One question we get asked frequently, is how to cook our meat. Below is a handy guide to how to cook the perfect steak, perfect roast joint along with some of our instructions for our more unique products!

Beef Roasting Joints (perfect for topside, rolled sirloin or rib of beef) Pre-heat to max (240c). Remove the joint from the fridge approx. 1 hour before cooking to allow it to come to room temperature. Rub a little oil in to the joint and season with salt and pepper all over. Place on a roasting tray in the oven and lower the temperature immediately to 200 c (190 fan) and roast for 20 mins per lb/500g for medium beef. For medium rare, roast for 15 minute per lb and for well done 25 mins per lb. Remove joint from the oven, cover with foil and let the joint rest for 30 mins. Carve and enjoy!
Pork Roast TBC
Beef Steaks This always depends on how thick the steak is, but if we take an average 2cm thick sirloin steak, then follow this advice and you won’t go far wrong. Rub steak with oil and season with salt and pepper (the salt can be added an hour or two before cooking, but add the pepper just before you cook). Get a frying pan nice very hot and add a knob of butter. Add the steaks to the pan once the butter has gone a lovely golden brown colour and cook for the following times: Blue – 1 min each side Rare: 1 ½ mins each side Medium-Rare: 2 mins each side Medium: About 2 ½ mins each side Well-done steak: 4-5 mins each side Leave the steak to rest under foil for 3-4 minutes before tucking in!
Chicken Cushions Our standard size chicken cushion weighs 1-1.2kgs (sizes can vary, so please ask if you’ve ordered a larger cushion). Pre-heat oven to 180c and wrap the cushion in foil. Add some water to the bottom of a roasting tray and add the cushion (ensure the foil is fully around the joint to prevent any moisture getting in), the water will help steak the cushion as it roasts. Cook for 1hr at 180c and then remove the foil and cook for a further 20-30 mins to crisp up the bacon and get some colour on the skin. Remove from the oven, cover with foil and rest for 15-20 minutes before carving.
Stuffed Chicken Breasts Pre-heat the oven to 180c Wrap the chicken breasts in foil and place in a oven on a roasting tray for 30 minutes. Uncover and roast for a further 20 minutes to colour and crisp up the bacon.
Gourmet Beef Burgers/Greek Lamb Truffles Pre-heat oven to 200c (190 fan). Place on a roasting tray (ideally lined with foil to catch any juices/sauce that might try and escape! Roast for 25-30 minutes – allow to cool for 2-3 minutes before tucking in – that sauce gets hot!
Whole Turkeys TBC
Turkeys Crowns TBC

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