Grass-fed Beef Tenderloin
|Five 5-6lb Tenderloins (Approx. 28lbs total)|
|Side Muscle On|
100% Grass Fed (never grain finished)
Verified Black Angus Breed
No Hormone Growth Promotants
Individually Vacuum Packed
Fresh (frozen may be substituted due to availability)
The tenderloin is a long thin muscle located on either side of the cow’s vertebrae. Because the muscle is used very little during the cow’s life, this cut is exceptionally tender. It is also rather lean. Tenderloins can be roasted whole, but are often cut into tenderloin steaks (aka filet mignon).
These whole beef tenderloins are sold with the extra side muscle on, but have been trimmed of most of their surface fat.
Silver Fern brand grass fed beef is raised on the pristine pastures of New Zealand. With this beef, “grass fed” means 100% grass fed & grass finished. Silver Fern beef has been produced according to strict EU mandated animal welfare conditions. The cattle are pastured 100% of the time, with access to paddock areas with windbreaks and other structures for shelter from inclement weather.
This beef is more marbled and flavorful than much of the grass fed beef available in the US. Read Why Angus Beef is So Well Regarded and The Different Ways Cattle are Raised for more information about what makes it so special.
Not only is free range grass fed beef more humane, it’s better for you too. 100% grass fed beef is lower in saturated fat as well as higher in valuable nutrients like vitamins A & E, conjugated linoleic acid (aka CLA), and omega-3 fatty acids.
For freezing tips see: How to Freeze Better at Home
RECIPES & TIPS
Meat & Seafood Sauce Recipes
Recommended Cooking Temps:
Rare - 120°-125°
Medium Rare - 130°-135°
Medium - 140°-145°
Medium Well - 150°-155°
Well Done - 160° and above
How to Tell Meat Doneness By Feel
Larger cuts of beef (like whole tenderloins) are best roasted with a probe thermometer, which allows you to remove them from the oven at exactly the right time. Because they will continue to cook from residual heat, you should remove them from the oven 5-10 degrees before your desired finished temperature. They also should be rested (on a clean plate covered in foil) for 10-15 minutes prior to serving or cutting, so the flavorful juices can redistribute.
If using steaks, rest for only 5 minutes.