When grilling filet mignon, less is definitely more. You will need less seasoning, less flipping, less cooking time, and less poking and proding. Filet mignon is a prime cut of meat that is easy to grill into a masterpiece. Below are a few tips for grilling filet mignon to ensure that every filet turns out perfectly.
You should never close the lid to the grill when grilling steak. The steak can quickly burn and dry out when closed in the grill. Keep the lid open for best results.
Never cook the steak too long. It is easier to throw it back on the grill if it’s not done enough than to have a $15 ruined steak on your hands.
Grilling filet mignon requires direct heat. Fire up the grill and keep it at the highest setting.
Using tongs, never anything sharp that will puncture your steak, put your steaks on the grill and then do NOTHING for at least two minutes. After about two minutes turn your steak 90 degrees and then set it back down for three more minutes. This just gives your steak those cool looking grill marks.
After a total of five minutes, flip the steak for the one and only time it will get flipped. Leave it alone for two more minutes.
Now it’s time to take the steak off the grill and let it rest. Give it 2-3 minutes to rest. This lets the the juice redistribute.
Grilling filet mignon is not difficult, but it does take a little bit of know-how to ensure you get a great tasting steak that has been grilled to perfection.