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(from The Mediterranean Prescription)
1 T. each of salt and black pepper
1 T. thyme
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds of filet mignon in one piece
Combine salt, pepper, thyme, and oil in a small bowl. Make 8-10 slits in the meat and rub the spice mixture into the slits and over the surface. Let the meat sit for 30-60 minutes in the refrigerator. Then let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 475 and roast meat for 20-30 minutes, until internal temperature reaches 120 for rare and 130-135 for medium. Remove from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.