Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Compound Butter


Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Compound Butter

Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Compound Butter

Derrick Riches and Sabrina Baksh
The perfect filet mignon recipe for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Anniversaries. These filets are grilled to perfection then topped with a delicious herb and black pepper compound butter. Absolutely fantastic!
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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine American, American Food
Servings 4 people
Calories 552 kcal


  • 4 filet mignon about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches thick
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • For compound butter:
  • 1/2 cup butter room temperature--do not melt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • Plastic wrap about 12 inches long


  • For compound butter:
  • Combine softened butter with thyme leaves remaining butter ingredients.
  • Scoop out onto the plastic wrap and carefully roll one side of plastic wrap, creating a cylindrical shape out of the butter.
  • Twist the ends of plastic and fold under the body of the sealed butter.
  • Place into the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before using. Butter mixture will last for a week if stored covered in the fridge.
  • Preheat grill for high heat. Brush olive oil onto both sides of each filet. Season both sides of filet mignon with salt and black pepper.
  • Place steaks on the grill and cook 5 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the cut and preferred doneness. I recommend an internal temperature between 135-145 degrees F--medium-rare or medium. Reduce heat if needed. Once cooked to your liking, remove steaks from the grill and let them rest for five minutes. Top with 1 inch thick slices of compound butter and serve with your favorite sides.
  • -Please note that you can swap out the thyme for another fresh herb such as Italian parsley, basil, oregano, or rosemary. You can also omit the black pepper entirely from the butter.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 552kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 32gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 842mgPotassium: 589mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 228IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Anniversary recipes, filet mignon, grill beef tenderloin, grilled fillet mignon, Mother's Day recipe, steak recipes, Valentine's Day recipes
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