Grilling Notes: Filet Mignon (Mignon Monday) - 12 October 2020


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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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  2. Bullseye
  • Grill Location: Hot Springs Village, AR.; 34 37 60.0N 92 54 55.4W - late Monday afternoon, very sunny skies, a great mid Fall breezy Monday - first grill in almost a month, recovering from some pretty major surgery, finally getting back to near normal…..
  • Weather at time of Grill: Temp 79F, Humidity 29% - days don’t get much better than this!
  • Total Grill Time: 35 Min
  • Total Event Time: ~1 Hr, 10 Min Includes filet rub & pre grill cleaning (hadn’t cleaned out the grill since surgery - she needed some attention...)
  • Grill Plates: Yes x1 (positioned on right side of RT-340)
  • Temp Probes: Yes x2 (one per steak)
  • Pellets Used: Rec Tec Ultimate Blend
  • Meat & Meat Prep
    • Meat: 2 x Small Filet Mignon Steaks (1 ea. ~5 oz, & 1 ea. ~6 oz)
    • Total Meat Prep Time: ~20 min, Reqtec Ben’s Heffer Dust + some S&P & rest at room tempt before being placed on the grill
    • Meat on at 17:34 CDT, at ~70 F
  • Sides:
    • Roasted Blushing Belle (New) Potatoes, Onions, and Asparagus - oven - seasoned with S&P& Olive Oil. NOTE: we overcooked the Asparagus, they were "almost" chippy/crispy.....<grin>
Misc Grill Observations - all times are CDT
  • Grill Start to Target Temp 450F: 81 to 450 F ~24 min (17:10 - 17:34)
  • On the grill ~17:36
  • Filet Temps: Deb: ~125 F Med Rare Steve: ~155 F Med Well - perfect for us.
General Comments:
  • Nice to be feeling good enough to enjoy this nice fall weather and grill - I’ve missed my Trailblazer!
  • #Catheters-Suck!, #CancerSucksWorse!


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I was just thinking the other day that it had been a long time since I’d seen a post of a @Sscottfitz cook. You’ve been missed brother. Sorry you’ve been through a tough time and glad to have you back. Another great write up!


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Wishing you blessings and a speedy recovery. Your detailed information reminds me of a long lost career calling in recon information in Far Eastern “jungles“ But your food looks tastier. Glad to you getting back on the proverbial horse.

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