top and place into the oven.
Cook until medium rare, 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Jesie and Matthew Lawrence built their farm and family simultaneously. A desire to gain food transparency for their loved ones, and the community at large, inspired the couple to start Marble Creek Farmstead. An hour’s drive from Birmingham, the Sylacauga, Alabama farmstead, has a full range of products. In addition to growing fruits and vegetables, the farmstead is also home to chickens, turkeys, ducks, pigs, goats, sheep, and grass-fed cattle.
The Lawrence’s focus on hogs rests primarily with Berkshire and Tamworth breeds. The Berkshire has been called the "Kobe of Pork," for its marbling, tenderness and rich flavor. The Tamworth is known as the "Bacon Pig" for the ability to grow mass without having too much fat. Marble Creek Farmstead is also home to Large Black and Red Wattle hog breeds. With room to roam in pastures of clover, rye, bluegrass, buttercups, and flowers, the hogs instinctually root around, eating grasses, dirt, and grubs. The pigs also have access to spent brewer’s grain, fermented grains of wheat, barley and sorghum from nearby brewers, as well as a supplemental non-GMO feed.