What is the chateaubriand?

The Chateaubriand is a prime beef cut sourced from the center of the beef tenderloin. It’s a thick and tender portion, renowned for its delicate marbling and exceptional tenderness. This cut is often a highlight in upscale dining due to its premium qualities. Typically, it’s roasted or grilled to achieve a medium-rare to medium doneness, preserving its buttery texture and rich flavor. Both chefs and butchers value the Chateaubriand for its luxurious attributes and its ability to deliver a top-notch dining experience.


Where its located on the animal

A thick center-cut portion of the beef tenderloin, which is one of the most tender and prized cuts of beef. The tenderloin is located in the loin primal of the cow, running along the backbone. It is a cylindrical muscle that spans from the short loin to the sirloin.

How to Cook a chateaubriand

  • Begin by preheating your oven to 425°F. Season the Chateaubriand generously with salt and pepper. In a hot skillet, sear the meat on all sides until a rich brown crust forms. Then, transfer the Chateaubriand to a roasting pan or oven-safe skillet and place it in the preheated oven.
  • For a medium-rare doneness, roast the Chateaubriand for about 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 130-135°F . Once done, remove the roast from the oven and let it rest for around 10 minutes before slicing.

Preferred Temp to cook

For a Rare Chateaubriand: 115-120 internal temp

For a Med Rare Chateaubriand: 125 degrees (we prefer about 120-125 degrees)

For a Med Chateaubriand: 135-140 degrees

need to know about the chateaubriand

  • Its just about the most expensive cut on the animal. Butchers and restaurants charge a premium for it because it’s the “nicest part of the most expensive cut” on the animal and if you don’t sell the chateaubriand for a premium, you could lose money on buying a tenderloin. Just an FYI.

WHERE TO GET A chateaubriand IN SEATTLE?

Are you looking to buy a chateaubrand in Seattle? Visit our West Seattle Butcher Shop at http://www.LJmeats.com!

You can also pick up your monthly meat box at our West Seattle Restaurant.

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