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How to Grill Filet Mignon

What is the best way to grill filet mignon? The filet mignon is a boneless steak cut that is cut from the most tender part of the beef. It is part of the tenderloin and is cut into small thick slices. It is so tender most people say that it melts in your mouth.

If you purchase filet mignon that has already been cut by the butcher, he may have removed the fat from around the edges. If he did not remove it, leave it there. This will help to keep your beefsteak from drying out and will also aid in holding in the tasty juice.

If the butcher did remove the fat you can enhance the flavor of the filet steak but wrapping bacon around the steak and hold it in place with a skewer or toothpick. This will also help in keeping your steak from drying out.

There are other great ingredients that you can use when grilling your mignon. You can add seasonings like seasoning salt, garlic salt or just salt and pepper. You may wish to marinade your steaks overnight before grilling. But, you can also marinade your steaks for about 30 minutes. The longer you marinade your filet steaks the more the marinade will soak into the meat. This will give your beefsteaks a wonderful flavor.

You should never cook this small cut of beef past medium rare. If you do you will get a tougher and dryer piece of steak. And you also never want to pierce the steak with a fork of sharp object. The idea of a moist and juicy filet steak is to keep in the juices and piercing the steak with a fork will release these tasty juices. The best way to turn your steaks is with tongs. They will not pierce the steak so the juices will stay where they belong.

To test for doneness, is best if you use the touch method. Press on each filet steak. If it is soft and mushy it is rare. If it is just a bit soft and is a tad harder to press then it is medium rare. If you can not press down much then you are over cooking your steak.

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