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Filet Mignon is one of the easiest Romantic Dinner Ideas you can make at home. It’s super tender, juicy, and full of flavor.
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Romantic Filet Mignon for Anniversary or Valentine’s Day

Filet Mignon is one of the easiest Romantic Dinner Ideas you can make at home. It’s super tender, juicy, and full of flavor.
Course Dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Izzy

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb filet mignon ideally 1 ½ inch thick.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 ½ teaspoons unsalted butter
  • fresh rosemary

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 425°F, and place the rack in the middle position.
  • Place a cast-iron skillet over high heat. Let it heat for 5 minutes or until very hot, using oven mitts at all times.
  • Pat dry the steak with paper towels to remove excess moisture.
  • Rub on all sides with 1/2 tablespoon of oil. Then season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the remaining oil to the pan. Then carefully add the filet mignons into the pan.
  • Sear the first side for 2 minutes undisturbed.
  • Add the garlic, butter, and rosemary to the pan. Then flip and sear the other side for 2 more minutes.
  • Transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake for about 5-8 minutes depending on your desired doneness. If you prefer medium rare, it will take about 5 minutes. Measure the internal temperature using an instant-read thermometer. Medium rare will measure 125-130°F.
  • Once cooked, remove the steak from the oven, and let it rest for 5 minutes on a plate. Slice against the grain, serve, and enjoy!