The filet mignon is probably the most tender cut of steak you can buy from a butcher. But, what makes it so tender? It is because the filet mignon comes from a part of the cow where it doesn’t get much exercise, is non-weight-bearing, and contains only a small amount of connective tissues, which is why this steak is so tender. Unsurprisingly, it is also one of the most expensive. It may sound a little intimidating to grill these delectable steaks at home, but let us share with you how it can become a steak that you will go back to again and again!
Buying Your Fillet Mignon
Go to your local butcher. In Singapore, there’re several reputable butchers like the Huber’s Butchery and The Butcher. Look for or request for those which are well-trimmed, a nice bright red colour with modest marbling steaks. Do ensure that all the steaks you are buying are similar in thickness to ensure a consistent grilling time.
Before Grilling Your BBQ Fillet Mignon
Before hitting the grill, you should remove them from the fridge a couple of hours prior to your BBQ party so they can get as close to room temperature as possible. Thereafter, lightly brush your BBQ meats with olive oil & season them up.
Seasoning Your Fillet Mignon
Filet mignon steaks have little fat, which means little flavour as compared to its counterparts. Therefore, although they are very tender, you still need to season them well in order to get the best out of it. There’re tons of ways to season a filet mignon steak, so choose one that is your favourite! For an extra oomph, we recommend smearing bacon fat on them instead of brushing them with oil as it will give your BBQ meats a hint of smokiness and help you achieve a great sear on them.
Preparing Your BBQ Grill
Now that you are ready to sizzle, preheat your BBQ grill to high heat (approximately 450 – 500 degrees) for 15 minutes and ensure that you have cleaned the grates with a grill brush before laying your delicious filet mignons on the BBQ grill.
Grilling Your Fillet Mignon
Grill your filets over direct high heat with the lid closed as much as possible for 6-8 minutes without flipping it too many times. We recommend doing so just once to ensure that you have an even grill on both sides. Afterwards, move the filets over to indirect heat for another 4-6 minutes or until your desired degree of doneness. If you’re not a pro at deciphering when it’s done, you may wish to use a thermometer to ensure perfect results every time. You certainly don’t want to overcook this special cut of meat. When they’re ready, remove your BBQ filets from the grill, and allow them to rest for a few minutes to allow the juices to reabsorb back into the filet.
Yes, we’ve got to admit that filet mignons are expensive, but grilling filet mignon at home is a fraction of the price than eating at a steak house! Does BBQing fillet mignons still seem like a daunting task to you? Fret not when you have our professional chefs here to take over your job! Simply leave these messy tasks to us by choosing the Omakase option and indicate your preferences. Our friendly staff will take it from there while you sit back and chill with your guests. What are you waiting for? Contact us to book now!