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Pan Seared Filet Mignon

Updated: Oct 1, 2023



There is nothing better than a tender cut of filet mignon seared in butter, rosemary, and garlic. This filet mignon recipe is pan seared to a golden brown in brown butter, garlic cloves, and a sprig of rosemary for some much needed fresh herb. For this cut of meat salt and pepper is all you really need to season. I like to allow the meat to soak up the salt for about 10 minutes and the meat to be at room temperature before I place it in the hot cast iron skillet. It pairs so well with pommes puree and a fresh spring mix salad. A sexy dinner to set the mood.


A hot cast iron skillet delivers the best sear. Once you add your butter, sear steaks for 1 to 2 minutes on each side. The internal temperature should be 125°F for rare, and rest off the heat 3 minutes, 135°F for medium rare and 145°F for medium. If you like your meat well done the temperature should be 155°F. Always allow your meat to rest because the juices need time to redistribute. If not, once you cut your meat all that goodness runs out and you are left with a brown overcooked piece of steak. Depending on the thickness of your steak, allow the meat to rest 5 minutes for every inch of thickness.




Quick Tips

To keep your steak warm while resting heat your oven at 150°F. Loosely cover with aluminum foil and place them in the oven. The steak will stay warm while resting, and it allows the muscle fibers a chance to relax and the steak will be juicy when ready to serve.


Ingredients Pan Seared Filet Mignon





2 Filet Mignon steaks

4 Tbsp butter

1 sprig rosemary

3 garlic cloves

1 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp black pepper














Let's Cook!


  • Preheat oven 150°F

  • Preheat the cast iron skillet over medium to high heat and melt the butter. Once the butter is brown and the skillet is hot add in the filet mignon seasoned on both sides with kosher salt and black pepper.

  • Add in a sprig of rosemary and 3 peeled and crushed garlic cloves.


  • After1-2 minutes depending on your preference flip the steak. I add another teaspoon of butter.


  • Toss the hot butter and garlic over the steak tilting the skillet to the side. Place the steak in the oven on aluminum foil loosely. Allow to rest to seal in the juices.


Are you ready for a romantic dinner? Let's Eat!

Bon Appetit, ENJOY!




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Debra Johnson | Food Blogger
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