The rain that has been falling recently should bode well for our roasting line promotions this week. To kick off the real value for this week has to the be the boned and netted lamb shoulder roasts. Cooking, well I think you need to think camping- swags, fire, coals and the good old camp oven. But for those of us not in a position to do that this week, then put some spuds, leeks, pumpkin on a tray, put the lamb on, off you go. Just a nice slow cook, this is the simple way, and often the simplest is the best way to do it.
Across our beef, there will essentially be two promotions. We are going to continue the yearling rumps from last week, and then to top that up as a clearance line, we also have whole grass fed yearling beef oyster blades. Now buying these whole is definitely the way to get the value, and in fact, you should try these as a slow roast, the really tough sinewy piece of fat right through the middle of the beef turns to soft gelatinous tissue that just adds the most intensely awesome flavour component to the meat, that it is brilliant eating. These don’t need to go in the fridge to be aged, just hook into them this week, they will be perfect right now. If the sun comes out again, the other option is to cut these into flat iron steaks. To try this just type ‘how to cut flat iron steaks’ into youtube.com and watch some of the tutorials.
In the poultry this week we are straight into one of my favourites, the boneless chicken thigh fillet. These need no introduction you all know them and love them. Around here we joke about the pork as being the “other” white meat, but I can tell you the growth we are seeing in the category suggests it will be the biggest growth area this year, and why not, it is healthy, convenient, easy to cook, and beautiful to eat. This week is the perfect example of this, with these really great, convenient pork bellies on special. I will be getting on the google and trying some new Asian inspired recipes with this one, I love how it sucks up the flavours so well.
To round out the week a crazy deal on the some small packs of 250g middle bacon.
Remember - seven days without beef makes one weak!