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THE PERFECT FILET MIGNON STEAK

October 14, 2015

There's nothing I enjoy more than a perfectly cooked steak with some potatoes and a glass of some great quality wine. I've made steak at home for years but it never came out as amazing as it is at a steakhouse... till now! Most people like their steak grilled. That's not me! For me, it's pan-seared with butter and finished in the oven! I love my steak cooked perfectly pink and melting in my mouth. It’s the most flavorful, and heavenly dish of all time when done correctly. The reason this dish is so amazing is because of its richest and freshest ingredients. This means quality steaks, real butter, and fresh ground pepper straight from the mill. Yummy... my mouth waters just thinking about it!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 (8 oz each) filet mignon steaks

  • pinch of salt

  • pinch of freshly ground pepper

  • 1/2 stick butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions:

  1. About an hour before cooking, take the steaks out of the fridge and put them on a plate or cutting board. Generously sprinkle them with salt and fresh ground pepper on both sides.

  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  3. Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet or pan till extremely hot.

  4. Sear filets for 2 to 3 minutes per side or till a nice brown crust has formed. Spooning the butter on top of the steaks in the meantime.

  5. Once both sides have seared, place on the middle rack of the oven. (If you are using a cast iron skillet, you can place it directly in while still in the pan. If your pan cannot be placed in the oven, place steaks in a baking pan with the butter left in the pan and place in oven.) Let cook for about 5 minutes, for a medium cooked steak. If you do not like your steak bleeding, cook for a longer time!

  6. Pull steaks out a minute before they are ready, put a tablespoon of butter on top, and return to oven for 1 minute.

  7. Remove steaks, transfer to plate, and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting through or serving.

If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #EATDRINKPLAYLA. I'd love to see how yours turned out!

 

 

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