Paul Edmondson (author) from Burlingame, CA on December 08, 2011: Thanks for pointing out typo in the comments. Barbecue the lobster: Split the backs of the lobster tails using kitchen shears or a knife. Using TONGS (remember, don't EVER puncture that beautiful steak's flesh!) We will talk about how to tell if it is done later. Thanks! Setting up your grill for salmon fillets follows the same basic best practices for grilling anything else. Times on a 500-degree grill. The very best way is to use string and tie it up and curl the tail in to keep the thickness even. Thanks for the tips! Interesting info on the temperatures - I've never done that with steaks. Paul Edmondson (author) from Burlingame, CA on February 09, 2012: Ha, I'd sacrifice the criss cross for a more succulent piece of meat. Not to fear though, we will show you how easy it can be with step by step directions. That was spot on and it was the absolute best and easiest steak I’ve ever had!! But what's up with not using any aluminum foil on the grill? For a medium-rare filet, transfer it over to the direct, "hot" side of the grill when its temperature reaches 110° to 115° F. Sear the meat on both sides, using tongs to flip the filet when necessary. Why the stress? It may require the burners set to medium-high heat or high heat to reach 500 degrees. Many thanks. And PS, I don’t do reviews…. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Answer: Yes, preheat the grill and grill the steaks with the lid down. Slight typo, if you care: "To avoid one side getting two done" should be "too". Anyway I cooked them 3 min per each move of the steak ( 6 min per side) since the outsides were still rare I then tipped them on their sides and rolled them on the grill til outside was browned about 2 more minutes . While the meat rests, the internal temperature typically rises an additional ten degrees. Last night I cooked the best filet mignon ever! Grilling lobster tails is a great technique for that unique char flavor. Always my go to grilling companion. Place the steaks on the opposite side as the charcoals and cook until medium rare. Filet Mignon...even the name sounds intimidating. A little flare up is fine, but if a flame burns for more than 30 seconds, splash a tiny bit of water on it to put it out. Being an expensive seafood, lobster is an epic indulgence that doesn’t need much … Filet Mignon…even the name sounds intimidating. Thank you! place your steaks on the grill and do NOTHING for at least 2 minutes. 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated. This method of grilling is my current favorite, with outstanding results. Everyone raved! The hot grate brands the beef with the distinctive lines. It can also be grilling if the heat is direct. It’s cut from the beef tenderloin, but it may also be in stores cut in steaks and labeled beef tenderloin (Filet mingon and beef tenderloin steaks are the same thing). Answer: That’s a beef tenderloin. $8 filet mignons cooked like this vs. $32 in a restaurant…omg, this was SO MUCH BETTER!!!! Save the course salt for the end, some say it draws out juices. My Dad used to say “if you are looking, you are not cooking”. Bring to room temperature: The first step is to remove the filet mignon from … I'll fix it up. There - I said it. NEVER close the lid! Vespa Woolf from Peru, South America on January 25, 2012: Great hub, especially the use of a thermometer. Simple yet elegant, if you love grilled seafood, you will love grilled lobster tails. This sets the grill up for indirect grilling. Question: How do I barbecue a 10 lb filet mignon? For most people, they just want something tasty to eat. What are industry IDs American food retailers and foodservice operators use standardized systems to eliminate confusion about the names of cuts of meat. To grill whole fish or fish steaks, grease your grill rack and grill directly on the grates. That said, grilling at a low heat, with the tenderloin positioned indirectly, it takes about 45 minutes to a bit over an hour. This is your easiest step, once it's seasoned just leave it on the kitchen counter. Put the filet mignon on a plate, drizzle with olive oil, crack fresh pepper onto it, and then add salt to both sides. Filet Mignon Searing. Take it off the grill now, you are done with the heat section! Because this is an expensive cut of meat. 4-6 minutes per side. My beef tenderloin is at 125 and I have an hour to go before I serve it. Transfer to grill and cook for 5 minutes with the lid down. The key is to keep it simple and let the tenderness and flavor of this awesome cut of beef shine through. Simple, fast…i even got the cool grill marks…. The best way to upset your steak is to cook it too long. If you tent it with tinfoil, the temp will continue to rise to a medium (140 - 150), but it will be warmer when you serve it. If just starting out grilling filet steaks, I recommend using the less expensive option of choice and waiting to do prime once you have the cooking technique mastered. 