Filet Mignon Recipe


Novice Foodie

I recently tried making filet mignon at home, and it was absolutely amazing! The steak turned out tender, juicy, and full of flavor. If you’re looking to impress someone or just treat yourself to a delicious meal, this recipe is perfect. Here’s how you can make it:

Filet Mignon Recipe


  • 2 filet mignon steaks (about 1 1/2 inches thick)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs (optional)


1. Prepare the Steaks:
- Take the steaks out of the fridge about 30 minutes before cooking to bring them to room temperature.
- Season both sides generously with salt and pepper.

2. Sear the Steaks:
- Heat the olive oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat until it’s just starting to smoke.
- Place the steaks in the skillet and sear for 3-4 minutes on each side until a brown crust forms.

3. Add Butter and Aromatics:
- Lower the heat to medium, add the butter, garlic, and rosemary or thyme to the skillet.
- Once the butter has melted, tilt the skillet slightly and spoon the butter over the steaks repeatedly for about 1-2 minutes.

4. Finish Cooking:
- For medium-rare, transfer the skillet to a preheated oven at 400°F (200°C) and cook for an additional 5-7 minutes.
- Use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature: 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare.

5. Rest the Steaks:
- Remove the steaks from the skillet and let them rest on a cutting board for 5-10 minutes. This helps the juices redistribute and keeps the steaks tender.

6. Serve:
- Serve the filet mignon with your favorite sides. Enjoy the delicious, melt-in-your-mouth experience!

Trying this filet mignon recipe was such a treat, and I’m sure you’ll love it too. Whether it's a special occasion or just a weeknight dinner, this dish will definitely impress. Happy cooking! 🍽️✨
Quick tip: Adding a dash of Worcestershire sauce to the butter mix gives the filet mignon an extra kick! Learned this trick from a friend and it works wonders. 💡👍