Want to know how to cook filet mignon? Use this easy foolproof recipe for Perfect Filet Mignon, great for date night!
Prep Time: 5 minutesmins
Cook Time: 15 minutesmins
Total Time: 20 minutesmins
2beef tenderloin filet mignon steaks, trimmed of fat(6 oz )
olive oil cooking spray
kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
Let the steaks rest on the counter to come up to room temperature at least 30 minutes before ready to cook
Preheat the oven to 400°F.
Spray the steak lightly all over with olive oil, then season both side generously with kosher salt and black pepper.
When the oven is ready, heat the a heavy skillet or cast iron skillet over high heat until the pan is very hot.
When hot, add the steaks and cook, without moving for 2 1/2 minutes. Turn over and cook an additional 2 to 2-1/2 minutes.
Sear the sides of the steaks for about 1 minute so it's browned all over.
Place the steaks in the oven for about 4 to 5 minutes, then check them with the meat thermometer inserted into the side of the steak.
Remove when the steaks read 125° F for Medium Rare, or 130° F for medium.
Let them rest 5 to 10 minutes before serving (meat temperature will rise 5 to 10 degrees after it is removed from the oven).
What should the internal temp be for cooking filet mignon steak?Use a meat probe to test your steaks and take them out 5 degrees before your desired doneness, as the meat temp will increase as it rests.