4 4-to-5 ounce redfish fillets, skin on one side. Simple, fast and easy with quality results…? I loved it so much and it tasted like i was eating it at a restaraunt. The. Your email address will not be published. You don’t have to pay a lot of money or get real fancy when grilling steak, just focus on technique. Question: How long should a whole beef tenderloin cook on a grill at a low heat to reach a 120-125 internal temp? Here is how to grill perfect filet mignon. Prepare the grill for two zone or direct/indirect grilling using lump charcoal. If you are a charcoal griller, follow this guide for. Let it sit for at least 45 minutes. The best way to get perfect sear marks is to know how hot your grill gets. Let’s break this thing down so you can see how easy this is going to be. This is getting easy, you know what is next. GRILLED LOBSTER TAILS. Heat the grill to (500 degrees), and scrub it with a wire brush if it's dirty. Once it's clean, spray it with a little oil to keep the filet from sticking to the grill. Once the meat is pulled from the grill, let it rest for ten minutes before serving. This dish is great over rice cooked in broth with a side of green peas. My son will really love this hub 'tho, and will pass it on to him. She’s a cooked to the perfection! Remember the keys to perfectly grilled filet mignon: start with room-temperature steak, heat the grill well, and use a meat thermometer. If it's a lot hotter than 500 degrees it will cook faster. Now that it is on the platter, let it rest again for 2 - 3 minutes (which will now seem like 2 hours!). It will result in a well-done little brick. Go on, leave it alone, move on to the next step! NEVER puncture your steak! I got it used, converted it to natural gas and put new burners in it. Grilling Perfect Steak Instructions. And I say this being a... (oh dear)...uh...well...a vegetarian. Good pairing with Cabernet. The filet is cut from the tenderloin and the average cow only contains 4 – 6 pounds of it, hence the cost. Grill the steak over direct heat for 5 minutes per side or until a nice sear, and then … Also remember to throw in some grilled chicken for those guests or family members that don’t eat red meat. You want to preheat your grill and grill grate, clean the grate well with a grill brush, and finally oil the grate. each. Yum - Steph. Once they are white, spread them in one bank on the side. Tried to download Free meat temp, but it is not Free. Grilled 1 1/2 inch thick filets exactly as directed on this site and had one of the best steaks ever--they came out perfectly medium- rare. They were perfect! Made this last night. I never grilled filets before and was afraid I would ruin them. Heat butter in a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. This allows the juices to re-distribute, so they don't all run out when you slice into that beautiful hunk of beef. Season the steak and prepare the lobster tails. It melted in your mouth! Wonderful instructions. Best. There is nothing worst than a $15 piece of beef jerky. Juice and zest of 1 lemon. To be sure of the temperature, use an instant-read thermometer (I use a Thermapen that's used in labs). Getting the meat to room temperature will help it cook evenly. Fish N' Tails Oyster BarA Friendly Neighborhood Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar Great lunch specials, fresh fish, full bar, excellent service, reasonable prices, and a great atmosphere with outdoor patio await you at this new local hot spot. Getting perfect crisscrosses on the steak takes a little practice. Perfectly cooked filet mignon should be pink from edge to edge, moist and delicious. These classic variations will come out delicious on the grill if you follow the instructions above. Combine the ingredients for the garlic thyme butter in a bowl and pour over the halibut. I appreciate your skills in presenting it, even though I am a vegetarian and do not eat non-veg. From the pics, it looks like you're using a CharBroil series gas grill. The meat will likely