How to Grill Filet MignonFilet mignon is a sophisticated cut of beef that requires little fanfare to transform into a delicious and elegant meal. It's also low in fat and fast and easy to prepare. While many people might feel inclined to reserve these choice steaks for special occasions, once you know how to grill filet mignon, you'll discover it's a perfect choice any night you want to treat yourself to something special, even when you're short on time.
Flavored with an herb marinade and paired with grilled kebabs of fresh summer vegetables such as zucchini and cherry tomatoes, this recipe is both colorful and tasty. Plus, what could be a more relaxing way to unwind after a long day than pouring a favorite beverage and soaking up some time outdoors while dinner cooks on the grill?
Hi, I'm Kristina with recipe.com, and today we are making grilled filet mignon with vegetable kebabs. It's great for summer and perfect for entertaining. For your ingredients, here's what you're going to need: 1 lemon that's been zested and juiced, 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, a half teaspoon of salt, and a quarter teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. Here, I have 16 cherry tomatoes, 10 ounces of white mushrooms that have been stemmed, 1 medium zucchini that you have lengthwise and then slice into 1 inch pieces and a small red onion cut into wedges. Finally, you'll need 4 filet mignon steaks. These are about a 1-1/2 to 2 inches thick. Let's put together the marinade. Start with your lemon zest, and the juice, olive oil, oregano, and salt and pepper. Combine all these together and now I'm gonna remove 2 tablespoons of the mixture. To this bowl, I'm going to add the tomatoes, the mushrooms, zucchini, and the red onion and I'm just gonna toss it all to coat the vegetables. Now, we get to thread the vegetables onto the skewers. Take 1 at a time and get each of those vegetables on there. This turns out really colorful and healthy. I'll continue threading the vegetables on the skewers until all of them look just this. I'm gonna take the reserved marinade and drizzle it over the steak and over the kebabs. The grill is fired up on high and ready to go. I'm gonna put the steaks on there about 4 to 6 minutes on each side for medium done this and then put the vegetable skewers on there, but those I'm gonna watch and turn frequently throughout the cooking time. Let's check out this meat. Oh, it's looking good. Now, you can see that I moved the kebabs to the top rack because they finished a little bit sooner than the steaks did. Okay, let's get these steaks off of the grill and onto our platter. Vegetables look gorgeous. I love grilled vegetables. Nice char on there. It doesn't get much better than this perfectly cooked gorgeous filet mignon, skewers of grilled vegetables on the side. Dinner is served. That's grilled filet mignon with vegetable kebabs. Thanks for watching. For more great recipes and savings, visit us at recipe.com.
What You'll Need
- 1 lemon, zested and juiced
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 16 cherry tomatoes
- 10 ounces white mushrooms, stemmed
- 1 medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and sliced into 1-inch pieces
- 1 small red onion, cut into wedges
- 1 pound filet mignon steak, 1 1/2 to 2 inches thick, cut into 4 pieces
Step By Step
Preheat grill to high.
Combine lemon zest, lemon juice, oil, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the marinade in a small bowl. Add tomatoes, mushrooms, zucchini and onion to the remaining marinade; toss well to coat. Thread the vegetables onto eight 10-inch skewers. Drizzle the vegetables and steak with the reserved marinade.
Grill the steak 4 to 6 minutes per side for medium. Grill the vegetable kebabs, turning frequently, until tender and lightly charred, 8 to 12 minutes total. Remove the vegetables from the skewers and serve with the steak.
Equipment: Eight 10-inch skewers
Tip: When using wooden skewers, wrap the exposed parts with foil to keep them from burning. (Contrary to conventional wisdom, soaking skewers in water doesn't protect them.)
From the first succulent bite to the last, you'll want to savor every morsel. Once you master how to grill filet mignon, you can easily recreate the experience time and time again. Grilling filet mignon will make your guests feel treasured, and turn an ordinary day into a special occasion.