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Old 08-22-2006, 12:01 PM   #1
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Filet

My wonderful husband has just arrived home with the most beautiful little fillet.....so wonderful looking I hardly know how to cook it while respecting its perfection....

pan seared then lightly grilled?

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Old 08-22-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
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We like ours really rare so if we are stuck inside, my honey just sears it quick in our grill pan on the stove. If it's nice and we can grill, he throws them on there for about 2 minutes per side, again, just searing in the juices and flavor. He lets them sit for about 5 minutes on a plate, tented with foil to let them settle as well. We don't tend to salt or pepper filets since the flavor is just so good!

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Old 08-22-2006, 12:26 PM   #3
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What kind? Fillet (with 2 'l's) in US usually means fish. Otherwise there is beef, pork (two most common), veal or lamb. Is this like a roast (pork tenderloin piece) or since you say "little" , is it a thick beef filet mignon.
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:29 PM   #4
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Lulu,
I think I'd grill it medium rare, and serve with a small pat of herb garlic butter...Have a wonderful meal No matter what you pick it will be great.

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Old 08-22-2006, 12:30 PM   #5
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do it like kadesma said - I would do so...
we had beef filet with herb butter and potatos in the skin a few days ago.. *yummy*
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:36 PM   #6
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Sorry Gretchen - one l - and yes filet mignon!

This is the reason I like good steaks in restaurants rather than at home....the pressure of the simple perfection!
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:42 PM   #7
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Next question -- how thick is it?
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:45 PM   #8
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Um, I am a woman....we can't park cars for a reason you know....1.5 inches?
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:46 PM   #9
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Lulu, just like riding a bike, you have to get on in order to get it right! We also like ours really rare, and you will, in any case, get more of the "crust" on it if you get your pan VERY hot before you put the meat in.

I just rub it with salt and pepper, and sear it on both sides, then slide the pan into a heated 400 degree F oven for about 3 minutes.

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Old 08-22-2006, 01:19 PM   #10
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What chefjune said. It will be lucious.
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