How Much Meat Do I Need?

how much meat

It’s often hard to know how much meat you need 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 … 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

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

Cuts of Beef

cuts of beef

Beef has so many cuts and it can be used to create all sorts of delicious meals. But it’s good to know which cut is best for which types of dish. Here’s a quick guide to cuts of beef courtesy of Beef + Lamb New Zealand: Fast cooking cuts – fillet steaks, scotch fillet steaks, … Read more

Making the Most of Meat

making the most of meat

Meat can sometimes be the most costly ingredient in a meal. So it’s important to make the most of every piece, just as our chef clients do to create delicious dishes for the customers in their restaurants. There’s always some loss as meat does tend to shrink naturally through cooking. Check out these easy tips … Read more

The Key to a Great Sausage


Let’s face it, there’s nothing better than a great sausage cooked on the BBQ – we all love them! Gone are the days when the only sausages available were precooked or chippolatas – thank goodness! Today there are so many varieties and flavours of sausages around, it’s hard to choose and appreciate the difference between an average sausage … Read more

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