This week sees us with a really strong hand of summer products. Even though we continue to face the hardest stock positions in recent memory, not only on beef, but now also with pork at record highs, we somehow pull a freak week out of the hat.
This week’s yearling grass-fed scotch fillet steaks from Gippsland and surrounds in Victoria is top notch. I am talking top 5% of all high quality grass fed gear, and it shows in the pack. It will eat a treat, so this is one of those weeks you really let the product talk when you cook it – no herbs, butters, fancy oils, crazy salts, or anything drastic. A splash of olive oil, and sea salt, that’s it. This stock is sensational and that is the best way to get the natural flavours of this beef. BBQ on high heat and I think it will be dead set silence at the dinner table. You would be paying $40-$60 in a restaurant for something of a similar quality.
We also have brilliant little twin packs of cap-on lamb rumps that yell at you to be put on the BBQ for a delicate experience – this is truly what spring is all about. On the other hand, perfect for a simple dish of pasta, or a cheap way to stir fry for a light meal with some veg and rice is the tender juicy pork fillet at fantastic value this week. They need no major introduction, they are one of our most popular.
If you are starting to think about some budgeted Christmas entertaining, this is the week to load up on the chicken tenderloins. They couldn’t be simpler to use, a basic marinade, a quick skewering session, and you’re off and running feeding the masses at silly prices. Healthy, tasty, convenient, easy to freeze – it’s a no brainer.
To finish off, we have the award winning Pastoral double smoked ham portion at ridiculous price - ideal for breakfast on toast, lunch in a sandwich with pickles and iceberg lettuce or dinner with a mango salad - how much easier can it get?