Supplier press release: Feeling fruity? ‘Lean on' new, British turkey tournedos

26 July 2012
Supplier press release: Feeling fruity? ‘Lean on' new, British turkey tournedos

Bernard Matthews Foodservice has launched a fruity, new British turkey product to inspire caterers to ‘lean on' an underexploited meat which offers all year round appeal with minimum of fuss.

Turkey Tournedos are the latest addition to the Golden Norfolk range and offer the ideal way to incorporate turkey into a main menu or specials board for consistent results every time.

Each individual portion of fully traceable, Quality British turkey breast is marinated for added appeal, topped with a pork, apricot and cranberry stuffing and wrapped in streaky bacon.

Ideal for the busy caterer who wants to try something other than a roast joint, this product is best cooked from defrosted, but can also be cooked from frozen in a conventional oven. Individually-portioned, there is no waste for a more efficient, commercial kitchen.

Duncan Marsh, general manager of Bernard Matthews Foodservice, said not everyone had a carvery or served traditional roasts and there was demand for something other than whole birds.

"Caterers might want to try turkey on a specials board and are looking for innovative, frozen products that offer precise portion control with minimum fuss, especially when research shows it is more cost effective to buy in prepared, frozen alternatives than make identical dishes on site1.

"Our new Golden Norfolk Turkey Tournedos are the ideal way to maximise on this. Serve with buttery mash and some slow-baked, diced red cabbage, red onions, red apple and cranberries with red wine, balsamic vinegar and brown sugar, for example, and you have a whole new spin on turkey that's easy to prepare, cook and serve with superb plate coverage."

Other products in the Golden Norfolk range include raw turkey breast saddle and single turkey breast lobe. These roasting joints offer versatility and ease of use as both products can be roasted in the bag, while concerns over health also play a role in uptake, with one in four adults cutting back on red meat for health reasons2.

British turkey is extremely lean, with skinless turkey breast containing 20 percent less calories than lean beef3, less than a third of the fat in pork and less than a sixth of the fat in lamb. Serve without skin instead of topside of beef and you can reduce the saturated fat by over 50 percent4.

The Golden Norfolk range also satisfies the growing number of consumers (42 percent in 2011) who want to know where products come from5, with each turkey reared on the company's own farms across Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire in line with the Farm Animal Welfare Council's ‘5 Freedoms'.

Every product is Quality British Turkey and Assured Foods (Red Tractor) certified, with each farm welcoming visits from Defra and independent welfare bodies.

The Golden Norfolk range offers a wide range of frozen cuts to suit operations of all types and sizes, from boneless, cooked and raw breast saddles to waste-free single breast lobes, ideal for smaller operations. All products are easy to carve and offer superb plate coverage.

  • Golden Norfolk Turkey Tournedos 240g x 12

    • Individually portioned for less waste
    • Consistent results every time
    • Offers superb plate coverage

To find out more about the Golden Norfolk range and for British turkey inspiration, visit or call 0845 519 4097.

This press release was provided by Bernard Matthews Foodservice supplier profile: Bernard Matthews Foodservice

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