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Butter Basted Filet Mignon

Butter Basted
Filet Mignon

Sep 11, 22

Butter Basted Filet Mignon

Butter Basted Filet Mignon

Cook Time: 30 mins
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In the final episode of the Summer Grill Series I cook up something special, butter basted filet mignon. This lean steak is super tender and with some simple techniques can be super delicious!


  • Prime filet mignon steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow squash
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • Oregano (optional)
  • Butter (Irish butter recommended)
  • Thyme sprigs


Preparing the Filet Mignon:
  • Tie up the filet mignon steaks with kitchen twine to help maintain their shape (optional but recommended for presentation).
  • Season the steaks with salt and pepper, don't forget the sides. Allow them to sit for about 15 minutes before grilling.
Preparing the Zucchini and Yellow Squash:
  • Cut the zucchini and yellow squash, length wise.
  • In a small bowl, mix crushed garlic, fresh squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano (if using) to create a vinaigrette. Alternatively, you can use a store-bought marinade.
  • Season the zucchini and yellow squash with salt and pepper, then brush them with the vinaigrette or marinade.
Grilling the Steaks:
  • Fire up the grill.
  • Place the seasoned filet mignon steaks on the grill and sear them until they have a nice charcoal crust.
  • Transfer the seared steaks to a pan and add butter, garlic cloves, and thyme sprigs.
  • Baste the steaks with the melted butter, garlic, and thyme mixture until they are fully cooked to your desired doneness. The internal temperature should reach around 130-140°F for medium to medium-rare. Adjust cooking time based on your preference.
  • Remove the steaks from the pan and let them rest for a few minutes.
Grilling the Zucchini and Yellow Squash:
  • While the steaks are resting, place the zucchini and yellow squash on the grill.
  • Let the vegetables cook until softened and achieve a nice charcoal color, flipping them occasionally. Cooking time may vary, but it typically takes a couple of minutes on each side.
  • After the steaks have rested, slice them into filets.
  • Plate with your grilled veggies and dive in!
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