Christmas is a magical time of the year to share with special friends and family. Enjoy your time with gifts, great laughter, merriment and food…..
Ensure your Christmas is remembered for delicious, decadent dishes. Make sure to buy Quality Meat.
** Remember, order online and we can have your meat delivered to you.
The following is a compilation of recipes that you might find helpful to use or refer to when cooking your Christmas Dinner
TURKEY BRINE – Because turkey breast meat is so lean, you need to protect it from drying out during cooking ….read more
TURKEY STUFFING – If you plan on stuffing your turkey, always stuff it just prior to placing in the oven. For stuffing recipes ……click here
COOKING YOUR TURKEY – Preheat your oven to 180ºC. Calculate the total weight of your bird and calculate the cooking time: 15 minutes per 500g +15 minutes ….read more
HOW TO CARVE YOUR TURKEY – Ensure your turkey is cooked to an internal temperature of 80°C with the thigh juices running clear and allow to rest at least 10 minutes before carving ….read more
TYPE OF HAM – there are different types of ham available. Most people prefer a COB Ham (Cooked on the Bone) or a Champagne Ham at Christmas time…..learn more about hams
GLAZING YOUR HAM – Transform your ham into a statement for the center of the table by glazing your ham. Carefully remove the skin by running your clean fingers under the skin and peeling back to leave a smooth layer of fat….read more
CARVING YOUR HAM – Place ham skin side (or glazed side) up on a chopping board…. read more
STORING YOUR HAM – Follow these easy steps to keep your ham fresh …..read more
ROAST DUCK – A whole roasted duck tends to work better for smaller groups of people, as there is less meat on a duck carcass than on a chicken or turkey. Duck is prized for its rich flavor and thick, fatty skin that is hard to resist when cooked until crisp.
GLAZED DUCK – Duck is often cooked with a sweet glaze because it helps the skin caramelize and crisp up. A hint of sweetness also goes well with the slightly gamey flavor of the meat. We have Honey Soy Glaze recipe for your reference or Orange & Ginger.
SAUCE – A sauce need not be overloaded with sugar to pair well with duck. In fact, your sauce should be more tart than sweet…. Balsamic Berry Sauce or Orange Honey Sauce combines acidity with sweet to compliment and accentuate the duck flavour.
DUCK FAT – Compliment your dish and roast your vegetables in Duck Fat…read more
PRESTON SELECT SPRING LAMB – is delicious and tender and make the perfect dish for a traditional Kiwi feast….read more
LAMB LEGS – Roast Lamb Legs are a favourite all year round, and are delicious as the main meat, as well as complimenting ham and turkey. Roasting lamb really is very simple, and these clever tips make it even easier…read more
DON’T OVER-COOK – Cook your lamb perfect – don’t overcook it!! Use a meat thermometer to know when your lamb is cooked perfectly…read more
CARVING – Carving your roast lamb correctly can take a little practice, but with these helpful tips you’ll find yourself slicing and serving with ease, confidence and success in no time….read more
BEEF – For those of you who are not a fan of Turkey or Ham…try Beef this Christmas
BEEF WELLINGTON – Beef Wellington is a very traditional feature at Christmas….make your Beef Wellington this year
COOK TO PERFECTION – Cook your perfectly Use a meat thermometer to know when your lamb is cooked perfectly…read more
CANAPE – Entertaining this year?? Start your Christmas function with a range of canapes……serve Beef Carpaccio in Chinese Soup Spoons