The Butchers Block

Yes, Black Pudding is Healthy!

Our award winning Black Puddings can be recognised as a healthy product too! You may have heard that our Smoked Black Pudding won the Golden Fork at the Great Taste Awards in 2017 and that our traditional Black Pudding just won Silver at Blas na hEireann 2018. They were not only great achievements for us, […]
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Beef Brisket… Versatile, Budget Friendly and Delicious!

From smoked to oven roasted, slow cooked to braised, Beef Brisket is the ultimate family dinner. But What Is Brisket? Beef brisket has the richest natural meaty flavour and is one of my favourite cuts for slow cooking. The flavour comes, in part, from the extra long cooking time required to break down the fibers of the […]
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A Quick Guide to Bacon Part 3 – The Different Cuts of Bacon

Bacon, and all its flavour and cut variations, is a wonderfully versatile product that can bring a whole range of new taste sensations to both contemporary and traditional recipes. Continuing with our Quick Guide To Bacon, here are the most traditional cuts. The Cuts Rashers (slices) differ depending on the cut from which they are […]
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A Quick Guide to Bacon Part 2 – Wet & Sweet Cured and Smoked Bacon

From fairly humble beginnings, when pigs were kept by almost every household, the bacon has developed to become a must have, versatile, comfort food that is also a profound treat for the senses. I hope you enjoyed the first part of our Quick Guide to Bacon, here is part two! Wet Cured Wet Cure dates […]
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A Quick Guide to Bacon – Part 1

We all love bacon… There is nothing quite like the intoxicating smell of it in the morning, it’s pure comfort and delight. Traditionally, cured bacon preserved the pork meat through harsh winters, when food was scarce and fridges were not available; nowadays we still carry on that tradition throughout the year with a few added […]
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What is The Lamb Shank?

Lamb Shank is a beautiful part of the lamb and perfect for slow cooking! Ok so… what is the lamb shank? The shank is the cut taken from the lower section of the lamb’s legs and can be from the front legs (foreshank) or the back legs (hind shank). The foreshank may contain part of the […]
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