How To Cook Filet Mignon?

September 4, 2021

Are you a steak lover? If yes, then this Filet Mignon recipe is worth the splurge. You cannot miss out on this recipe. Read more to know about the delicacy.

Filet mignon is a piece of meat that is taken out from a smaller end of an animal carcass. In France, it is mostly referred to as pork, which is a part of beef and also has various other names in different countries such as Filletsteak, steak, or filet in Spanish.

It is generally cut out from the middle of the tenderloin which is usually seen inside a cow's rib cage. When you take out the meat, you'll get a slice of very tender meat.

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Taste Score: %88
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 5 mins
Cooking 35 mins
Total 40 mins

Tips

  • To enjoy your recipe, you are required to cook the steak on medium or low flame.
  • For your filet to taste better, make sure that you sprinkle all the necessary herbs and salts before cooking it. Doing this would help you to increase the flavor of this recipe as well.
  • You are required to cut the steak or the filet with a sharp knife.
  • If there isn't a lot of fat content around your filet mignon, it would become pale. Hence, convection it to make it chewy and tough.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. On a chopping board, pat the mignon dry with the help of a paper towel and then let it stay aside at room temperature for around twenty to thirty minutes.
  2. You are required to preheat the microwave oven at approximately 450˚F (230˚C).
  3. Now, nicely season all the sides of the steak with pepper and salt.
  4. Heat stainless steel, medium-sized skillet over high flame for a good 5 minutes. Now, add up some grapeseed oil.
  5. Once the oil has started smoking, you can add the filet mignon steak to the pan. Now stir and cook it without even moving it for 2-3 minutes, until you see the formation of a crust.
  6. Remember to utilize tongs to flip the steak and then add Rosemary, butter, and garlic to the pan.
  7. Spread the butter continuously on the steak for a good 2 to 3 minutes. Now, you're required to shift the pan into the microwave oven for 5 minutes to get a medium steak.
  8. Shift the steak to a chopping board and keep it aside for seven to eight minutes before slicing. Your meal is ready to eat. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Filet Mignon
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories180
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 80 mg26.7%
Sodium 65 mg2.8%
Potassium 280 mg6%
Protein 25 g50%
Total Fat 8 g10.3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Filet Mignon?

Filet mignons are those dense slices that are extracted from the eye fillet or tenderloin. The muscle is not tough, which means that the meat is lean and tender. Tenderloin, or filet mignon, is very aromatic and has great flavors as compared to the regular steak. Filet mignon is great for individuals who like to have steaks in smaller portions.

Is Beef Tenderloin A Filet Mignon?

To be precise, filet Mignon is just a part of beef tenderloin. However, a beef tenderloin is not exactly a filet Mignon. It only serves the Filet that is at the end of the tenderloin. The remaining portion of the beef tenderloin can produce other important steaks to feed the family. If you are still confused, you can talk to the shop owner about this and clear any other remaining doubts about filet mignon or beef tenderloin. Also, remember that the tenderloin is loaded with lots of nutrients and proteins required by the human body.

What Are The Best Ways To Cook Filet Mignon? ( Bake, Grill, etc)

Filet Mignon should be prepared on the grill over medium and high flame. You're required to get a temperature of around 450 degrees on a griller or you can also keep the filet steaks directly on the charcoal grill over medium flame. Grilled filet Mignon can be prepared nicely and perfectly over the stove as well if you have the adequate knowledge to do it. it correctly.

Also, to cook your filets nicely from the inside, you would require indirect heat. For this, you can shift your filets to an area that is away from the flames. This allows the smoke to go inside the beef and ensures that it is nicely cooked.

What To Serve With Filet Mignon?

With filet Mignon, you can serve roasted broccoli, mashed potatoes, caesar salad, creamed spinach, baked potatoes, Mac and cheese, etc.

Here are some our delicious recipes that you can serve with Filet Mignon:

How To Store The Meal?

Remember to refrigerate the meal at around 32 degrees Fahrenheit to 36 Fahrenheit as it assists in preventing and killing bacterias. You can keep it for around a week which allows the filet to go soft and makes it all the more delicious over time.

Variations Of The Recipe

There are various scrumptious variations of filet Mignon. Some of them are:

  • Black pepper & Cumin Filet Mignon

This is one of the best and the most popular ways of having filet mignon. Once the filet mignon is prepared, you can add cumin and black pepper and serve it with sauteed veggies and steamed rice.

  • Filet Mignon With Peppercorn

This one's perfect for a romantic date night dinner. It is topped with thyme, salted butter, and peppercorn to give it a royale taste. You can check this out.

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