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Filet Mignon Marinade

Easy Recipes for Irresistibly Delectable Filet Mignon Marinade

Meat recipes assume a different, almost heavenly flavor when the meat is marinated well before cooking. Check out the following filet mignon marinade recipes to add some punch to your regular steak!
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Marinades are a great way to introduce seasonings to a dish and tenderize the texture for that purpose. Filet mignon marinades can be made using a variety of ingredients and combinations thereof to impart distinctive flavors and tenderize the steak for better cooking. Marination is no alien term for culinary aficionados. For those who have recently discovered their penchant for cooking but are yet to call the kitchen their playground, marination is the process where you soak the meat in an acidic liquid, seasoned with various spices and salt, for sometime before embarking upon the actual cooking process.

Yes, you're right if you guessed that soaking meat this way allows the flavor of the seasonings to permeate into the flesh and releases better taste and aroma when cooked on heat. However, marination has another purpose besides imparting flavor to the dish - the acidity and brine content of the liquid dissolves tough tissues and help tender the flesh for a better texture and enable better penetration of heat and seasonings. Why, even pickling recipes involve an intense marination process for tendering the pickle ingredients and soaking them in spicy overtones! Coming back to marinating filet mignon, no roasted or grilled filet mignon recipe is complete unless the steak undergoes a few minutes of marination in a well seasoned marinade. Therefore, let's check out a couple of marinade recipes for filet mignon that would make for some great grilled or roasted steak dinners.

Filet Mignon Marinade for Grilling/Roasting

Check out the following marinade recipes for filet mignon and try each of them out to discover how versatile you can get with that steak. One word of caution though - do not marinate the filet mignon for more than 10-15 minutes if you are using citrus or acidic ingredients in your marinade as this might make the texture of the steak unappealingly mushy.

Citrus Filet Mignon Marinade

Ingredients
  • Lime Juice - 2 tablespoonfuls
  • Wine Vinegar - 2 tablespoonfuls
  • Canned Chipotle Chilies - 4-6 finely chopped
  • Oregano - 4 teaspoonfuls
  • Garlic - 4-6 cloves finely chopped
  • Ground Cumin - 1 teaspoonful
  • Orange Juice - 1 cup
  • Salt - 1 teaspoonful
  • Pepper - 1 teaspoonful
Method of Preparation
  • Mix all the above ingredients together and cover the steak with it.
  • Let the marinated steak stand for about 15 minutes to allow the seasonings release their flavor and aroma under the influence of the citrus juices and vinegar and get seeped into the meat.
  • Prepare the grill and roast away to glory!
Wine 'n' Vinegar Marinade

Ingredients
  • Red Wine - ½ cup
  • Worcestershire Sauce - 3-5 tablespoonfuls
  • Balsamic Vinegar - 2-4 tablespoonfuls
  • Garlic - 4-6 cloves finely chopped
  • Salt - 1 teaspoonful
  • Pepper - ½ teaspoonful
Method of Preparation
  • Mix all ingredients together and soak the tenderloin in this marinade.
  • Put the entire preparation into the refrigerator as the marinade wine content may turn sour or acrid if kept in room temperature, ruining the flavor of the meat.
  • Turn the filet mignon over in the marinade and allow each side to soak for 15 minutes.
  • Grill and serve hot alongside baked potatoes!
Red Wine 'n' Herbs Marinade for Filet Mignon

Ingredients
  • Red Wine - 750 ml
  • Onion - 1, finely chopped
  • Carrot - 1, finely chopped
  • Parsley - 4-6 springs
  • Thyme - 4-6 springs
  • Whole Black Peppercorns - 1 teaspoonful
  • Bay Leaf - 1
Method of Preparation
  • Add all the above ingredients to a saucepan made of a neutral or non reactive material.
  • Bring to boil on a high flame and continue boiling for 4-6 minutes.
  • Remove from flame and allow it to cool.
  • Immerse the filet mignon in the marinade and let the mixture stand for about 30 minutes.
  • Pan grill for best results
Use these marinade recipes for filet mignon to cook up some of the most delectable filet mignon dishes. If you know how to cook filet mignon, then you must be well aware of the importance of a good marinade in the entire preparation process. A sinful intimacy between a fine tenderloin steak and a provocative marinade only results in the most tongue tempting seduction of a dish when this relationship passes through the fire of the grill and lands on your plate. The best tribute you can pay this evergreen gustatory love story is to attack it with all your steak-and-potatoes instinct!
Black Peppercorns
Balsamic Vinegar
oregano with green oregano leaves