Beef Fillet

tightasafish Posts: 38
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edited 15 December 2023 at 8:31AM in Food shopping & groceries
Hi all. In an effort to take the pressure off turkeys this Christmas I have managed to source a beautiful whole beef fillet. It is currently frozen and is probably twice the size it needs to be in order to serve its intended audience on Christmas Day.
So my dilemmas are:

1. Should I invest in a butcher’s saw and cut it whilst frozen?
2. Defrost it, then cut it and refrigerate the remainder? 
3. If I choose option 2, will this pressurise us into eating steak again within the next couple of weeks, or can I allow it to ‘mature’? I cannot get my head around the difference between a steak that has gone off, and one that has matured!

Thank you 🎅


  • Under no circumstances should you keep it to ‘mature’ once defrosted, unless you want to risk food poisoning. Beet is matured before it cut into small pieces for sale snd id done in special rooms at lower temperatures than you fridge operates at 
  • But you can refreeze the cooked meat.
    PLRFD Posts: 1,118
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    I would cook it and slice it then reheat well in gravy after defrosting.
  • Eldi_Dos
    Eldi_Dos Posts: 1,532
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    Cook it all in one go then give the audience parcels to take home for their Boxing Day buffet.
  • Use an ordinary wood hand saw to cut the frozen fillet.
    I have done it many times.
    Obviously clean & sterilize the saw blade before & after use.
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