Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Ten Unique Tenderloins: Add Healthy Variety to your Dinner Menu

Marx, a Seattle-based online specialty food company is featuring their top ten tenderloins.

Perfect for adventurous cooks and eaters, or really anyone who is in a cooking rut and wants to try something new, all meat products from are natural with no added growth stimulants or antibiotics

“I think many people don’t realize how many delicious and healthy alternatives there are to typical meat cuts or aren’t aware that you don’t have to go to a restaurant to eat specialty meats,” said Justin Marx, President of Marx Foods. “The ten tenderloins we’re highlighting are exciting, simple to prepare and will truly be the highlight of the meal.”

These aren’t your everyday tenderloin varieties. Products showcased include:

Wild Boar Tenderloin: With a diet consisting mainly of foraged nuts, wild boar has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor with a tender texture. This wild boar is truly wild being humanely trapped in Texas Hill Country. Priced at $11.95 per pound, wild boar is a lean and healthy alternative to pork.

Dunedin Grass-fed Beef Tenderloin: Grass-fed beef from free-range New Zealand cattle, is a leaner option to traditional corn-fed beef. Only the top 15% of beef, in terms of marbling, is sold under the Dunedin brand. With a superb flavor profile, when cooked properly for less time and at lower temperatures, grass-fed beef is extremely tender and savory. Grass-fed beef tenderloin is priced at $11.25 per pound.

Kurobuta Pork Tenderloin: Also known as Berkshire Pork, Kurobuta Pork is “the other red meat,” the way pork was intended to be. Our 100% verified Berkshire bloodline, is known for its intense marbling and tenderness, specifically raised to be the juiciest, most tender and flavorful pork available. Priced at $11.50 per pound, with a supple texture and richness, this tenderloin is excellent by itself or combined with spicy flavors, where it will maintain its own distinct flavor.

Ostrich Tenderloin: Technically poultry, ostrich meat has the flavor, color and texture similar to a prime cut of beef. It can be substituted for virtually any meat in any recipe and cooked using every method imaginable. With a sweet, rich flavor ostrich is surprisingly very low in fat and cholesterol (even lower than skinless chicken). Ostrich tenderloin is priced at $14.95 per pound.

Lamb Tenderloin: Priced at $12.25 per pound, individual lamb tenderloins are a nice portion size with a delicate, velvety flavor. Because of their leanness, the tenderloins should not be overcooked. Lamb can be cooked in a variety of ways including grilling, broiling, sautéed or on skewers.

Dunedin Free Range Veal Tenderloin: Similar to beef, the tenderloin is the tenderest cut of veal. Free range, with a natural diet, Dunedin calves are raised in a pristine environment with out added growth stimulants, antibiotics or other additives. Also relatively lean and quick cooking, veal tenderloin is $14 per pound.

Alligator Tenderloin: A popular meat in Cajun cooking, alligator is extremely high in protein and low in cholesterol. Because of its high water content, the tenderloin is best sautéed and goes really well in gumbo or jambalaya. Tenderloin tail meat is priced at $14.95 per pound.

Venison Tenderloin: From humanely raised, free-range venison, tenderloin is low in fat and cholesterol, but maintains important vitamins, mineral and omega 3 levels. A great recipe substitute for beef, venison has a robust, non-gamey flavor. Priced at $17.50 per pound.

Kobe Beef Tenderloin: Rated Steakhouse Elite, tenderloins are the ideal cut to experience the unmatched buttery flavor of Kobe beef. Kobe Beef Tenderloin is priced at $30 per pound.

Bison Tenderloin: With a mild and sweet flavor, bison is low in fat and high in omega-3s. Bison is yet another healthy red meat alternative. The tenderloins are priced at $31.50 per pound.

All of these meats are available in a variety of cuts in addition to tenderloins., headquartered in Seattle, Wash. is an online specialty food company dedicated to bringing the highest quality epicurean products directly to the consumer’s doorstep. For a decade, it has been selling to white tablecloth restaurants nationwide. Items now available to consumers include a variety of truffles, truffle products, game meat, grass-fed beef & veal, sausage, game birds, seafood, sea vegetables, wild produce, oils, grains, seeds and filled pastas. To ensure freshness, most products are shipped via Federal Express overnight.

If you don’t see what you’re looking for, special requests are welcome by calling (866) 588-MARX. Not sure what to buy the food lover in your life? Gift certificates are available.

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