taste delicious, but it won't have the perfect presentation. Awesome simple delicious way to cook your steaks!!! Good useful info in this hub Paul. Preheat your grill (these taste great on a charcoal grill or a good ol’ gas grill) to 375 degrees F. Make the garlic butter. Pan-fry monkfish fillets along with marinade for five minutes on each side, or until the color turns from translucent white to solid white. When you flip the steaks, turn them 90 degrees, to get a new, intersecting set of lines. Using a pair of tongs, place the steak on the grill (it must be hot enough to make it sizzle right off) over high heat and close the lid. Check out some of our other grilling recipes to get more ideas for your next cookout, including chicken. I was wondering however why there so many people who raved, yet gave one flame. Small fillets work best for this so the bacon wraps completely around the steak. Many purists think it's sacrilegious to pierce a steak with a thermometer, for fear of losing all the succulent juices. Answer: Since the thickness of tenderloins vary, it’s best to use an internal meat thermometer instead of a clock to get a perfect internal temperature. He is currently grilling and smoking on a Komodo Kamado Ultimate 23. Figure another 4-5 minutes after you flip the tail. Question: How long should a 10 lb loaf of tenderloin cook on a 5ft smoker with a fire box? Moooooo! I add a small dollop of butter to the top after the flip. Over a glass of wine or two, I've heard long histories and passionate pleas to describe bbq vs grilling. Very easy to make don’t be afraid just follow the directions . Grill flesh side down for approximately 5-7 minutes, then flip. Sorry Dad, that’s not true for steak…. If you’re cooking fish fillets, place them in a well-greased grill basket (Weber Deluxe Grilling Basket, $21.99, Amazon). I am using 6-8 oz. You paid a lot for this filet, give it some credit that it is going to hold it's own in the taste department. Set the barbecue up to the lowest temperature possible (250 degrees) and grill the meat low and slow. served with some bernaise sauce. Paul Edmondson (author) from Burlingame, CA on May 29, 2017: If it's at 125 degrees, pull it and let it rest. for 45 min, so I added a minute to the grilling times. Paul is a barbecue enthusiast. Fillet steaks can be grilled or fried, served simply with sea salt and black pepper or with a sauce such as a Béarnaise, peppercorn or mushroom. Before you even touch that steak, let’s look at what you should never, ever do to that poor juicy steak. I cook it twice on each side, turning the steak three times total. Easy Grilled Lobster Tails for Two (20 minutes) • Zona Cooks Use an internal meat thermometer and pull it at 120 degrees. Voted up & useful. IMPS (Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications) and NAMP (North American Meat Processors) numbers, which are the same, typically are used by foodservice operators (including restaurants) when purchasing wholesale beef from meat processors. Make sure the barbecue grate is fully heated before grilling. In a pinch, a cast iron skillet can turn out an amazing filet mignon, as well. Only put fresh ground pepper on them. Thank you SO much! Using your fingers, gently pry the meat from the shell, keeping it attached at the … Question: For medium rare filet mignon, 1.25-1.5 inch thick, you say 2.5 min turning 3 times. Seasoning.You paid a lot for this filet, give it some credit that it is going to hold it's own in the taste … So general rule of thumb is, if it looks good enough to eat it usually is.you can use the gilling times and temps as a guide. However, get your self an infrared grill and everything changes! Paul Edmondson (author) from Burlingame, CA on January 25, 2012: Pan fried steak is underestimated. Paul Edmondson (author) from Burlingame, CA on December 11, 2011: The grill is a kenmore. I am now a grilled filet queen thanks to you! Thanks!! After about 2 minutes (for medium-rare, a little more for Medium), lift, turn your steak 90 degrees and then set it back down for another 3 minutes (again, for medium-rare, a little more if you have to have it more done). I have some hickory chips as well. We have one and get to use it quite a bit during the Spring, Summer and early Fall. The best way is to use a meat thermometer. Paul, I feel that this Hub would benefit a lot with a video or two! Less IS more when grilling filet mignon. And I even voted up and across the board as it is so well done with the photos and all. Once it's clean, spray it with a little oil to keep the filet from sticking to the grill. Remove it and set it on a plate or platter and leave it alone. Cooking lobster tails on the grill is also a great technique because you can add the grill lines on your lobster tails for an added effect for your guests. