Total Time: 15 minutes
Perfectly Tender Filet Mignon
Filet mignon can be a pricey cut of meat, but the tender, flavorful steak it produces is worth the extra cost.
2 fillet mignon steaks
Remove steaks from refrigerator and let rest for 40 minutes before cooking. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Heat cast iron (or other oven-safe pan) over medium-medium high heat.
When steaks have rested, generously coat every side with kosher salt and pepper. Place in cast iron pan and cook for 2 minutes. Turn steak over and cook for 2 more minutes. If desired, add 1 T. of butter and spoon several times over steak. Place pan in the oven and bake for 7 minutes (1 minute less for a less cooked steak.)
Remove steak from oven and pan. Put a pat of butter on top and let rest 10 minutes.