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Bison Recipes

Seared Bison Filet Mignon with Shrimp Scampi and Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce

The creamy richness of shrimp scampi pairs succulent seafood with our thick, juicy bison filet. The flavor is in the sauce - all you'll need is a glass of your favorite white wine!

Seared Bison Filet Mignon with Shrimp Scampi and Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time:
25 Minutes
Cook Time:
15 MInutes


  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tbsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ tbsp. salt for bison filet mignon
  • ½ tsp. dried rubbed sage
  • 4 (6oz.) bison filet mignon
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lb. (20-25) peeled and de-veined large shrimp
  • 4 large garlic cloves, left unpeeled and forced through a garlic press
  • ½ tsp. dried hot red-pepper flakes
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp. salt for sauce
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 5 tbsp. butter
  • ¾ lb. fettuccine pasta
  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat leaf parsley


  1. Bring 6 to 8 quarts of salted water to a boil while cooking bison steaks.

To Prepare Bison Filet Mignon:

  1. Mix oil, pepper, salt, and sage in a small bowl. Rub oil mixture all over bison tenderloins, place in large baking dish, and let stand for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bison steaks, and cook until browned on all sides, about 4 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until instant-read thermometer inserted into center of steak registers 135°F for medium-rare, turning steaks occasionally. Remove steaks from skillet, place on a platter, and keep warm.

For Shrimp Scampi and Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce:

  1. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until hot, but not smoking.
  2. Sauté shrimp, turning over once, until just cooked through, about 2 minutes, and transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl.
  3. Add garlic to remaining oil in skillet, along with red pepper flakes, wine, whipping cream, salt, and pepper, and cook over high heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute.
  4. Add butter to skillet, stirring until melted, and stir in shrimp. Remove skillet from heat.
  5. Cook pasta in boiling water until just tender, about 3 minutes. Drain pasta in a colander.
  6. Toss pasta well with shrimp mixture and parsley in large bowl.