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Cooking Filet Mignon in Oven

Sounds like a perfect match - Cooking filet mignon in oven and a skillet, well, it is. I love my filet with a nice sear on the outside and that beautiful tender; melt in your mouth meat in the center. To accomplish this I have found the best way is to sear the meat in a skillet first then finish it off in the oven.

To begin with choose the right piece of meat for your liking. A thicker cut will be perfect for those of you that like your meat done rare to just the upper side of medium rare. A thinner cut is great for those who like their meat done medium and above. I hope that there are no well done lovers out there as this particular cut of beef is just killed if you cook it above medium well.

With that in mind, the perfect temp for this prime cut is medium rare and that is exactly how I love it done. It gives you a warm red center without cooking out all of the juices that make this meat lovers dream melt in your mouth.

For me the perfect cut for my filet mignon in oven method is about two inches thick so depending on your temperature preferences adjust to that.

Cooking Filet Mignon in Oven Method

First things first, go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees. As the oven is heating get a few fresh herbs of your liking – I use parsley and a little rosemary and add in a little garlic. Chop them up together finely.

Now the meat – give it a little wash then sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides and then pat your chopped herbs over the salt and pepper.

Get an oven safe skillet and put it on the stove over medium high heat. Add a little extra virgin olive oil and as soon as it starts to smoke a little in goes the meat. You do not want to really cook your filet here just get a nice sear on it so it should only take about a minute on each side.

Once you have that accomplished its time for the cooking filet mignon in oven time. Go ahead and turn the oven down to 350 degrees and put your oven safe skillet with the filets right into the oven.

Your going to keep the meat in for five minutes then turn it and wait another three minutes before checking to see if it has reached the desired doneness. You can use the feel method here by just pushing into the sides of the meat. Te timing here should be just about rare but you want to check it before you over shoot your temperature.

Once you are close or preferably just under go and pull the filets out and let them sit for five minutes or so. This allows for the juices to seep back into their relaxed state in the meat.

Now, all that’s left is pure enjoyment of your filet mignon in oven!

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