Easy Grilled Filet Mignon Dinner with Herb Butter

Fire up the grill for a delicious, tender, melt-in-your-mouth Grilled Filet Mignon and vegetable skewer dinner topped with a homemade herb butter to take it all up a notch. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TheFreshMarket #TFMGetGrilling #CollectiveBias This content is intended for readers who are 21 and over.

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Summer means delicious outdoor grilling, easy dinners and relaxed dining. I don’t know about you but the less cooking I have to do inside during our hot Florida weather the better. It means the house stays cool and I don’t have to spend time cleaning up afterwards. That’s a win-win for me!

Grilled Filet Mignon sliced 2

Having just returned from vacation, and still in vacation mode, my husband and I wanted to enjoy a really nice dinner before reality set in. When we discussed what to fix we both agreed on a grilled filet mignon, USDA prime is the most tender with the richest flavor, with some skewered vegetables we could add to the grill with the steak. And what better place to find the perfect piece of USDA prime filet mignon than our local store, The Fresh Market. (Just look at that gorgeous beef!)

Grilled Filet Mignon steaks

It’s become one of my favorite places to shop for quality ingredients. And, believe it or not, my husband even likes stopping on his way home from work to see what prepared foods they have on hand when he knows I’ve been too busy to think about dinner.  The Fresh Market near us opened about 2 years ago and I fell in love my first trip there.

They have a fantastic selection of prime meats, grass-fed beef, organic chickens and fresh seafood which always makes it hard to choose what I want to fix for dinner. And when time is really short, my husband dashes in and picks one of their skewers of meat and vegetables. We’ve tried their Creole Chicken Skewer, Carne Asada Steak Skewer and Feisty Rubbed Shrimp Skewer and love every one. They take just 10-15 minutes or so on the grill and voila – dinner’s on the table. You can check out here to see where the nearest The Fresh Market is to you.

The Fresh Market Meat Display

They also have a gorgeous produce section, with a wide range of both organic and local seasonal vegetables and fruit. I like that they have cut-up vegetables ready to make your own skewers as well as zucchini noodles for a quick “pasta” dinner.

The Fresh Market produce section

With our decision made we were ready to enjoy a little time outside and make some hot-off-the-grill deliciousness. This grilled filet mignon dinner is super easy to pull together and, with the help of a double stuffed potato from The Fresh Market’s prepared food section, we had it all under control. Check out the easy steps on how to prepare the perfect grilled filet mignon with fresh herb butter and a side of skewered vegetables that I topped with a lemon herb butter.

How To Make Grilled Filet Mignon with Herb Butter

Prepare herb butter first. This can be made up to a week ahead of time and used on all sorts of meat, fish and vegetables.

Herb Butter with Fresh Market Herbs

Chop a selection of fresh herbs. I used rosemary, thyme, parsley, basil, sage and oregano as well as a little minced shallot and garlic.

Herb Butter prep

Add to 2 sticks of softened butter then make into a roll and place in plastic wrap in refrigerator to firm up.

Chilled Herb Butter roll

While butter is chilling, arrange filet mignon on a plate and sprinkle both sides with coarse salt. Cover and set in refrigerator for several hours. This step will help the cells retain water and guarantee a juicy steak. (This is an optional step if you have the time.)

Grilled Filet Mignon salted

Twenty minutes prior to grilling, remove steaks from refrigerator, pat dry, sprinkle them with another round of coarse salt and grind a little pepper over them. Let them sit on the counter to bring them to room temperature.

Grilled Filet Mignon grilling

Heat the grill to a temperature between 450-500 degrees. Grill steaks for 4-6 minutes per side depending on thickness. My husband likes to use a thermometer so the meat comes out perfect every time. For medium-rare, ’cause why would you overcook a delicious piece of steak like this, take off the grill when the temperature reaches 125 degrees.

Grilled Filet Mignon resting with herb butter

Top each filet mignon with a 1/4″ slice of herb butter and let rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat. Now slice into that tender, moist, perfectly cooked prime filet mignon and your mouth will just water!

Grilled Filet Mignon sliced

Now take a bite. It will melt like butter in your mouth!

Grilled Filet Mignon bite

How To Make Fresh Vegetable Skewers with Lemon Herb Butter

Adding skewers of fresh vegetables to this delicious grilled filet mignon dinner adds almost no time at all to the preparation. If you purchase a package of vegetables that are already cut up and ready to go all you have to do is skewer them. If not, choose your favorite vegetables, such as zucchini, yellow squash, onion, mushrooms and bell peppers, cut them up and thread on skewer.

Vegetable Skewers prep

Brushing them with a lemon herb butter prior to grilling gives them a zip of flavor and helps retain moistness as they sear quickly on the outside. All you need to do is  cut off 1/3 of the herb butter roll you are using for the steak, place in a microwave safe bowl, add 1 Tablespoon lemon juice, and melt in microwave for 30 seconds.

Vegetable Skewers brushed with butter

Brush skewers with butter and place on hot grill when you begin cooking steak. Turn 1/4 turn every 2-3 minutes until all sides are seared.

Serve alongside grilled filet mignon and a deliciously cheesy double baked potato.

