Monday, 3 February 2014

The Most Popular Meat Dishes to Treat Your Guests

With the arrival of many online stores that offer you foods from around the world at great prices, there is nothing stopping you from creating a tantalising dish every night to please your family. Many outlets offer the choicest cuts of meat from chicken, lamb and beef home delivery options tailored to your needs, let us take a look at some of the best meat dishes you can create at home to please your guests.

One of the easiest recipes to start with has to include possibly the most popular meat on earth: chicken. This highly adaptable meat can be prepared in numerous ways suitable for all tastes, but with a few modern twists can really stand out as a new family favourite.

Beer Can Chicken

Sweet and spicy beer can chicken has to go down as one of the most popular modern takes on the traditional chicken in recent times. With a few seasonal ingredients and the addition of a popular can of beer, you can create an unforgettable meal that can serve a large family. Bring together paprika, cayenne pepper, fennel, cumin and coriander seeds with your favourite BBQ sauce to create a paste. Add a spoon of dark brown sugar to allow the mixture to stick to the chicken meat and season with salt and pepper.
Beer can chicken stand
Drizzle the chicken with olive oil and sprinkle the mixture over the top of your chicken. Open the can of beer and pour out (or drink!) roughly two thirds of it then gently lower the chicken carcass over the top of the can upright. Cook the chicken on gas mark 6/400F for roughly an hour and ten minutes or until cooked through and golden brown. Paste again with your BBQ sauce and return to the oven for a further ten minutes.
Beer can chicken
The beer remaining in the car will gently release moisture into the chicken and allow the meat to be succulently moist. The chicken will only gently taste of some aromas from the beer, and by using different varieties can create a personalised beer can chicken to your tastes. Serve the chicken with seasonal vegetables, fries or potatoes to complete the meal.

Traditional Roast Beef

Roast BeefWith quality meat will come exceptional taste, so why not make the most out of high quality beef cuts than to create the perfect traditional roast beef meal. A traditional topside cut of beef will be perfectly adequate for this traditional recipe and allow you to take advantage of the great price that this particular cut sells for.

Prepare the beef by ensuring that it is brought up to room temperature at least an hour before cooking commences. Preheat the oven to roughly 450C and start to wash the vegetables. In season vegetables are always best as they will be freshest, so choose a favourite variety of potato, carrot garlic and herbs and wash them thoroughly.

Place the vegetables onto a large roasting tray and season with salt and pepper to taste. Place the beef on top of the vegetables and make sure it is securely seated. Drizzle the vegetables and beef with olive oil gently and use salt and pepper to rub into the meat. Make sure you cover all of the meat before cooking. Cook for roughly one hour, but if you like your beef medium rare, take the meat out 5 to 10 minutes early and check temperatures.
Roast beef served
With a huge range of both traditional and modern takes on the nations favourite meat dishes to choose from, the high quality meat you choose will always go down a treat. Take advantage of online meat suppliers who can offer free delivery, and try something new each time you order. If you keep your recipes as fresh as your ingredients, your reward will be delicious meals for the whole family.