Wednesday, August 13, 2014

HOW TO MAKE PERFECT FILET MIGNON


Today, I’m sharing my secret for making anyone believe you’re a gourmet chef – How To Make Perfect Filet Mignon! This is probably the most important recipe I will ever post, and it is crucial for every cook’s repertoire.

Trying to impress a boy? Make him a filet!

In-laws show up unannounced? Make them a filet!

Feeling a little depressed because your favorite TV show character was just killed off? Make yourself a filet!

There is not a single occasion in which filet mignon would ever be turned down!



HOW TO MAKE PERFECT FILET MIGNON
Yield: 1 (4 ounce) filet
Calories: 335 calories for 4 ounces and sautéing butter
Printable Recipe

INGREDIENTS
·       1 (4 ounce) filet
·       4 teaspoons salt
·       4 teaspoons finely ground pepper
·       3 tablespoons butter

DIRECTIONS
1.     Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
2.     Generously season your filet with salt and pepper, about 2 teaspoons salt and 2 teaspoons pepper per side.
3.     Heat the butter in a cast iron skillet on very high heat (about an 8).
4.     Place the filet in the pan, and let it sear for two minutes on each side.
5.     And this is the most important part – While the filet is searing, spoon the residual butter that’s in the pan on top of the meat. The hot butter will keep the meat moist as well as further along the cooking process.
6.     Once both sides are seared, place the pan in the center of the oven and cook for about 8-10 minutes (depending on how thick your steak is). I cook my steak for 8 minutes to a perfect “medium” doneness.
7.     When the filet is done cooking, remove the skillet from the oven and let the meat rest for a few minutes before serving.

Start with a beautiful piece of meat and season generously with salt and pepper

Melt your butter in the skillet on very high heat!

Place your filet in the skillet to being the pan-searing process

Continuously spoon the melted butter at the bottom of the pan on top of the filet as it's searing

Place in the oven and cook for 8 minutes

And there you have it, the most perfect piece of meat!

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