Cooking Tenderloin - Tasty Tips For Cooking Tenderloin

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Tenderloin, as the name suggests, is cut from the loin of a steer or heifer, or in the case of pork, the domestic pig. The muscle in question is the psoas major muscle, and this is one weak muscle. Not to worry - it's that very lack of activity that makes this the most tender part of the animal. When left as a whole, the tenderloin is called a fillet. Slice it, and you've got steaks. Either way, we've got tips and recipes that will give your family and guests something to savor and remember. Let's explore.

Cooking Tenderloin - Now That's Something To Celebrate!

Celebration Beef Tenderloin With Seasoned Butter

By Harriet Hodgson

Every so often you want to splurge on a meal. You want to serve a meal that family and friends remember for months. Beef tenderloin is one of the first cuts of meat that comes to mind. Though beef tenderloin is the perfect choice for your celebration dinner, it is a pricey choice. Thankfully, many grocery stores have sales on beef tenderloin during the holidays.

Do not buy wrapped slices of meat because they cost $7.00-$8.00 more than whole tenderloin. If the tenderloin is sealed in a plastic wrapper, chances are you will have to buy the whole thing. A specialty butcher shop may be willing to sell you half a tenderloin or less. Beef tenderloin is also known as Chateaubriand and Filet Mignon.

Chateaubriand is a whole tenderloin that has been grilled. Some professional chefs and home cooks insert slivers of garlic into the tenderloin before they grill it. If you don't have a grill, roast the whole...


Cooking Beef Tenderloin - Recipe Optional

How to Cook Beef Tenderloin, the Best Part of the Cow

By Sarah Sandori

"You really don't need a recipe to cook good beef tenderloin--just follow your instincts, using your favorite preparation method as for any other kind of beef. One of the simplest ways is to rub it with seasonings..."


Cooking Pork Tenderloin - Easy Dinner Recipe

An Easy Dinner Recipe - Broiled Garlic Ginger Pork Tenderloin with Broiled Vegetables

By Diane Watkins

"This easy dinner recipe is also an easy clean up. You need only a broiling pan and a cutting board to make the complete meal. The menu features broiled pork tenderloin and broiled vegetables. Add a nice slice..."