Savour the Summer with Calabresa Sausage

As the warm breezes of summer beckon us outdoors, our culinary cravings shift to flavours that complement the season’s vibrant energy. Enter Calabresa sausage – a true gem in the world of summer cuisine. This robust, savoury sausage is packed with flavours that can transform any meal into a memorable feast. One of the standout

Savouring Summer: The Versatility of Ribs

Ah, summer—the season of long days, warm nights, and gatherings that invite us outdoors. When it comes to summer meals, few dishes can rival the irresistible appeal of ribs. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, planning a picnic in the park, or simply enjoying a lazy Sunday with loved ones, ribs are the quintessential star

Exploring the Delicious World of Presunto

Presunto, a Portuguese cured ham, holds a special place in the hearts of food enthusiasts around the globe. From appetizers to lunchtime favourites, presunto adds depth of flavour and sophistication to any meal. Let’s start with appetizers. Picture this: thinly sliced presunto draped over a platter of creamy cheese and ripe figs, creating a mouthwatering

The Rich Flavours of Portuguese Linguiça

Portugal, renowned for its rich culinary heritage, boasts an array of delectable dishes that showcase the country’s diverse flavours. Among these culinary treasures is the beloved Portuguese linguiça, a flavourful sausage that holds a special place in Portuguese cuisine. Linguiça is a traditional Portuguese sausage made from seasoned pork, garlic, paprika, and other spices, giving

Elevate Your Easter Feast with our Exquisite Steaks

As Easter approaches, many families are preparing to gather around the table for a delicious feast. While traditional holiday dishes often take center stage, why not add a touch of elegance to your Easter spread this year with Pavão Meats’ exquisite steaks? We believe that every occasion is an opportunity to elevate your dining experience,

Take Out Menu: A Feast of Flavour at Your Fingertips

In today’s fast-paced world, convenience is key. At Pavão Meats, we understand the need for delicious meals on the go without compromising on quality or taste. That’s why we’re thrilled to unveil our Take Out Menu, offering a rich selection of dishes that promise to tantalize your taste buds and satisfy your cravings. From succulent

A Meat Lover’s Dream: Beef Steaks

As the new year unfolds, Pavão Meats is thrilled to kick off a tantalizing series of recipes that cater to the ultimate carnivore’s dream: beef, glorious beef! In this week’s spotlight, we’re diving into the world of succulent beef steaks that are bound to make your taste buds dance. Our selection of premium beef cuts

A Stress-Free Holiday Feast with our Takeout

The holiday season is upon us, bringing joy, laughter, and, let’s be honest, a fair share of stress. Balancing meal preparation and holiday shopping can be a daunting task, leaving little time for the festive joy we all cherish. At Pavão Meats, we understand the struggle, and we’re here to be your culinary companion, ensuring

Exploring the Flavours of Azores: Chouriço Micalense

Nestled in the heart of the Azores archipelago, a little-known culinary gem awaits discovery: Chouriço Micalense. Hailing from São Miguel, the largest island in this Portuguese paradise, this sausage is a savoury sensation that deserves a place in your culinary repertoire. The Essence of Chouriço Micalense Chouriço Micalense is a traditional Portuguese sausage with a

Discover the Delightful Paiva Cheese

At our butcher shop, we take pride in offering a wide range of exceptional products, and one gem that deserves special attention is the delectable Paiva cheese. This Portuguese cheese is a culinary delight that adds a burst of flavour and richness to various dishes. Join us as we explore the wonders of Paiva cheese

Beef London Broil

If you’re looking for a delicious and easy-to-prepare meal, sliced beef London broil is a great choice. This cut of beef is flavourful and tender, and it’s perfect for a variety of dishes. Here are a few ideas for how to serve sliced beef London broil: There are many ways to serve sliced beef London

Chicken bacon wraps

Chicken bacon wraps are a simple and tasty meal that are perfect for busy weeknights or a quick lunch on the go. They’re easy to customize to your liking, making them a versatile and flavourful option for any occasion. To start, you’ll need some thinly sliced chicken breast and a few slices of bacon. Preheat

