Authentic voices. Remarkable stories. AOL On Originals showcase the passions that make the world a more interesting place.
Wake up to your world in 2 minutes.
Jews and Money. Asian Drivers. Polish IQ. CPT… that's racist! But where do these stereotypes come from? Comedian Mike Epps explores the backstories of this humor and how history and fact often distorts into a snide – but sometimes funny – shorthand.
"INSPIRED" features celebrities, visionaries and some of the biggest newsmakers of our generation, recounting the stories behind their biggest, life-changing moments of inspiration.
In a compelling series of verite encounters, Win Win provides unique access into the minds and lives of the world’s most-celebrated entrepreneurs and athletes.
Explore what it means to be human as we rush head first into the future through the eyes, creativity, and mind of Tiffany Shlain, acclaimed filmmaker and speaker, founder of The Webby Awards, mother, constant pusher of boundaries and one of Newsweek’s “women shaping the 21st Century.”
Nicole Richie brings her unfiltered sense of humor and unique perspective to life in a new series based on her irreverent twitter feed. The show follows the outspoken celebrity as she shares her perspective on style, parenting, relationships and her journey to adulthood.
Comedy is hard, but teaching comedy to children is hilariously difficult. Kevin Nealon is giving the challenge to some world-famous comedians. As these young minds meet with comedy’s best, get ready to learn some valuable comedy lessons, and to laugh!
James Franco loves movies. He loves watching them, acting in them, directing them, and even writing them. And now, he’s going to take some of his favorite movie scenes from the most famous films of all time, and re-imagine them in ways that only James can.
The story of punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.
Executive produced by Zoe Saldana (who will be the subject of one episode), a celebrity travels back to their hometown to pay tribute to the one person from their past (before they were famous) who helped change their life by giving them an over-the-top, heart-felt surprise.
Enter the graceful but competitive world of ballet through the eyes of executive producer, Sarah Jessica Parker. This behind-the-scenes docudrama reveals what it takes to perform on the ultimate stage, the New York City Ballet. Catch NYCB on stage at Lincoln Center.
Park Bench is a new kind of "talking show" straight from the mind of born and bred New Yorker and host, Steve Buscemi.
Go behind the scenes with some of the biggest digital celebrities to see what life is like when the blogging and tweeting stops.
Valentine's Day Dinner for Two - How to Cook Filet Mignon with Oysters and Bacon
Tags:filet mignon with oysters and bacon recipe,monkey see,monkeysee,dinner for two,romantic dinner,valentines day dinner,valentines day dinner for two
Grab video code:
Hi! I am Marie Guaragna with MGB Special Events in Arlington, Virginia and now we are working on step two of our Filet Mignon Stuffed with Oysters. So, what we are going to do first is to tell you what the ingredients that you are going to need, of course, our oysters that we’ve just sauted. We are going to need some bacon. Today, I am using some apple wood smoked bacon, which is wonderful. You can use maple, you can use regular, it's all a preference. It's just basically to flavor the meat more, and two nice Filet Mignons, it's right here. I need a couple of toothpicks to hold it together and a paring knife to make a slit in the Filet. So let's get started on our Oyster stuffed Filet Mignons.
Okay. First, I am going to go ahead and make a slit in the filet right in the center. Make sure you have a nice sharp knife. We are going to make a pocket because we want to go ahead and stuff it with these fillets. This is definitely not in exact science but just try to work with it as best as you can. You don't want to go all the way through because you don't want it to come out the other end, but just try to make as deep a pocket as you possibly can in each of the center of your filets. Now, that’s a good one. Alright, his and hers, just a nice little opening and it's going to make these filets taste so yummy. Alright, now we are not going to be able to get a whole lot in here, but we are going to get in as many as we possibly can to give you more flavor. I love that oyster.
Okay. So basically, you can look around. We might be able to get two in here. Dip it in and get all those juices and the shallots and the garlic and parsley. Just try to wrap it right around in there. Okay, now we are going to close it up with the bacon and that's going to help too. And what you can do with all these leftover oysters is that you can get some nice Angel Hair Pasta or Macaroni or whatever your choice is and serve that right over some Pasta. Now of course, this is only two, when you are making it for other people, five or six or eight people, then you can use up all those oysters, trying to see if I can get anymore in here, maybe a tiny one. See what we got. Okay, get another piece in this big one. Now, we are going to just simply take our toothpick and close that up. Just like that, simple. And then, the bacon is going to hold all that in. You can start with the skinny side. Now depending on the size of filet, you could use two on here but two and maybe take one and maybe cut it in half. This smells so nice. Now, where your ends are, go ahead and use another toothpick and just kind of sew it, sew it in there together. It doesn't have to be perfect and then they will be sticking out enough so that you will be able to make sure that you pull it out before your guests or your date gets a hold of that, and there you go. Isn't that pretty? We got to put it right on our broiler pan, easy clean up, get some tinfoil on there.
So now, we are just going to go ahead and repeat the same steps on the second filet and then we are going to be right back and pop them in the oven. We got our his and hers filet. Remember, handling raw meat, got to wash your hands. Always safety precaution.
Okay. And just before I pop them up into the oven, I am just going to sprinkle them with a little bit of salt and pepper. You can use fresh-cracked, it is basically up to you. Now, we've preheated our oven to broil. We are going to go ahead and broil this on high and I only normally do my meats maybe five minutes on one side and four minutes on the other, a little bit less. I like my meat medium rare. Now it is all about you, however you like it to be done. If you want it to be more done, then you might want to do maybe six and six or five and six or depending on your preference. So we are going to go ahead over to the oven, pop these in the broiler and hopefully within about nine minutes we will have a beautiful filet.
Okay, so we have been in for five minutes and I am going to go ahead and flip these and add just a little bit more salt and pepper so it is on the other side also. Use the tongs. Oh yeah. That smells yummy, just a little bit of salt, little pepper. We are going to try it out for another-- we’re going to do four minutes this time and see, maybe five. See if we can get those guys to cook.
So there we have our beautiful -- oh my gosh! They are just amazing filets stuffed with oysters, wrapped in bacon and these smells altogether are just-- my nose is going crazy. So anyway, you are just going to love this.
So this is all ready to play and when we come back I am going to show how to make the sauted spinach.