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Medium Rare: Steakhouse Style Filet Mignon

How to Cook Filet Mignon

August 13th is National Filet Mignon Day

I just finished doing the unthinkable. I bypassed my BBQ grill and used my stove top and oven to cook the most beautiful filet mignon my eyes have ever seen. The outcome? Delicious. In fact, beyond delicious. I can’t remember a filet ever being that tender, that flavorful and that downright mouth-watering even from the finest restaurants. I’ve always wanted to learn how to cook filet mignon restaurant style; however the truth is, I’ve been a bit wuss. I couldn’t wrap my head around the fact something might be as good as the grill. And quite truthfully, I was apprehensive trying this culinary technique on such an expensive piece of meat. What was I thinking? Shame on me! 

How to Cook Restaurant Style Filet Mignon


Filet Mignon Recipe

I’ll be the first to say, I am intimidated at the thought of preparing filet mignon, but I’m always up for a challenge. So I went right to the source and found out how Wolfgang Puck prepares the Snake River Farms filets featured on the menu at CUT. 

Let’s just say that man is a genius. 

How to Cook Filet Mignon Restaurant Style

How to Cook Filet Mignon

Not only can you cook a filet mignon restaurant style in 3 easy steps, but believe it or not, in under 15 minutes! 

What you will need:

  • A frying pan
  • 6 oz. filet mignon
  • Salt and pepper to tast

1. Lightly season each side of a 6oz filet mignon with salt and pepper to taste. (I recommend the Espresso Brava Sea Salt available from Snake River Farms / Double R Ranch.)

2. Over high heat, sear both sides in a frying pan (heavy cast iron skillet is best, but I also use my favorite Swiss Diamond frying pan.)

3. Remove from heat and place skillet in a preheated 400 degrees F oven for 8 minutes. (Flip meat at the 4 minute mark.)

Lastly, remove filets from skillet and wrap loosely with aluminum foil for 5 to 10 minutes. Following these steps will prepare a perfect medium rare steak.

How to Cook Filet Mignon

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Review overview
  • Jenn April 14, 2015

    This looks amazing! My husband is the steak chef in our family, Ill have to show this to him.

  • Jeanette April 14, 2015

    I have never wanted to attempt Filet Mignon because of how expensive it is and how bad my cooking skills are. But this looks like it is doable! I might surprise my family with this.

  • Terri Ramsey Beavers April 14, 2015

    Thank you so much for sharing Snake River Farms. I love steak and the filet mignon looks and sounds amazing.

  • Coralie April 15, 2015

    These look amazing!I never thought to cook them that way. I am sure they taste as good as they lok!