New Year’s Day turkey

New Year’s Day dinner is a tradition that many families look forward to, and there’s no better main dish than a juicy, flavourful turkey. There are many ways to prepare a turkey for New Year’s Day dinner, but one of the most popular methods is roasting. To roast a turkey, you’ll need to start by

Christmas roast

Christmas roast is a classic holiday meal that is loved by people all around the world. Whether you prefer roast beef, lamb, pork, or chicken, there’s a recipe for everyone. Here’s a simple recipe for a mouthwatering roast beef that is sure to be a hit at your Christmas dinner. Ingredients: Instructions: This roast beef

Homemade rotisserie chicken

This recipe for Rotisserie Chicken creates a juicy, tender roast chicken that stands on its own or is perfect to use in any dish that calls for cooked chicken. Perfect for Fall dinners! Ingredients 1 small fryer chicken about 3.5lbs1 tablespoon olive oil½ teaspoon paprika¼ teaspoon smoked paprika½ teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon onion powdersalt & pepper to taste Method Combine all seasonings in a small bowl and

How to make our own cheese board

Ever wondered how to put together your own perfect cheese board? It’s actually quite easy! And they are perfect for holidays, Friday nights, or everyday entertaining. First things first! You need a relatively large, flat board. Prep your cheese plate ahead of time. You can assemble a cheese plate in 10-20 minutes. Keep your cheese board

Refreshing grilled chicken salad

A refreshing and nutritious go-to summer salad, this Grilled Chicken and Mixed Greens Salad is topped with a simple balsamic dressing. Ingredients 50 g grilled chicken breast2 cups fresh mixed greens (various types of lettuce)1 cucumber1 bell pepper3 cherry tomatoes1 carrot1 tbs canned cornparmesan1 slice stale breadbalsamic vinegarolive oillemonsalt, pepper to taste Instructions Season your

Homemade steakhouse steak!

Father’s Day is coming up. So, let’s surprise dad with a steakhouse-quality steak made at home. Ingredients 1 (1 3/4″-thick) bone-in rib eye (about 1 1/2 lb.)Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper2 tsp. vegetable oil3 Tbsp. unsalted butter2 sprigs rosemary2 garlic cloves, crushedFlaky sea salt InstructionsSeason steak generously with kosher salt and pepper and let sit

Cooking giblets, hearts and liver!

Imagine having the on the menu! Well, please don’t turn your head and make “a face”.  They’re actually quite delicious. Ingredients 1 pound chicken giblets1 pound chicken liver250 grams chicken heart2 tablespoons cumin powder2 tablespoons ground black pepper1 tablespoon turmeric powder1 large onion, sliced2-3 green chili, sliced2 tablespoons garlic paste2 tablespoons ginger paste1 tablespoon thyme

Liver & Bacon recipe

Simple, quick, minimal ingredients, and low in carbs! That‘s the perfect description for a liver recipe! Oh, we forgot versatile, delicious and perfect for a weeknight dinner! Add to your list of “meal prep“ recipes! Ingredients 400g new potato 2 tbsp olive oil 4 spring onions , trimmed and each cut into 2-3 pieces on the diagonal 4 rashers

Grilling sausages

Late Spring comes with that feeling of summer when it comes to recipes. Grilling season is upon us and we can’t help but think about the outdoors. Sausage are a flavourful ingredient that’s great for feeding a crowd. Grilling sausage is not easy. Cooking a sausage all the way through before it burns on the

Braised tongue

Beef tongue’s taste is clean and beefy and its texture is firm and fleshy. Once braised, be sure to peel it while still warm and return it to its braising liquid to remain moist. Ingredients 4 1/2 pounds beef tongue excess fat trimmed 6 cups water salt to taste 1 onion sliced 4-5 cloves of garlic 2 serrano peppers large handful of cilantro 2-3 bay leaves

