When you place an online meat order that includes filet mignon prime steak, you’re ordering what many industry experts consider the best cut of beef. Fillet steaks are cut from the tenderloin, the part of the back that’s located just past the rib cage. Because this area doesn’t bear any weight or contain much connective tissue, the meat is more tender and flavorful than other cuts. It’s not unusual for individuals who don’t usually like the taste of beef to enjoy filet mignon prime steak and porterhouse steaks since the tenderloin cuts have a milder flavor.
While there are a few different ways to prepare filet mignon prime steak, most people feel that grilling this particular steak is the way to go because the meat absorbs some of the grill’s smoky flavor.
The most important thing to keep in mind when grilling filet steaks is you want to avoid overcooking them. In this case, you should try to undercook the meat. You can always toss it back on the grill later if you decide you want it a little less rare.
How to Grill Your Filet Mignon Prime Steak
Prep your gas grill. Before placing the filet mignon steaks on it, the grill should reach 500 degrees which ensures that the outer edge of the meat gets nice and crusty while the interior is packed full of delicious juices. Most grills generally reach the desired temperature after about 15 minutes of pre-heating.
While you’re waiting for the grill to warm up, wipe your filet mignon prime steaks with a paper towel. This removes excess moisture that hinders the Maillard reaction, decreasing the meat’s ability to brown in a short period of time. Once you’ve dried the meat, add salt and oil rub.
Place the steaks diagonally on your grill slats and close your grill’s lid. You’ll want to leave them alone in the closed grill for about three minutes before you turn them over. Once rotated, let the steaks cook in a closed grill for another three minutes. If you like your filet mignon steak rare, with a cool pink center, now is the time to remove it from the grill, but if you want to be cooked just a bit longer, close the grill again. Chefs claim that for every 3 minutes on a closed grill, filets warm another 10-15 degrees. The same chefs also recommend letting the steaks rest for approximately five minutes before serving them to your guests.
An Outstanding Grilled Filet Mignon Prime Steak Recipe
There’s a wide assortment of different grilled filet mignon prime steak recipes you can try out. One of our favorites is this blue cheese butter grilled filet steak recipe. We think it’s the perfect dinner choice for dining alfresco on hot summer evenings.
What You Need
- A single stick of soft butter
- 2 teaspoons of fresh thyme, finely chopped
- 4 Meat the Butcher filet mignon prime steaks
- ¼ cup of your favorite brand of crumbled blue cheese
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper, coarsely cracked
Putting it All Together
Approximately 30 minutes before you plan on serving your filet mignon prime steaks, put all the ingredients except the steaks into a bowl and mix them together. Once they’re smoothly blended, cover the bowl and let it cook in your fridge while you grill the filet mignon steaks.
Grill your steaks to the temperature you prefer. Once they’re done, brush the top of the steak with the butter/blue cheese sauce and serve.
This recipe mixes well with grilled vegetables, particularly grilled asparagus, eggplant, and squash. Brush extra butter/blue cheese sauce over your vegetables.
You Deserve the Best Filet Mignon Prime Steaks
For more than fifty years, we’ve been providing Southern California chefs, restaurants, and residents with the best filet mignon prime steaks money can buy. Now, you can enjoy the same high-quality steaks, even if you live on the other side of the country. All you need do is sign up for our Meat the Butcher monthly subscription service. Not only are we the best order meat online service, but we’re also the only meat subscription service with the ability to ship our meat without freezing it.
It’s our belief that the key to a truly spectacular filet mignon prime steak starts on the farm, which is why we only accept meat that’s been produced by farmers who raise their corn-fed, all-natural Black Angus steers in a stress-free environment. The animals are never fed preservatives, meat by-products, or artificial growth hormones. The result of the wonderful beef producers’ efforts is filet beef steaks that are packed with great flavor and practically melt in your mouth.
Our filets are sold in packages of 2 steaks and come in both 6oz and 8oz cuts.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our top-quality filet mignon prime steaks or online meat subscription service.