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Barbecue. The very best way to ensure proper doneness is by using an instant-read meat thermometer. One of the most important steps is resting the filets at room temperature for 30 or so minutes. Try a less expensive cut of meat next time. Now, it's time to enjoy your dinner. I have used these instructions numerous times, and my filet is ALWAYS perfect!! I threw these babies on the grill and within a minute all of the boys were enthralled- I believe I even saw one of them forget to respect women for a brief moment. David Taylor from UK on December 08, 2011: Great hub, and the pictures are just making my mouth water. So there is no need to panic, filet mignon is such a prime cut of meat that it is very easy to grill a masterpiece, especially if you purchase high quality and all-natural filets. Basting lobster tails with herbs and butter 6 tablespoons soft butter, or olive oil. I try to keep it simple. We love to grill steaks, turkey burgers, chicken, seafood and veggies. So they continue to grill and to avoid one side getting too done, they continue to flip the meat. This raises the temperature of the meat … This plays havoc on the juices inside so we need to give it some time to collect itself. Grill the steaks over direct medium heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 11 to 13 minutes for medium rare, turning once (if flare-ups occur, move the steaks temporarily over indirect heat). Stuff with about a tablespoon of blue cheese. Started as a standard sunday cracking open a cold one with the boys. Never put filet mignon directly out of the refrigerator onto the grill because the steak won't cook evenly. Perfect Filets tonight. Your beautiful filet has been through a traumatic experience. If you want medium rare filet, pull it at 120 to 125 degrees. In that light, why would someone rave then give only one flame? good recipe however the picture shows a filet wrapped in bacon, I haven’t tried this yet, but it makes sense to keep it simple. My grill is on a balcony where it’s a little windy…I did remove the drip plate and finally git it to work properly, but I had to close the grill for 6 minutes to get it to heat up. Enjoyed your hub. I told you that was easy! I like a 1 ¼ to 1 ½ inch thick that will be 6-8 ozs. I am a huge fan of grilled steak, and you've covered some great tips here. How do we know when its time to throw the steaks on? While most fish are too lean and delicate to go directly on the grill, salmon is well-suited to high-heat cooking. Less seasoning, less grilling time, less flipping, less poking and prodding…you get the point. Filet mignon is the king of beef. Paul Edmondson (author) from Burlingame, CA on December 09, 2011: I have a video, but waiting till vids can be added to hubs. 60°c. Thank you so much for sharing this. Season the steak with salt and pepper, and make a small slit in the side of the fillet about two inches wide that reaches past the center point of the steak. Repeat Step 5 on this side now! Answer: It's a question of how hot the smoker is. WELL, the filets tasted like they were done in a restaurant….SO tender and delicious! It's pretty nice. My buddy has an infrared grill that probably gets up to 1000 degrees. Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on February 08, 2017: Very great recipe guide with an elaborative instruction and for cooking the recipe in a perfect manner. on January 05, 2012: Hey Paul - All of your hubs are awesome and this one is no exception. It will be delicious. Filet mignon needs to be grilled (that is, seared) at a high temperature. Question: We are going to the mountains to camp where a Weber grill is provided. Thank you for sharing this useful and informative recipe Hub. Notice how the flames are extending toward the grill and almost touching the steaks. A good cast iron skillet will get much hotter than your barbecue and sear the steak faster for more moisture retention. https://grillinfools.com/blog/2012/08/06/grilled-beef-tenderloin-tails When grilling filet mignon (and almost any other grilled steak for that matter), less is definitely more. 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