How To: Trim and Cut a Tenderloin Steak into Portions

Trim and Cut a Tenderloin Steak into Portions

Getting your tenderloin steak trimmed at the butcher is what most of us do when we're craving steak for the night, but why spend the extra bucks when you can trim that tenderloin at home?

Check out this video to learn how to take out the tenderloin muscle, skin, and then trim the meat into seven-ounce portions.

What tenderloin lacks in flavor, it makes up for in tenderness. When cooked to medium rare, it should be tender enough to cut with a butter knife. Because of its lack of fat, it's often served wrapped with bacon, or with a rich compound butter or butter-based sauce like béarnaise.

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