The Gift of Tenderloin: How to Cut it Yourself for Dad

Looking for a great gift for Dad’s big day? Research shows that Dad’s would rather have steak any day over a tie! NO BIG SURPRISE! Here’s how to give a gift that he’ll truly appreciate and one that keeps on giving: buy a full tenderloin and carve it up into many options, wrap it up right for the freezer and voila – Dad is fully stocked with steaks (and more). Follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Watch this DIY Guide to Butcher Skills video – it’s easier than you think!

Step 2: Carve the Tenderloin

To Create Premium Oven Roasts

  1. Trim off excess external fat.
  2. By Cutting from A to B, carve the whole Tenderloin into 3 different Oven Roast sections: Butt Tenderloin, Centre Cut (Chateaubriand) and Short Tenderloin.

To Carve Premium Oven Roasts

  1. Trim off excess external fat.
  2. By Cutting from A to B, carve the whole Tenderloin into 3 different Oven Roast sections: Butt Tenderloin, Centre Cut (Chateaubriand) and Short Tenderloin.

To Carve Tenderloin Grilling Steaks

  1. Trim off all excess external fat and silver skin.
  2. Carve whole Tenderloin from A to B into steaks that are 2.5 cm to 4 cm (1-inch to 1-1/2 inches) thick.

To Use Tenderloin Trim: Any small pieces of lean meat can be cut into cubes or strips for terrific kabobs, stir-fry or satay.

Step 3: IT’S A WRAP: For steaks and roasts, wrap individually in plastic wrap and freeze flat on baking tray until firm. Transfer frozen meat into zipper freezer bags, squeezing out all the air. For kabob cubes or strips, portion out into meal-size portions and wrap each portion individually in plastic wrap and then transfer into zipper freezer bags. Don’t forget to squeeze out the air from the bags and label them.

What to do with all that tasty tenderloin?? LOTS! Here are some ideas to get you started:

Peppered Beef Steaks with Caramelized Onions & Fruit Salsa

Grilled Beef Medallions with Goat Cheese

Gourmet Grilled Beef Kabobs

Mushroom-Crusted Tenderloin with Mighty Mushroom Sauce

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply