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Fish Amok – Found in Cambodia

fish amok

Part of the fun of travelling is visiting local markets and sampling the local cuisines. Cambodian cuisine is traditionally simple and fresh with an emphasis on layers of flavours from fresh herbs and spices, resulting in dishes with delightfully contrasting textures and flavours. When we were in Cambodia in June 2018 we participated in a … Read more

How Much Meat Do I Need?

how much meat

It’s often hard to know how much meat to serve when you have people round for dinner. Whether it’s for 6 people or 60, here are a few things to consider: If you’re serving individual meat items, e.g. steaks or chicken breasts, portions are fairly straightforward – one per person or maybe two for hungry … Read more

How To Cook The Perfect Roast

cook the perfect roast

So many of us grew up with the Sunday roast. Mum would “throw the meat” in the oven with some dripping and it would cook itself! Somehow, it always worked, tasted tender and succulent and was considered an easy-to-cook meal. Here are a few easy tips on how to cook the perfect roast, whether it … Read more

Versatile Venison

versatile venison

Versatile venison is naturally low in fat and high in iron so is a valuable component of a healthy diet. New Zealand venison is produced on natural free-range farm environments which adhere to strong quality assurance programmes. These programmes follow through to the processing plants, ensuring the end consumer is receiving a monitored, quality product. … Read more

Cuts of Lamb

cuts of lamb

New Zealand lamb is some of the best in the world and Kiwis love it! But lamb can be expensive, so it’s important to know which type of cut of meat you have to ensure you get the best out of your meat. The tenderest cuts of lamb are ideal for fast cooking, while the … Read more

Are You Getting Enough Iron?

enough iron

Do you ever feel tired or lethargic, seem irritable or grumpy, suffer frequent infections, feel the cold, tire easily when exercising or have difficulty concentrating? It may surprise you these common symptoms are often caused by iron deficiency; easily avoided by eating more iron-rich foods. At Meat Direct we know how good beef, lamb and … Read more

Tips for a Great Stirfry


We love stirfries in our house because they are quick, nutritious and delicious. A stirfry is also a great opportunity to use up vegetables that have been sitting in the fridge. Adding a little bit of meat makes the dish go a long way, so it becomes an economical meal. All meats can be used … Read more

Which Steak is Best?

which steak is best

The easy answer to the question “which steak is best?” is – it depends! Basically, it comes down to personal preference as to the type of steak you enjoy most, whether it be a cut with a more robust flavour or a cut that is more tender. The four main cuts for beef steak are: … Read more