Unlike my normal reviews, this one is for food delivered to my doorstep! If you have an interest in trying Omaha Steaks, please keep reading.
As a welcomed surprise, my husband and I were gifted with a delivery from Omaha Steaks. A family member decided to provide us with some nice cuts of meat for the holiday season in lieu of a normal gift.
Obviously I try to stick to a more plant-based diet, but given the opportunity for some free steak, I wasn’t not going to make the filet mignon!
The filets were tender and a little fatty – as one might expect. The instructions gave a couple of different ways to thaw and cook the meat, as well as offering a packet of their steak seasoning.
Based on the packet, the seasoning wasn’t far off from what I already use: onion powder, paprika, etc. I gladly sprinkled some on both sides of each filet mignon.
Omaha Steaks recommends either the grill or broiler for cooking their meat to perfection. While both are viable options, I just love the ease and evenness of cooking steaks in my trusty cast iron skillet. I got this baby some years ago, and it’s been my kitchen pride and joy.
I cooked the meat for about 5-6 minutes on medium heat on both sides, shooting for medium. I get a little nervous cooking steaks on my own that are too pink, but the even cut of Omaha’s filet mignon – somewhere around 3/4″ – put a lot of those nerves to bed. They still came out somewhere between medium and medium well, but I’ll take it! I love cooking steaks in my cast iron, but I’ll never claim to be the best.
We ate some simple potatoes and green beans as the sides, so nothing would upstage the star menu item of the night. The filet mignon was very juicy, a little fatty (but not overly so) and tender. Each bite melted in our mouths.
I usually keep some A1 sauce on the side to dab my steaks into – not necessarily because I think a steak needs it, but I do love A1. I never once reached for any sauces with this filet mignon.
Honestly, I’ve seen the price point on Omaha Steaks, but given what we experienced tonight, I have to give it to them. They know what they’re doing.
Have you had them before? What was your experience like?