Filet Mignon with Compound Butter Recipe

The sizzling days of summer are perfect for serving up steaks on the grill. A juicy steak is sure to please your family's appetites.

July 2008

  • filet-mignon
    Throw a dinner party and sever up this herbed butter steak to guests.
    Photo by GettyImages/Lisovskaya
  • filet-mignon

Yield: 4 servings

This herbed butter takes a steak to the next level.


  • 4 filet mignons (8 oz. each)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Compound Butter, recipe follows

To make Compound Butter:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Rub steaks on all sides with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill over direct medium-high heat for about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare, 6 to 7 minutes per side for medium, or to desired doneness.
  2. Remove steaks from grill and let rest for a few minutes. Place a slice of compound butter on top of each steak and allow it to melt slightly before serving.

To make Compound Butter:

  1. Combine butter, shallot, parsley, lemon juice, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process to blend.
  2. Transfer mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap. Roll into a log about 1½ inches thick; twist ends of plastic wrap to close. 
  3. Refrigerate for at least one hour, or until firm. Remove from refrigerator and cut into ½-inch slices when the steaks go on the grill.

This recipe originally aired in the July 2008 issue of Heart of the Home.

More from this issue:

More from Cappers' Farmer:

Subscribe today

Capper's FarmerWant to rediscover what made grandma’s house the fun place we all remember? Capper’s Farmer — the newly restored publication from the rural know-how experts at — updates the tried-and-true methods your grandparents used for cooking, crafting, gardening and so much more. Subscribe today and discover the joys of homemade living and homesteading insight — with a dash of modern living — that makes up the new Capper’s Farmer.

Save Even More Money with our automatic renewal savings plan!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our automatic renewal savings plan. You save an additional $6 and get 4 issues of Capper's Farmer for only $16.95 (USA only).

Or, Bill Me Later and I'll pay just $22.95 for a one year subscription!

Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds

click me