As Tenderloin is an inner muscle, it gets little exercise, resulting in great tenderness. Known as the “Rolls Royce” of steaks, it is easy to prepare and cooks quickly. It is also versatile and can be roasted or grilled.

Other names: Filet, Filet Mignon (French), Filet of beef

Part of Animal: Tenderloin lies alongside the backbone, paralleling the Striploin.

Amount to Buy: Allow 200 to 300g per steak portion