Perfect Filet Mignon cooked two different ways - pan seared and finished in the oven, or grilled!
Preheat oven to 400˚F.
Let steaks rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Rub steaks with olive oil.
Combine salt and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
Rub steaks all over with the salt and pepper mixture.
Set a cast iron skillet over high heat and wait for the pan to get hot.
When the skillet is hot, add the steaks to the skillet and cook for 3 minutes; flip over and continue to cook for 2 more minutes.
Transfer skillet to the oven and cook for 4 more minutes, or until internal temperature registers at 125˚F for medium-rare, or 130˚F for medium.
Remove from oven; transfer steaks to a cutting board and let steaks rest for at least 5 minutes before cutting. DO NOT cut right away - the steaks will continue to cook while they rest.
Preheat grill to HIGH heat.
Oil your grill grates with avocado oil, vegetable oil, or any other high smoke point oil. Don’t use olive oil.
Place the prepared steaks on the preheated grill. (NOTE: Remember to let the steaks sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking - also, season the steaks with salt and pepper.)
Cook the steaks for 5 minutes per side, or until internal temperature registers at 125˚F for medium-rare, or 130˚F for medium.
Remove from Grill and let rest 5 minutes before cutting.
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 16g80%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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