Created by ellie on February 15, 2018
Step 1: To make the steak seasoning: heat a cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add the first 4 ingredients (salt - cardamom) and toast for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in sugar.
Step 3: Sprinkle steaks with the steak seasoning.
Step 4: In a bowl stir together 1/2 cup butter, thyme, parsley and salt. Transfer mixture to a sheet of parchment paper. Roll into a tight log in parchment; twist ends to tighten. Wrap in foil and freeze until solid (30 minutes).
Step 5: Wrap each fillet with 1 slice bacon, securing with a wooden pick, if needed.
Step 6: In a large cast iron skillet, heat remaining butter (2 T) over medium high heat. Add fillets; cook bacon-wrapped sides first until browned and crispy. Turn, and cook flat side down to desired degree of doneness (5-6 minutes per side) for medium. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top with herb butter.