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New Marinade Bags

We have been working with our friends at Potts Partnership for a couple of years now. We really like their range of sauces, and how they have put a modern twist onto some of our favourites.

Their roasting kits are a big hit with our customers. They contain everything you need to transform your humble meat into a spectacular roast dinner with gravy and condiments included.

Just in time for Summer, we’re really excited to introduce you to the newest member of the Potts family – a new range of marinades which come with their own handy sealable bag, which makes using them really easy and mess-free.

Choose from BBQ, Jerk, or Piri Piri - each pack contains enough marinade to prepare 600g of meat, which is plenty for 4 servings.

The BBQ marinade is a Tex-Mex style, inspired by the barbecue cooking of the Southern United States. It is tomato-based and contains Kentucky Bourbon with smoked chipotle chilli for a rich, deep flavour.

Jerk is the most well-known Jamaican dish, and our Jerk marinade has plenty of heat from fruity habanero chillies and a fragrant spicy kick from pimenta allspice (also known as Jamaican Pepper). This is all mellowed with a little rum.

Our Piri Piri marinade is inspired by the traditional Portugese sauce, and we’ve blended plenty of chilli with lemon juice and zest along with roast garlic.

The best thing about our new marinating bags in that they're so easy to use.
Just put your chosen meat in the bag, seal it with the built in zip, and leave the marinade to work its magic for at least an hour – but ideally overnight so that the flavour can really permeate the meat.

All marinades are ideal to use with chicken but also work really well with pork and fish. If you're using fish just don’t worry about marinating for as long – an hour or two should be plenty.

For more information please see:
Order BBQ Marinades online

24th April 2017

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Falkland Islands Lamb

The Falkland Islands are a British Overseas Territory which lies 300 miles from the coast of Argentina. It is home to 3,000 people and 500,000 sheep, which goes some way to explain how important sheep farming is to the island.
The Falkland Islands’ flag even includes a sheep!

Lamb from the Falkland Islands is renowned for being full of flavour, and we are delighted to be able to introduce you to it.

The Falklands are a lush, windswept group of islands in the Atlantic, and this pure, unpolluted environment is the perfect place to rear sheep – just as nature intended.
The sheep feed on native white grass and coastal greens all year round, and are completely free to roam the wide pastures.
Falkland Islanders in the UK tell us that no other lamb can beat the lamb from home, and we have had many requests to begin importing it.

Our first shipment has finally arrived and we now have beautiful Falklands lamb in stock, and available to order online.
We are carrying limited cuts and we have whole lamb legs and square-cut lamb shoulders.
The lamb has to come in to us frozen because of the long voyage it takes by sea, via Venezuela. It is frozen very quickly after being portioned and packed, so the freshness is preserved exactly as it was when it left the Islands.

Falkland Island sheep grow more slowly than other varieties, and therefore remain smaller for longer. Because of this, Falklands lamb joints are the size of standard lamb joints although it can have come from an older animal, which would otherwise be classed as Hogget or Mutton.
Lamb meat is from a sheep aged below 1 year, whereas Hogget is the name for meat taken from a sheep between 1 and 2 years of age, and Mutton is anything older. Hogget is slightly darker than lamb, and has a richer flavour.

Our Falklands lamb is now available to order online for delivery across the UK.

For more information please see:
Falkland Islands Lamb

17th April 2017

The flag of the Falkland Islands

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Label Anglais Chickens

We’re big fans of British meat and we always try to promote independent farmers who use high welfare methods of rearing their animals.
We believe this is right from an ethical point of view, as well as being reflected in the quality of the end product.

We have recently introduced free-range Label Anglais English chickens to our online shop. They are very high welfare, slow-grown chickens that are reared not far from Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

Initially bred to provide a British equivalent to the high quality Label Rouge French poultry brand, Label Anglais chickens are a favourite with celebrity chefs and restaurant diners alike.

Our chicks are moved at 5 weeks of age from their brooding site, where they have been since one day old, to their free-range housing 5 miles away.
Here they live in smaller groups in wooden huts with free access to large grassy areas and banks, and vast outdoor space with shaded areas and dust bowls for scratching.

They are then reared until fully-grown, which is at 80 days old. This is much longer than standard supermarket birds, which live for around 35 days. Letting the chickens grow for longer not only gives them a happier, longer life, but it means the meat is fully developed naturally, and will be more flavoursome and firmer that a younger chicken would be.

The chickens' diet is based on cereals, and supplemented by protein from peas. Natural whole maize and oats from neighbouring farms are fed alongside the whole cereal feed diet, with whole apples introduced at 7 weeks to add enrichment.

Our Label Anglais free-range chickens are delivered into us at Smithfield Market every Wednesday, so if you order online we can deliver to you on Thursday or Friday.
Each chicken reaches you with their giblets in a sealed bag so you can use them to make stock or gravy, or feed to your cat if you prefer (they love them!).
Just don’t forget to remove the bag from inside the chicken before cooking.

For more information please see:
Label Anglais English Chickens

11th April 2018

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New Red Ruby Cuts

Our Red Ruby beef is really popular and we’ve been overwhelmed with online orders for it since we started selling it last Summer.

Red Ruby is a native British breed of cattle and they are very distinctive, as they're quite short and stocky compare to other breeds. They have beautiful red coats which are long and curly through the cold months, and they’re starting to shed down to a finer covering now that winter’s gone.

The Red Ruby beef has been so in demand that we’ve been looking at extending the range, and selling different cuts of beef online from them.
To start the Red Ruby range we sold mainly steaks, including some less well-known cuts such as Denver steak, and Flat Iron steak. We also have Topside joints which are perfect for roasting.
Because these items have all been really popular we’re now going to be selling even more.

Beef Shin is massively under-rated, and as with all unusual cuts of meat it is cheaper than some of the more well-known cuts.
Shin is perfect for slow cooking in a red wine-based stock and just forgetting about for 3 hours, until the meat will be falling apart and melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
At £7 for a generous 500g boneless slice it’s great value, too.

After numerous requests we also now have minced and diced Red Ruby beef to buy online, which you can use in exactly the same way as other mince/diced beef, and be amazed at the difference!
Make your usual Bolognese or Cottage pie using Red Ruby mince and it will really improve the flavour and texture of the whole dish.
Our Minced Red Ruby is £5.50 for 500g, and the Diced Red Ruby is £6.20.

Our Red Ruby are from the Chapman Herd, a herd of 150 cattle who are farmed close to Sarrant in Hertfordshire, right on the edge of the beautiful Chiltern Hills.
They feed only on what they forage, which is a mixture of wild grasses, clover, and herbs, and they're never given cereals or soya to supplement them.

Our Red Ruby cattle are Animal Welfare Approved, and are certified members of the Pasture Fed Livestock Association which means they have been independently verified as 100% pasture fed.

Pasture fed beef has been proven to be lower in saturated fat and higher in Omega 3 fatty acids, CLA and vitamins B and E than grain and soya fed beef - plus it tastes better, too.
Pasture-fed and grass-fed are very similar, however pasture has much more of a variety of plants, rather than just grass, so is a more nourishing and natural diet.

If you’re looking to buy beef online, you can’t go far wrong with Red Ruby.
Order from Keevils for delivery and we can be with you in as little as 48 hours.

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Red Ruby Beef

5th April 2018

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