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Old 12-16-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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What size filet mignon ROAST would you buy

for 9 people? I think 5 lbs. would be fine. I'm finding conflicting info. Thanks!
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:06 PM   #2
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:11 PM   #3
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Well I am no expert and I have never cooked a filet roast.
But about 1/2 a pound per person sounds like plenty!

Enjoy! How are you going to cook it?
I put a Kosher salt rub on my prime rib roast last year and it was the best I ever had.

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Old 12-16-2009, 07:12 PM   #4
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That's only 8 oz per person, and meat shrinks as you cook it so you be the judge if that's enough. Me, I would go for 12 oz per person. Envision an 8 oz filet at a restaurant, it isn't much. For a holiday meal I would want people to be stuffed so I would go bigger.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
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Yes, shrinkage can be pretty bad. If I had to prepare a roast for 9 people, I'd buy an 8-10 pound roast *minimum*. Truthfully, that's cutting it close. I'd much rather have too much than too little. Would hate people to feel ill at ease about taking too much and not having enough to go around.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:21 PM   #6
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Most likely I would get a 10lb roast .
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:26 PM   #7
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wow. Ok thanks everyone. A few of us definitely eat more on the 8 oz. side especially with the appetizers, but I will go larger. Making it with a mushroom wine sauce.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:27 PM   #8
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Wow...you guys must be huge meat eaters!

Since the recommended serving size for meat is 3 oz, and allowing that 1 lb. of uncooked filet will give you 12 oz. of cooked meat...a five-pound roast would give you 20 'official' servings. I would think that double the recommended serving size should be adequate for most people. Are any of the 9 people small eaters or children?
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Wow...you guys must be huge meat eaters!

Since the recommended serving size for meat is 3 oz, and allowing that 1 lb. of uncooked filet will give you 12 oz. of cooked meat...a five-pound roast would give you 20 'official' servings. I would think that double the recommended serving size should be adequate for most people. Are any of the 9 people small eaters or children?
3 oz of filet is MAYBE 3 forkfuls. Actually, the recommended serving size from what I understand is about a deck of cards- but on a holiday, I would want someone to eat till they are full because who diets/watches portion sizes on a holiday? Not me.
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:31 PM   #10
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About 4 of us are not big eaters...
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3 oz of filet is MAYBE 3 forkfuls. Actually, the recommended serving size from what I understand is about a deck of cards- but on a holiday, I would want someone to eat till they are full because who diets/watches portion sizes on a holiday? Not me.
I guess my version of a forkful must be different than others! There's no way I could eat a deck-of-cards-sized piece of meat in even 6 bites!

OP - only you can say what kind of eaters you will have. I cooked a 2 lb. pork roast tonight and fed five adults and two children, with leftovers. But, we're also people who lean towards quality over quantity. When I'm cooking for myself, I only eat about 3 oz. of steak, but I buy the best meat I can afford and I make sure that it is prepared just the way I like it.

I agree with the other posters, though, that I'd rather err on the side of having too much food than too little.
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Wow...you guys must be huge meat eaters!

Since the recommended serving size for meat is 3 oz, and allowing that 1 lb. of uncooked filet will give you 12 oz. of cooked meat...a five-pound roast would give you 20 'official' servings. I would think that double the recommended serving size should be adequate for most people. Are any of the 9 people small eaters or children?
THREE OUNCES of meat ??!!!!! hahaha are you serious? if you went to a restaurant and they put down a three ounce steak you would think you were on a Hidden Camera show! that is a VERY VERY small portion of meat for a Holiday meal. You need to plan for more like 10-12 ounces at least per person. If you look at ANY decent steakhouse menu, the steaks are between 10-18 oz. per person, not that they need to be that big, but 8 ounces per person is just not a very big portion. At a lot of restaurants an 8oz portion is called the "princess cut" or the "petite" cut of meat, its usually the smallest they sell. I know good meat is expensive, but if you are going to do it, you want to do it right, buy bigger and save the leftovers, that is much better than running out.
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THREE OUNCES of meat ??!!!!! hahaha are you serious? if you went to a restaurant and they put down a three ounce steak you would think you were on a Hidden Camera show! that is a VERY VERY small portion of meat for a Holiday meal. You need to plan for more like 10-12 ounces at least per person. If you look at ANY decent steakhouse menu, the steaks are between 10-18 oz. per person, not that they need to be that big, but 8 ounces per person is just not a very big portion. At a lot of restaurants an 8oz portion is called the "princess cut" or the "petite" cut of meat, its usually the smallest they sell. I know good meat is expensive, but if you are going to do it, you want to do it right, buy bigger and save the leftovers, that is much better than running out.

I agree with you. I went to birthday party last night at a local steakhouse. The smallest portion offered was a 10 oz. petite cut. None of the women ordered it. They all ordered the "Cowgirl" which was 18 oz. They all ate nearly every bite.
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I agree with you. I went to birthday party last night at a local steakhouse. The smallest portion offered was a 10 oz. petite cut. None of the women ordered it. They all ordered the "Cowgirl" which was 18 oz. They all ate nearly every bite.

None of the girls in my family could eat that! I'd get the petite cut definitely. I eat often, but not a lot at one time.
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I buy one pound per person so I am sure after cooking that everybody can have as much as they want. I would get 2 roasts.
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