We are the oldest Smithfield Market butchers but as well as selling meat, we’re always looking for new and exciting ways of dressing up our dinners and making our meats even better.
We stock a wide choice of sauces that go with meat perfectly, and we’re constantly looking to build on the range.
Our latest additions come courtesy of our good friends over at Eat 17 in Walthamstow, inventors and producers of our new obsession – Bacon Jam.
Eat 17 was initially (and still is) a store and restaurant set up to serve the discerning residents of East London.
In the kitchen they came up with an idea to combine crispy bacon with onion jam, and use it to top their burgers. Customers loved it and wanted to buy it separately to use at home and the rest, as they say, is history.
We stock three variants – the original Bacon Jam, Chilli Bacon Jam, and Chorizo Jam.
The chilli version has a pleasant kick at the end, and the chorizo jam is a deep and really savoury flavour that we love.
Bacon Jam is of course perfect in a burger in place of relish or ketchup, but can be used in loads of other ways, too.
Stir it simply through cooked pasta for a quick and easy supper; bake it twisted in puff pastry to make savoury pastries; add a spoonful to soups or stews; serve with cheeses instead of chutney.
Or just serve it spread on crusty bread – simple and yet so good!
The Chorizo Jam is really good with seafood and is great served on the side with any type of grilled fish and with scallops particularly.
If you run out of ideas, Eat 17 have put together their own Bacon Jam Cookbook which is packed with really clever and delicious recipe ideas, all using our new favourite product.
Take a look and add some to your next order, if you love bacon this is the perfect sauce for you!
1st August 2017