2234 Filet de Boeuf

Fillet of Beef

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The fillet is the best part of the whole carcase of beef and logically it should thus be named the Filet Mignon; the boned sirloin could then be known as the upper fillet (Contrefilet) as frequently is the case.

The whole fillet when used as a Relevé, is generally larded with strips of salt pork fat and sometimes when called for it is larded with truffle or red tongue. In other cases it may be coated with dry Duxelles or Matignon and finally wrapped in thin slices of salt pork fat, instead of being larded.