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A tournedos is a thick slice of beef fillet (the cut , which is when whole is called fillet mignon).Beef tournedos are tasty and tender, especially when grilled. They are basically are 2-inch thick slices of tender beef filet, tied with a string so they keep their shape.
How to select
There are a couple of things to be kept in mind before buying beef tournedos. First there is the grade. The grade tells you about the quality of the meat based on marbling and age. The second factor is the cut. Different cuts have different qualities. Finding the right cut for what you want to grill is probably the most important part of an excellent tournedo. Check the freshness and the epiry date before buying.
" A few recipes using tournedo are Tournedos of Beef in Mushroom, Mustard and Red Wine Sauce with Caramelized Onion-Potato Gratin or Seared Beef Tournedos with erb-Roasted Potatoes.
" Tournedos can be grilled in a pan with cheese stacks as toppings
" Tournedo Rossinni is yet another delectable recipe, prepared by braising meat with olive oil and garlic cloves.
" Beef tournedos in mushroom sauce or mustard sauce are also quite popular.
How to store
Fresh beef tournedo must be stored properly to preserve its quality. Store fresh beef in the coldest part of the refrigerator or in the compartment designed for storing meat. Leave the meat in its original package. Fresh meat rump usually keeps best if loosely wrapped. If stored properly, most fresh beef tournedo can be kept in the refrigerator for three to five days.
" Beef tournedo is a good source of minerals such as zinc, selenium, phosphorus, iron, and B vitamins.
" Red meat is the most significant dietary source of carnitine and, like any other meat or fish, is a source of creatine
" It is recommended that consumers eat red meat sparingly as it has high levels of undesirable saturated fat.