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Steakology 101: Filet Mignon


With its delicate fork-tender texture and elegant mild flavor, Omaha Steaks Filet Mignon is a truly unique steak that begs to be savored.


The People’s Steak

You know the term Filet Mignon if you know steak. And if you don’t? You know it anyway. That’s because, since author O. Henry used this French term to describe a celebratory tenderloin steak in his 1906 novel The Four Million, it’s become the go-to steak for anyone seeking a magnificent dining experience.


Why So Tender?

Filet Mignon is extremely tender. Indeed, the Filet ranks highest in tenderness on Omaha Steaks signature tenderness and flavor scale. The secret to this steak’s distinctive texture lay in its origins — the tenderloin. Due to its location on the animal, the tenderloin remains relatively unused before being processed as beef. Inactivity keeps the muscle from growing too tough through repetitive movement.


You Can’t Go Wrong

Possibilities are endless when it comes to the Filet, and that’s one of the many reasons we love it. Filet Mignon’s mild flavor and extreme tenderness make it an ideal companion for rich toppings. Wine-based sauces, blue cheese butters, and mushroom sauteés are all surefire ways to make your Filet Mignon an extra-special treat.


Filet Mignon Recipes & Cooking Tips:

How to Pan-Sear the Perfect Filet Mignon
Pan Seared Filet Mignon with Red Wine Peppercorn Reduction and Classic Au Gratin Potatoes
Curry Crusted Filet and Strip Steak with Roasted Red Pepper Chimichurri

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in August 2016 and has been updated for freshness and comprehensiveness.

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