Filets, How to Do Filets (Or Other Steaks) in the Oven

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“This is a method, not a recipe. I posted this in answer to a forum request from Bobbie #3. She was pleased with the way it worked and suggested the method might be a help to others. I have no clue as to where I picked up these directions. NOTE: Zaar insists on an ingredients list. Please disregard and just do your own thing. This is a METHOD, not a recipe.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 steaks
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • salt and pepper
  • other seasoning, to your taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat the canola oil until it is very hot.
  3. A cast iron frying pan, if you have one, works particularly well.
  4. Season the filets with salt and pepper on both sides.
  5. Sauté the filets briefly on each side in the hot oil, about 1 minute per side. Just get them nice and brown.
  6. Place the pan with the filets directly into the oven and roast for about 5-7 minutes for medium rare.
  7. Type of steak, oil, seasonings and degree of doneness are all up to your individual taste.

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