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Best Sauces for Filet Mignon

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The Fall is a great time for foodies…and in my opinion the season with the strongest “food profile”.  Sage & brown butter, caramelized apples, sage, cinnamon…and of course, Thanksgiving, the mother of all food holidays, make the season a great time to be cooking…and eating.

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Easy and Spooky Halloween Soup Recipes

Halloween is a gift to the creative chef.  There are a billion options for themed recipes…ghosts, ghouls, witches, pumpkins and the like, it’s amazing how creative people can get. 

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How to Make Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

While I’m a fan of wrapping just about anything in bacon (a shoe wrapped in bacon would probably taste great), bacon wrapped filet mignon is a particularly good match. Filet is cut from the beef tenderloin, which is a very tender cut of meat, but also very lean. In fact, it’s only slightly fattier than chicken.

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How to Cook a Whole Chicken

Everyone should know how to cook a whole chicken, for two reasons. First, and quite simply, it’s a great meal. You get the benefits of both light and dark meat. Done right, the chicken is more moist and tender than cooking pieces separately. And it’s super impressive to your guests, so you look like an all-star.

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How to Buy Filet Mignon

So….you’ve decided to cook up a juicy, tender, flavorful Filet Mignon. Obviously, the first thing you need to do make your way to your favorite purveyor of this most tender of steaks, and plunk down what is likely to be a fair amount of your hard-earned money.

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The Fastest Way to Roast a Whole Chicken

Perhaps my all time favorite way to cook chicken is simply whole roasted. The different cuts provide different flavors and textures, from the salty, fatty skin, to the tender juicy white meat of the breast, to the “tear flesh off the bone” wings and legs…there is something for everyone.  And roasting a whole chicken is actually pretty easy (at least with the right techniques and practice).

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How to Grill Chicken Legs

Ah the Mighty Drumstick. If you’re a fan of meat on the bone, then you’ve gotta be a fan of the chicken leg. They have a ton of flavor, are tender and juicy and just look really cool! They are also perfect for slow cooking on the grill over the open flame. Because of the bone itself, chicken legs need to be cooked a bit differently than boneless chicken breasts or thighs.

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The Secrets to UN-Sucky Chicken Breasts

Let’s face it, boneless skinless chicken breasts, perhaps single most common meat on the American dinner plate, often taste like crap. They can dry out easily. They can be tough. Or if they aren’t tough, they’re often flappy and chewy.  And they can taste like cardboard.

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How to Cook Beef Tenderloin

To cook the perfect beef tenderloin, it helps to know a bit about the cut of meat itself. The tenderloin is a long, cylinder shaped muscle that runs along the spine (one on each side) of the cow. It’s the muscle that Filet Mignon are cut from. Because of its location (far from the legs), is does relatively little work, which is one of the main reasons it’s such a tender cut of meat.

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How to Grill Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs are perhaps, the most under-appreciated cut of the whole bird. Understandably, chicken breasts are the goto for the majority of people, but they are actually much harder to cook well. Thighs have more natural flavor to them, and are more “forgiving” for the home cook. They are less likely to dry out and become tough.

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How Long do you Cook Filet Mignon

Perhaps the most common steak question I get is “How long should I cook Filet Mignon?” 

The short, but likely inaccurate answer, is “about 10-12 minutes”.

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How to Grill a Perfect Filet Mignon

Filet Mignon is often considered the greatest steak cut of them all. It’s unmatched in tenderness. Has a somewhat mild flavor, compared to other cuts, and when cooked right, it nearly guaranteed to please. I’ll frequently cook my filet in the oven, but once it gets warm enough, it’s time to bring the Filets out to the Grill.

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