How to Bake Filet Mignon?
They say that food is the key to every man’s heart. If you know how to bake filet mignon, you not only have the key, but all the probable secret codes of everyone’s hearts. “Fillet mignon” is a French term that literally means “cute fillet” or “dainty fillet”. Therefore, the term indicates a cut of beef that is taken from the tenderloin of a steer or heifer.
To bake fillet mignon, you need the following ingredients:
• Filet mignon – 1 portion
• Vegetable Oil – 1 tablespoon
• Large Skillet
• Seasoning or Marinade of your choice
1. Add the seasonings of your choice on the meat and gently rub it, so that it is uniformly coated on its surface. You can also marinate it and leave the steak soaked overnight. This will allow all the flavors and spices to seep into the meat and your baked fillet mignon will have a great taste.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes.
3. Place the skillet on medium-high flame. Add the vegetable oil to it and heat it for some time, till you see small wisps of smokes coming out of them.
4. Now, place the fillet mignon on the skillet and sear the meat for 3 minutes on each side. Searing adds a slight brownish tinge to your mignon steak, which makes them look better. At the same, it locks the meat juices inside, thereby making your steak juicier and tenderer.
5. Once the steak is tendered, place the skillet in the preheated oven. Depending on how you want the meat to be cooked, you can choose the time.
• 4 – 6 minutes – For Rare
• 6 - 8 minutes – For Medium
• 8 – 10 minutes – For Well Done
6. Once the steak is baked, remove it from the oven and serve hot.
If baked properly, the fillet mignon turns out to be so soft that you can even cut them with a fork. Fillet mignon is commonly known as the “King of Steaks”. Its soft texture and luscious tenderness earn it this title. Buying the right meat also takes you a step forward to the perfect fillet mignon that you had been waiting. Therefore, while buying the meat, ensure that you buy portions having a lighter shade (pinkish). Lighter color indicates better marbling – a secret to soft mignon steak. Try baking this great steak at home and enjoy the great taste that the “King of Steaks” offers.