The Butchers Block

Winter – Stop being a Jerk.

Jerk Pork Belly It is cold, miserable and wet outside. Not all of us are loving the “January Salad” buzz and we still need a little fire in our bellies. That is exactly what this flavour filled recipe will do.. This jerk sauce is not only beautiful with pork belly, but it can be used […]
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Our Signature Spiced Beef

“Each year, once I smell those aromatic spices in late November – that to me is the first tell tale sign, its almost Christmas” –  Hugh Maguire. In the first two weeks of November, the silverside or topside of beef is cured by Hugh or William in Ashbourne. They cure the beef for almost 48 […]
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Top tips for a Safe Christmas

Top Tips for a safe Christmas. Over the past few weeks, Safe Food Ireland is pushing out the message about the importance of safe cooking around Christmas with their Christmas Food Safety Campaign. A survey of 1,001 adults carried out lst year on behalf of Safe food found that 27% of people have had Christmas […]
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Meet the farmers behind your free range Turkey and Geese!

Whether you are having the traditional turkey or maybe opting for the on-trend Christmas goose at this years festive feast, wouldn’t you feel better knowing where it comes from? And not just that, knowing that the animals are reared and raised in a traditional, natural environment that allows them to roam about freely.   Our […]
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Your local craft butcher is for life, not just for Christmas …

What is it that makes your local craft butcher so special at Christmas? Every year, thousands flood to their local craft butcher at Christmas time . It could be to pick up their sons favourite sausage meat or the contents of a tasty Christmas morning fry up . It might also be for some simple […]
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This year so far…

This is personal… I just wanted to thank everyone again for the support we’ve been receiving over the past two decades! This has been an extraordinary year for us with the success of the Smokin’ Butcher Competition and the new retail pack for last year’s Great Taste Awards Supreme Champion the Smoked Black Pudding, opening […]
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