Tampa's Famous Columbia Restaurant's Filet Salteado!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Today I'm sharing with you a recipe that my husband has been making for quite a while now for his guys at the fire station.

If you've ever visited Tampa, hopefully you've eaten at the Columbia Restaurant.

It's definitely one of Tampa's most familiar landmarks, for it's Florida's oldest restaurant, founded in 1905.

The food is not only delicious, but the restaurant feels like you've stepped back in time. With it's hand painted-tiles and custom made wrought iron chandeliers that give it an Old World Charm.

This is what Mike orders every time we visit the restaurant, and so he started making it. I thought I would share it with you!

Filet Salteado is a delicious sauté of tender filet, potatoes, onion, green pepper, chorizo sausage, garlic all perfectly combined with red wine and served with yellow rice. 

Recipe is at the end of the post.
All the ingredients chopped and ready to go into the hot oil.

Potatoes and Filet sautéing. One thing he omits is the mushrooms. He's not a fan! 

Here's Mike hard at work, Gotta love him!

The finished dish!
As the recipes states it can also be prepared with chicken, pork or shrimp!
Might have to try that!
We also serve them with Plantains, there at the top left of the picture.

Filet Salteado*

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1 lb. tenderloin filet, cut in 1-inch cubes
1 Spanish onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 chorizo (Spanish sausage), sliced
½ cup sliced mushrooms
Salt and pepper to taste
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
Vegetable or peanut oil for frying
1/3 cup red wine
1 green pepper, chopped


Sauté diced tenderloin in hot olive oil. When meat is brown, add chopped garlic, onion, and green pepper. Set aside. Deep-fry diced potatoes in vegetable oil for 10 minutes or until brown; drain on paper towels. Add chorizo, mushrooms, salt, pepper and potatoes to the meat. Add wine and bring to a boil. Serves 2.

* May substitute chicken, pork or shrimp for filet.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

I would love to hear your reviews!!

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