filet mignon foolproof and delish
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- beef filets (use 2" thick cuts if possible!)
- kosher salt
- black pepper
- olive oil, extra virgin
1spinkle pepper, paprika and a very generous amount of kosher salt onto both sides of each filet. The salt should coat each side...gently pat/rub the spices into the meat. You might be concerned about using this much salt but trust me...it sears/locks in the juices and gives the meat the most amazing taste! Trust me!
4with fresh filet sides down in the pan, place the pan into the 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. I like my steak rare to med rare therefore we only use 10 minutes...best to take them out if you like yours cooked more and check because you can always put them back in for the remaining 1-2 minutes if needed...now a word of caution: use 2" thick cuts if possible and you will not be dissapointed (the fine resturants use this thick a cut for a reason!)...if you should use a cut smaller in depth (ie...1") reduce your oven time in porportion....I have not tried this but a member here reported success using a 1" thick cut but only 5 minutes in the oven.