Our Techniques & Tips For A Restaurant-Worthy Filet Mignon.
Filet mignon is the perfect treat to celebrate something special. Whether it’s a new job, birthday, anniversary or even a baptism, serving restaurant-style steak will elevate any dinner and occasion.
How To Pick Filet Mignon.
Filet mignon is unlike any other cut of steak because it contains considerably less fat. So rather than look for marbling, we recommend you visit a local meat market and speak to your butcher to ensure you’re getting a high-quality cut of meat. You can also pick-up premium filet mignon from our store in Stuarts Draft, VA. Our steaks typically measure 3/4” in thickness and come from a small herd of local, pastured beef that have been raised on a light Non-GMO feed ration and finished on grass only for a complex and delicious flavor.
Try This Recipe For Cooking Filet Mignon:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Step 2: Pat both sides of your meat dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle one side of the filet with ½ a tsp each of salt and coarsely ground black pepper; repeat on the other side.
Step 3: Brush both sides of the meat with a light coating of olive oil. This will help prevent the filet from sticking to the pan.
Step 4: Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat for 5-7 minutes (this could take longer with an electric stove).
Step 5: Carefully lower the meat into the pan and allow it to sear on each side for about 3 minutes. You’ll know that it’s properly sealed when it isn’t sticking to the pan and is easy to flip.
Step 6: After searing on each side, remove the pan from the burner and place a pat of butter on top of each steak. Place the pan in the oven and cook for an additional 8-12 minutes or until the steaks reach 125 degrees for medium-rare. Remove from the oven and let rest for about 10 minutes before digging in!
Ready to eat well? Visit our storefront or place your order for filet mignon online!