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    Default Help with Birthday Meal - Filet Mignon

    Greetings, my fellow food-o-philes.

    I'm planning on preparing some Filet Mignon in a couple of days for my best friend's birthday. I already have a recipe for it, but I was hoping some of you may help me out with any tips or personal variations you may have, also what you'd use to accompany it and what kind of wine to go with the meal.

    She already loves my cooking, but it's still meant to impress, so as long as it can be found in a local supermarket, feel free to suggest anything. And I mean anything.

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    Default Re: Help with Birthday Meal - Filet Mignon

    I'm not confident or knowledgeable enough to help you sorry (normally I'd just say fry it up with some garlic and onions but obviously this is someone's birthday not my quick dinner xD) but I just wanted to say I love your icon and it's funny you should mention Filet Mignon because in my headcanon that's one of Giovanni's favourite foods.
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    Default Re: Help with Birthday Meal - Filet Mignon

    I'd recommend marinading it and grilling it over charcoal if possible. Nothing like it.

    Also, some tips:

    When grilling, don't turn the meat over and over. Best to cook one side completely and then flip and do the other side until completely done. No unnecessary flipping, it dries the meat out.

    Also, when you take the meat off the grill, let it rest for a few minutes to let the hot juices settle and return to the middle of the meat for optimum juiciness. A lot of people make the mistake of serving and eating the meat immediately after they are taken off the grill.

    Finally, when you cut it, make sure to cut the meat against the grain. It will make every bite much more tender and delicious.

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    Default Re: Help with Birthday Meal - Filet Mignon

    This belongs better in the How do you prepare a meal thread

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