Filet mignon is a magnificent cut of steak; anyone who knows how to properly cook it should be treasured. Since everyone likes to feel special and we want to help that feeling, we are sharing our favorite way of preparing this prestigious cut.
Perfectly Grilled Filet Mignon
- Filet mignon steaks, 6-ounces, four
Mushroom Compound Butter
- Butter, salted and softened, 8 tbsp
- Shallots, minced, 2 tbsp
- Oil, olive, 2 tsp
- Garlic cloves, two
- Mushrooms, baby portobello or cremini, cleaned and finely chopped, 1 lb.
- Wine, red, ¼ cup
- Salt, ½ tsp
- Pepper, black, ½ teaspoon
- Pepper, black, freshly-cracked, 2 tbsp
- Salt, kosher, 2 tbsp
- Paprika, smoked, 2 tbsp
- Red pepper flakes, crushed, 1 tbsp
- Coriander seeds, crushed, 1 tbsp
- Powder, garlic, 1 tbsp
- Powder, onion, 1 tbsp
- Pepper, cayenne, 2 tsp
Directions for Perfectly Grilled Filet Mignon
- Rest the steaks on the counter while you prep the butter.
- Preheat a large skillet over medium heat, adding the olive oil and shallots and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic and cook 2 more minutes. Lower heat to medium-low and add mushrooms. Cook 8-10 minutes, just until the mushrooms brown, soften and reduce to half their volume. Stir occasionally.
- Raise heat to medium-high and add red wine. Cook 1-2 minutes, just long enough for the mushrooms to completely soak the wine. Remove from heat and allow it to completely cool.
- Combine the cooled mushroom-and-wine mixture with softened butter and set aside.
- Apply rub to each side of each steak.
- Preheat grill for two-zone cooking; 225°F for pellet smokers or 350°F for charcoal and gas grills.
- Place steaks on grill gates for indirect heat shut the lid and cook until within 10°F away from your goal temperature (125°F for medium-rare). Remember to flip halfway through cooking. Medium-rare should take 45 minutes.
- As steaks cook, prep their platter by spooning some butter where each steak will be placed.
- Switch to cooking steaks with direct heat for searing, either taking them off the heat and raising the temperature in a pellet smoker or using a cast iron skillet. Only sear a few minutes per side until the meat reaches your preferred doneness (medium-rare would be 135°F).
- Transfer steaks to your platter. Top with more butter and wait 10 minutes.
Whether this will be your first time cooking filet mignon or you already know-how, never forget how to follow a recipe. The first step is reading the recipe, the second step is to check ingredients. If you are ever missing any ingredients, you can buy all the meats and veggies you will need from The Butcher Shop.