Serve Filet Mignon Steak as a main dish for a romantic at-home date night. Once you know how to cook filets you can enjoy fancy dinners anytime!
Salt and pepper filets liberally on both sides. (This helps them get a crusty sear!) Let filets sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
Once oven is heated to temperature add oil to a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Wait until oil is sizzling to add filets. Cook steaks for 2 ½ minutes per side without moving. Sear the remaining sides for 1 minute total.
Add skillet with steaks to the preheated oven and cook for 4-5 minutes. Using a meat thermometer measure the temperature of the steaks in the thickest portion to determine doneness.*
Serve filet mignon steaks with garlic herb butter or caramelized onions and enjoy!