Bison filet mignon cooked blue with rosemary on fresh made whole wheat pasta with caramalised onions, red wine bison bolognese sauce topped with two shrimps.
Sorta like a Surf and Turf, Bison Style.
You don’t need to use beef for this recipe, any red meat will work.
Unlike the small remote south pacific island with the same name, Puka Puka is a Peruvian style restaurant located in Montreal’s trendy plateau area. Come high noon, they open their doors to cater to droves of hungry Ubisoft employees who are looking for good food at a great value. With a verity of different dishes daily, served with a choice of soup and desert, it’s no wonder that if you show up late you might be out of a table.
During one visit, I spoke with the owner and chef, NAME, about the ingredients used in the dish I had just devoured. After a friendly conversation about the dishes he served, our conversation took a turn to the health benefits of certain red meats over others. In particular, Bison meat. Although he didnt have any to prepare, I was determined to try and find some so I can taste it for myself. After a quick stop to my local farmers market, I found some fantastic filet mignon cuts.
Most interesting about the meat itself,
three ounces of bison meat contain 93 calories, compared with 183 calories in the same amount of beef. It contains 1.8 grams of fat, compared with 8.7 in the beef. It is lower in cholesterol, and higher in nutrients such as beta carotene and protein.
The better red meat
Bison meat is really healthy! It’s extremely lean and it is often called the “better” red meat thanks to their healthier lifestyle and diet. They graze on grass and are not fed commercial feed or grains. They are also not subjected to drugs, chemicals and hormones.