The Filet Mignon is the tenderest cut of beef you can throw on the grill. It also is one of the leanest, so the biggest challenge is to keep it from drying out. The secret is to let it come to room temperature before it starts cooking and then cook it hot and fast. This is the perfect "romantic" steak and is perfect for those intimate, special occasions. Make sure the grill is as hot as it will go and I recommend cooking it to little more than medium rare.
When buying a Filet Mignon, start by talking to the butcher. I recommend a filet that is cut into a cube. This gives it size surfaces that can all hit the grill for a quick, hot sear. This is the secret to that crusty surface that will give this steak the texture it deserves. Each side should get about one minute of intense heat, and that should give you the perfect meal.
01 of 09
This is by far one of the most flavorful ways to prepare filet mignon. While you can use cumin powder for the recipe, toasting the cumin seeds adds a deeply delicious touch to the final product. Serve these steaks with grilled or sauteed vegetables and rice or quinoa pilaf.
02 of 09
This is the perfect steak for special occasions, particularly romantic ones. These filets are grilled to perfection then topped with a simple but delicious peppercorn-thyme compound butter.
03 of 09
This is one of the easiest ways to add delicious flavor to a steak. While filet mignon rarely needs help in the flavor department, bacon just seems to make it better. If you can find a pre-wrapped steak, then that is a plus, however, wrapping the steak yourself will give you the option of what type of bacon to use. I recommend thick cut or black pepper bacon for this dish.
04 of 09
If you're new to grilling steaks or a fan of simplicity, then this recipe is for you. Filet mignon is a delicious, tender cut of beef that really benefits from the grill. Serve with a side of twice baked potatoes and grilled vegetables.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
05 of 09
A simple, yet flavorful way to prepare the perfect filet mignon. The gorgonzola adds a salty bite to the steak resulting in the perfect combination of flavors. Serve with a side of mashed or twice baked potatoes.
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07 of 09
The combination of red wine and soy sauce works beautifully together to flavor these steaks. While you can't go wrong with filet mignon, this sauce helps to amp it up just a little bit. If you'd like a serving sauce for the steaks, simply triple the marinade ingredients (of course, you be the judge with the red pepper flakes). Simmer 2/3 of the mixture in a saucepan for 5-6 minutes and serve on the steak once it comes off the grill.
08 of 09
What can be better than filet mignon? It's both delicious and tender. This recipe calls for dried herbs though you can substitute with fresh herbs instead. If you are going to do so, double the amount that the recipe requires.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
09 of 09
While this recipe will take some time to prepare, it is well worth it. You can prepare the bearnaise sauce shortly before the steaks go on the grill. Just make sure to keep it warm until it's time to serve. This delectable dish is perfect for special occasions.