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ThompsonsBolingAroma Jul 25, 2013 01:49 PM

Picked up a couple filets from Fresh Market this evening. Planning on tossing them in some Dale's and grilling them on high for about 6-8 minutes per side or until well done. Serving with ketchup and steak fries as the side.

That's my usual method but I'm open to suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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    primebeefisgood Jul 25, 2013 04:49 PM

    Fishing's a little slow tonight, eh?

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      Wilks Jul 25, 2013 07:00 PM

      For Fillets.. I definitely like slow cooking in souvide at 55deg, and finish them on top of a mesquite fire, with a dabble of blue cheese herbed butter....... my preference / medium rare...

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        Joebob Jul 25, 2013 07:42 PM

        Personally, I find chowhound's search feature quite helpful for such questions.

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          treb Jul 26, 2013 04:36 AM

          Grill them au natural, then sprinkle sea salt after they're done.

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            hankstramm Jul 26, 2013 10:46 AM

            I prefer to throw them over a roaring fire log--Duraflame or the like and till they're charred to a wax fired crisp then throw them in the trash.

            LOL, I'm assuming your post was just pulling people's legs, so I thought I'd do the same.

            Actually, Alton Brown has an amazing, although smokey method that works with filets as well as ribeyes which he suggests. Here's a link:


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              Bkeats Jul 26, 2013 12:54 PM

              Good filet mignon? Bring em up to room temperature. Sprinkle with maldon salt and pepper. Pour the good as opposed to bad olive oil over it. Plate and serve.

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                lpatter Jul 26, 2013 12:56 PM

                sear it in a cast iron skillet on both sides then finish in the oven until desired doneness...right before you remove it from the oven place a pat of garlic butter on the top of ea filet

                1. nokitchen Jul 26, 2013 12:59 PM


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                    Harters Jul 26, 2013 01:43 PM

                    I confess to being useless at cooking steak. On the rare occasions we eat it, my partner cooks it on a ridged frying pan.

                    And it's never fillet which, simply, doesnt have enough flavour for us - rump or skirt is much tastier.

                    1. pegasis0066 Jul 26, 2013 02:38 PM

                      I have finally perfected my technique on filets and am cooking the best steaks I have ever had (home or restaurant)

                      1 - get steaks close to room temp, takes way more than an hour
                      2 - get weber grill rip roaring
                      3 - preheat oven to around 400-425
                      4 - salt and pepper liberally
                      5 - sear steaks for approx 3 minutes on each side, just long enough to get a good crust
                      6- move to cast iron pan (not preheated) and place in oven with a meat thermometer inserted
                      7 - cook to 125 degrees (for rare - the only way to eat a good steak), remove from pan and place on plate, and perhaps if desired add compound butter patty and/or some course sea salt - the temp may raise a bit but not much

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                        ricepad Jul 26, 2013 04:10 PM

                        I didn't realize trolls ate filets...

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