Pan Seared Filet Mignon


By Kendall-Jackson on August 14th, 2013

in Recipes

Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 0:10
Cooking Time: 0:05

4 (3 to 4 oz.) filets

1 Tbsp. rice or other neutral flavored oil

1 tsp. kosher salt

½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. unsalted butter

3 thyme sprigs

2 garlic cloves, peeled

Sea salt, for finishing


Remove filets from refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Heat oil in a large cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel to remove any moisture.  

Evenly season with salt and pepper and carefully add to pan. Sear for 2 minutes without disturbing the pan. Flip steaks and sear an additional 2 minutes. Add butter, thyme and garlic to pan. Using a spoon, baste the steaks for 1 additional minute.  

Remove steaks to a plate and sprinkle with sea salt. Cover with aluminum foil and let rest for 5 minutes.