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How the Filet Mignon and Hanger Steak got their names

Posted by the Ogeechee Meat Market Butcher on Monday, August 29, 2011, In : knowledge 
Continuing our discussions of how certain meats have obtained their names we now stumble upon one that is the envy of all other steaks.... the Filet Mignon. The Filet is cut out of the beef tenderloin. The tenderloin is located on the beef short loin or T-bone and porterhouse. The reason it is so prized and thus priced is because it is located on the inner side of the bovine and thus less moved than the other skeletal muscles. This limited use makes the tenderloin very tender compared to othe...
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How did the Porterhouse get named?

Posted by The Butcher on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, In : knowledge