Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Last Updated on September 19, 2023
Buttery tender sous vide filet mignon is incredibly easy to achieve. Flavorful aromatics slowly flavor the steak and is quickly seared for a perfect crust.
Utensils Dinner
Globe New American
7
ingredients
8
steps
75
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
2
2
filet mignon steaks, about 2-inches thick
4-6
fresh rosemary or thyme sprigs
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp
grapeseed, avocado or canola oil
2 tbsp
butter
2
garlic cloves, crushed
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Directions 8 steps | 75 Minutes

Step 1

Heat the sous vide water bath to 130-132°F. Place the filet mignon steaks in a vacuum sealer bag or in a gallon-sized freezer zip lock bag. Evenly distribute the sprigs of rosemary or thyme across the filet mignon steaks. (See notes 1.)

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe: 
Heat the sous vide water bath to 130-132°F.
Step 2

Use a vacuum sealer to remove the air and seal the bag. (See notes 2.)

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe: Use a vacuum sealer to remove the air and seal the bag.
Step 3

Submerge the vacuum-sealed filet mignon into the sous vide water bath. Let the filet mignon cook for 1-3 hours.

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe: 
Submerge the vacuum-sealed filet mignon into the sous vide water bath.
Step 4

When ready, remove the vacuum-sealed bag from the water and extract the filet mignon steaks from the bag.

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe: When ready, remove the vacuum-sealed bag from the water and extract the filet mignon steaks from the bag.
Step 5

Discard the rosemary or thyme. Pat the filet mignon steaks dry with a paper towel. Season with kosher salt and pepper.

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe: Discard the rosemary or thyme.
Step 6

Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Heat the oil until the oil shimmers and a few wisps of smoke come off of the pan. Add the butter, garlic and the steaks, searing them in batches, about 1 minute per side until deep golden brown.

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe: 
Heat a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Step 7

While searing, tilt the pan towards you and use a spoon to continuously baste the steaks with the butter. Use a tong to sear the edges of the steaks.

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe: 
While searing, tilt the pan towards you and use a spoon to continuously baste the steaks with the butter.
Step 8

Serve immediately with a side of mashed potatoes or a fresh salad. Enjoy!

Sous Vide Filet Mignon Recipe: Serve immediately with a side of mashed potatoes or a fresh salad.

Notes:

  1. Cooking at 132°F will result in medium-rare filet mignon. I prefer this temperature not only because of the texture of the resulting dish but also because it gives a little wiggle room for not overcooking the steak when it is seared at the end.
    1. Increase the temperature of the sous vide water bath to 135-144°F for medium and 145-155°F for medium-well. 
  2. No vacuum sealer? No problem. Use the water displacement method:
    1. Fill a large bowl with cool water. 
    2. Zip most of the zip lock bag, leaving a 1-inch opening in a corner. 
    3. Slowly submerge the zip lock bag, leaving the corner with the opening for last. The water should push the air out as you submerge it deeper. 
    4. Once you get to the corner of the bag, zip it completely and submerge the entire bag. The bag should sink to the bottom of the bowl.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
684
FAT
57.9 g
PROTEIN
35.9 g
CARBS
4 g
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Fred M.

Fred

24 Aug 2022

The tenderness of the steak was unparallel!

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