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Easy Filet Mignon Recipes

If you are a fan of filet mignon and are looking for an easy filet mignon recipe, then you are at the right place. Just read this article and get ready to treat your taste buds.
Filet mignon needs no introduction to the people visiting this page because I am sure they are already big fans of this yummy part of beef. But do you know which part of beef is the filet mignon? Well, this meat is found in the end of the tenderloin part of the beef. Though the flavor of this meat is quite different from the meat found in the other parts which are near to the bones, people love it a lot for its distinct flavor. It is tender because of the fact that it does not contain fat or is very low in fat content. Its steak is nearly 1 inch thick and 2-3 inch in diameter. The taste is excellent but is too expensive if ordered at a restaurant. So, here are some recipes which are easy to make, and if cooked properly, can really give out a divine taste.

Quick Easy Filet Mignon Recipe

Before going through the recipes, you need to know an important tip on how to cook filet mignon, which will make your steak more tasty. To begin with the cooking part, you should always cook the filet mignon till it's medium rare. Cooking it completely or overcooking it may result in the loss of tenderness and taste from the steak, and you may be left with a hard piece of meat. Many shops may provide you the filet mignon with the bacon slice attached. This helps it to get more taste and prevents it from drying while cooking. So now we can move forward with some of the easy and best filet mignon recipes. Have a look.

Recipe #1

Ingredients
  • 4 steaks of filet mignon
  • salt
  • black pepper
Method

This is one of the easiest grilled filet mignon recipe. You can make it in just few minutes. The foremost thing to do is to heat the grill. By that time you can clean the steaks and keep them ready. As soon as the grill is hot, you can keep the steaks on the grill and cook them for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Cook them from all the sides and remember not to exceed the filet mignon cooking time. Once you are done with the grilling, add salt and pepper to the steak accordingly. Your dish is ready to serve. If you don't wish to eat the pinkish red steak, then you can cook it for some more time, but do not overcook it.

Recipe #2

Ingredients
  • 4 steaks of filet mignon
  • 1 cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 2 teaspoon blackening seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
Method

This method is among the easy filet mignon marinade recipes. First, clean the steaks properly. Now apply all the ingredients to the steaks in a container. Leave the mixture as it is for nearly 30 minutes. You can extend the time of marinade according to your requirement also, but for good results, 30 minutes is sufficient. After the given time take the steaks and cook them according to your requirement. You can either get them roast or grilled. Your dish is ready to serve.

Recipe #3

Ingredients
  • 4 steaks of filets mignons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
Method

Now we are going to tell you an filet mignon recipe in oven. Clean the steaks and cut them thin so that they can be cooked properly. Preheat the oven to 450° F. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all the side of steaks properly and leave it for half an hour so that it gets properly absorbed by the steaks. Now place the steaks inside the oven rack and leave it for 15 minutes at the same temperature. After the mentioned time, switch off the oven and leave it inside for 15 more minutes before taking the steaks out of the oven. Now remove the roasted steaks and serve with sauces of your choice.

So what are you waiting for? Just rush to your kitchen, gather the ingredients and start trying out these beef recipes. Hope the information will give your taste buds a tasty treat!
By Niharika Arya
Published: 2/12/2011
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