I tend to make filet mignon for special occasions. I prefer a simple preparation with a highly flavored herb butter sauce for the best result. The herb butter sauce can be prepared in advance and used when needed.
6 Filet Mignon Steaks (5-6 oz. each & about 1” thick)
Salt & Pepper
Herb Butter: 1 Stick of Butter (at room temperature), 2 Tbsp. Fresh Thyme, 2 Tbsp. Fresh Rosemary, Chopped
Season the filet mignon steaks liberally with salt and pepper and let sit until they reach room temperature (about 5-10 minutes). Meanwhile, combine the room temperature butter with the fresh thyme and the chopped rosemary. Set aside. Preheat the broiler and cook the steaks to desired doneness, about 3 minutes per side for medium rare. Remove from the oven and top with approx. 1 tablespoon of the herb butter. Serve warm. Note: Rare (115-120 degrees F), Medium Rare (125-130 degrees F), Medium (130-140 degrees F).