How do I grill a filet mignon

Which spices, side dishes and marinades go well with beef fillet?

Good meat has a very delicate taste of its own, so it doesn't really need a marinade - seasoning it with a little salt and freshly ground pepper at the end creates the pure taste experience. But of course there are very tasty variants: If you love marinades, then make them yourself, like our simple marinade, in three different variants. Note: When buying meat, do without ready-marinated goods, because low-quality meat with a high percentage of fat is often used for this. The marinade also often tastes like it comes off an assembly line.

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After the beef fillet comes off the grill juicy, there's nothing wrong with seasoning it with steak pepper or salt. A little herb butter can also intensify the taste of the meat. When grilling, it depends on the core temperature. Before the fillet is put on the grill, you should inform your guests about the desired cooking state so that you can achieve the perfect cooking time. In the "Rare" condition, the core temperature varies between 48 and 52 degrees during grilling, in the "Medium Rare" condition between 52 and 55 degrees. For a “medium” grilled fillet steak you need a core temperature of 55 to 59 degrees and for a “well done”, that is, 60 to 62 degrees to get a well-cooked result.

French fries, mashed potatoes, jacket potatoes, buttered vegetables, asparagus, carrots, rice, fennel or delicious salads are ideal side dishes.

On the charcoal grill for the perfect steak

As soon as the charcoal is well drawn through and the embers glow red, the piece of meat comes on the grill. So that it gets enough heat, move the grate a little closer to the coals. You can check the core temperature with a meat thermometer and adjust the grid as required. Ideally, the fillet only stays on the grill for two to five minutes and is only turned once or twice with meat tongs. This is the only way to create the delicious crust that will make your guests' mouth water when they look at it.

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