Grilled Filet Mignon dinner with vegetable skewers

This meal is not only quick and easy for a weeknight meal but is delicious enough for entertaining too. I serve mine with a deep, rich Cabernet Sauvignon that pairs perfectly with beef. The Fresh Market has a special section I always check out, with wines that are rated at 90 points and above, all price at under $20. You can’t beat that!

The Fresh Market wine display

I also like to add a little color to the table with a bouquet of flowers from their floral department. Their selection covers everything from prepared bouquets, to single variety packs so you can put together your own floral arrangements, to potted plants, herbs and gorgeous orchids.

The Fresh Market floral section

Dinner was a success! We oohed and aahed over the prime filet mignon, relaxed, had minimal clean up, and thoroughly enjoyed our last evening of vacation.

Grilled Filet Mignon dinner

Love to grill like we do? Check out The Fresh Market’s grilling page here for more grilling inspiration and ideas!

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GRILLED FILET MIGNON WITH HERB BUTTER
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Fire up the grill for a delicious, tender, melt-in-your-mouth Grilled Filet Mignon and vegetable skewer dinner topped with a homemade herb butter to take it all up a notch. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keywords: dinner, filet mignon, grilling, herb butter, recipe, steak, vegetable skewers
Servings: 2 -4 servings
Calories: 580 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
Steak
  • 2 USDA prime filet mignons, about ¾ lb. each
  • Salt & pepper
Herb Butter
  • 1 cup butter, (2 sticks) room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon fresh sage, finely chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Skewered Vegetables
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, cut into 1-1/2” square pieces
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1-1/2” square pieces
  • 1 medium zucchini, cut into 1” rounds
  • 1 small yellow squash, cut into 1” rounds
  • 1/2 large sweet onion, cut into wide strips
  • 6-8 oz mushrooms, remove stem and use only cap
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Directions
Herb Butter
  1. Prepare herb butter first. This can be made up to a week ahead of time and used on all sorts of meat, fish and vegetables.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 2 sticks of softened butter with chopped herbs.
  3. Place on a piece of plastic wrap or waxed paper and form into a roll. Wrap tightly and place in refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
Steaks
  1. While butter is chilling, arrange steaks on a plate and sprinkle both sides with a coarse salt. Cover and set in refrigerator for several hours. (This is an optional step if you have the time.)
  2. Twenty minutes prior to grilling, remove steaks from refrigerator, pat dry, sprinkle them with another round of coarse salt and grind a little pepper over them.
  3. Let them sit on the counter to bring them to room temperature.
  4. Preheat the grill to a temperature between 450-500 degrees.
  5. At this point have both the steaks and the skewered vegetables ready to go.
  6. Grill steaks for 4-6 minutes per side depending on thickness. For medium-rare, take off the grill when temperature reaches 125 degrees.
  7. Top each filet mignon with a 1/4" slice of herb butter and let rest for 10 minutes to allow the juices to redistribute throughout the meat.
Skewered Vegetables
  1. Cut off 1/3 of the herb butter and place in microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice and place in microwave for about 30 seconds to melt.
  3. Skewer vegetables alternately on metal skewer. If using wooden skewers, they should be soaked in water for 30 minutes then proceed to skewer vegetables.
  4. Just before placing on grill with steak, brush vegetables on all sides with melted lemon herb butter.
  5. Grill skewers, turning 1/4 turn every 2-3 minutes until all sides are seared.
  6. Serve alongside steak.
Nutrition Facts
GRILLED FILET MIGNON WITH HERB BUTTER
Amount Per Serving
Calories 580 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 119mg 40%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Potassium 1599mg 46%
Total Carbohydrates 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 12g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 41.3%
Vitamin C 178.4%
Calcium 11.8%
Iron 41%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Chris Collins
    07/23/2018 at 2:41 pm

    I love the detail in this post! A filet mignon can be a little spooky to cook sometimes, but after reading this I feel much more confident! Can’t wait to give the recipe a go 🙂

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/24/2018 at 8:27 pm

      Glad I could help. The best advise I can give is to get prime meat and use a thermometer to make sure it isn’t overcooked. Let me know how it works out if you give it a try.

  • Reply
    Renee @ The Good Hearted Woman
    07/23/2018 at 2:44 pm

    Compound butters are so much fun to work with, and they bring so much flavor to the plate. Your filets look marvelous!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/24/2018 at 8:25 pm

      Thanks Renee! I had never tried a compound butter with steak before but it added such a nice flavor that I know I will be making it again.

  • Reply
    Claudia Lamascolo
    07/23/2018 at 2:46 pm

    wow I never have had it like this before but I can tell you by looking at the photos this is a must make mouth watering recipe!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/24/2018 at 8:24 pm

      It was definitely mouthwatering! An exceptional meal that I have to thank my husband for. He grilled it absolutely perfect.

  • Reply
    Catherine
    07/23/2018 at 3:15 pm

    Nothing tops filet mignon! I love the idea of grilling it and that herbed butter. What a divine dinner!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/24/2018 at 8:21 pm

      You are so right! That prime filet was amazing! And the heb butter added just the right touch.

  • Reply
    Pam Greer
    07/23/2018 at 3:39 pm

    Now that is a perfectly grilled steak! I love how you got all this gorgeous food from one amazing store!!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      07/24/2018 at 8:21 pm

      It’s a great store with so many delicious choices. I have yet to find something that I don’t like.

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