Monday, April 26, 2010

Grilled Filet Mignon

Cooking this reminded me of a time when I was in Florida on a business trip and my friend Molly and I (you out there, Molls?) went to Don Shula's with another co-worker, Scott.  Scott got some ridiculously large steak (48-oz if I remember), while Molly and I got nice little steaks, and potatoes, and a decadent chocolate souffle for dessert.  I have to say we had the better meal.

Nothing is more quintessential than steak and potatoes.  Grilling steak is one of the easiest things to do, takes nearly no preparation, and is done is 12-18 minutes.  But if you have the right kind of steak it can be a gourmet meal. Filet Mignon is that steak.  

Filet Mignon

2  8-oz filet mignon steaks (about 1 1/2 inches thick)
Vegetable or canola oil
Barbecue or steak sauce, if desired

Preheat your grill for 5 minutes.  Meanwhile, brush or spray oil on both sides of steaks.  Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper (most of it falls off when you cook it).  With the grill turned to medium heat, place steaks over direct heat.  Grill 6 minutes per side for medium-rare, or add 3 minutes more per side for medium-well.  Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes before cutting into it.  Serve with barbecue or steak sauce, if desired.  I prefer a potato and vegetables on the side.
Serves 2.


Non-Foodie Who Loves Good Food said...

I'm here! I'm here! That was one delicious meal, although Scott's was not as appealing to me (all you can eat meat type meals never are). Good memories! Hope you're doing well!

M said...

I wish you could make me a steak right now--this sounds heavenly.