TJ’s has filets for around $25 for 2. What a steal! I made two last night and typically we bbq but it was already late and well, coals take time. So, I tried it in a pan. Since I don’t have a cast iron in the tiny house (gasp!), I used the stainless steel. They came out soooo good. Munchkins loved it.
- 2 4-6oz filet mignons
- Salt and pepper to taste
- any high heat oil
- 2 TBSP Ghee
- 1 whole clove garlic
- 1 sprig fresh rosemary
Set meat out at room temp 20-30 mins to take the chill off them.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Generously season all sides with salt and pepper.
Heat oven-safe pan over med-high heat for 3 mins. Add oil (I used avocado) and ghee.
Add filets and brown each side well so it has a nice brown crust. try not to move it once you’ve set it in the pan until it’s time to turn. They’ll be sticky until they form the crust and you don’t want to tear it apart. Cook each side for 1-3 minutes until you have that crust.
On the last turn, add the rosemary and garlic. Then tip the pan while filets are cooking and spoon flavored oil over the filets for that last 1-3 mins. Caution: it’s a splattering mess. I was wiping down everything on the stove the entire time. And at the end, the top of my hand got a good moisturizing bath.
Transfer the pan to the oven and cook for 5-7 mins depending on how you like your filets.
Remove pan from oven. Set filets on serving plate and let them rest for 10 mins before cutting.