Beef stuffed cabbage rolls

Believe it or not, beef stuffed cabbage rolls are an easy delicious weeknight meal. Ingredients 1 medium head cabbage1 to 1-1/4 pounds ground beef1 cup cooked rice1 small onion, chopped1 large egg, lightly beaten2 teaspoons salt-free seasoning1/2 teaspoon pepper1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1 can (16 ounces) tomato sauce4 teaspoons brown sugar1/4 cup water1 tablespoon lemon juice

Ham & Cheese BLT Sandwich

Planning a delicious lunch or a light dinner? This delicious Ham & Cheese BLT sandwich may be what you are looking for. Ingredientsmakes 4 sandwiches 8 slices sourdough bread 4 tablespoon unsalted butter, at room temperature 4 slices of havarti cheese (or any sandwich cheese) 2 slicing tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick 8 to 12 slices

Veggie stuffed chicken breast covered w/ cheese

Here’s a delicious dinner option: veggie stuffed chicken breast covered with cheese. It’s great on top of a green salad or served with a side of zucchini salad. Ingredients 4 large chicken breasts6 oz spinach (chopped)1 cup mushrooms (sliced)1 bell pepper (thinly sliced)2 cloves garlic (minced)4 oz Mozzarella cheese (shredded, divided)2 oz Cream cheese1 medium Roma tomato (sliced thinly into 8 slices)Salt and black pepper Method Preheat the oven to

Homemade Beef Stew

A one-pot meal that’s hearty, flavourful and loaded with tender beef morsels. Cooked in a rich and savoury sauce, this beef stew recipe is comfort food at its best, especially during these cold Winter days! Ingredients 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 lb. chuck pot roast, trimmed and cut into 3/4” pieces 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cups vegetable

Meatballs with dumplings

Think outside the spaghetti bowl! Meatball recipes are perfect for any occasion. A favourite comfort food for these long and cold Winter days: meatballs. There are so many versions from the classic meatball recipe with tomato sauce to lightened-up, healthier recipe featuring veggies. The same flavours with more nutritious ingredients. This particular recipe combines the

NYE roasted beef tenderloin

Let’s get ready for a New Years Eve Dinner… because staying in for NYE is what it’s all about! If you’ve got a tenderloin, you’ll turn your place into the best party ever! Bon appétit! Ingredients 2 ½-3 pounds beef tenderloin, trimmed¼ cup dried porcini mushrooms, soaked1 ½ cups beef stock Salt + medium ground black

How to cook chicken wings

Just because it’s Fall, don’t give up on chicken wings. There are many ways of cooking them beyond the barbecue. It’s cold outside, bbq days are over for now, but you feel like having chicken wings. Well, here’s the good news: making at home is easy. What isn’t easy is choosing how to make them,

Easy weeknight beef stir fry

Easy Weeknight Beef Stir Fry is the perfect asian-restaurant-inspired dish that you can make at home. To get delicious flavour use lots of your favourite vegetables, and of course a great sauce.  Serve this beef stir fry with white rice, egg noodles, or next to fried rice! Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs flank steak – cut across the grain into 1/4-inch strips 3 tbsp cornstarch

Thanksgiving Turkey

Why in the world do people stress so much over their Thanksgiving Turkey? Ok, it is the centrepiece of your Thanksgiving meal. And that usually means you have a table full of people not to disappoint, right? So, here are some tips to ease up the stress! Cooking Thanksgiving Turkey The first thing to remember

Easy spaghetti and meatballs

Serve a classic Italian-inspired dish for dinner. Whether you’re serving adults or a family-friendly crew, this dish is a pitch-perfect crowd pleaser. Ingredients Coarse salt and ground pepper  1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan, plus more for serving  1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley  2 garlic cloves, minced  1 large egg  1 pound lean ground beef 1/4 cup

Is it chouriço or chorizo?

Contrary to popular opinion, chouriço is not the same as chorizo. There are obvious similarities, but also distinctive differences. When buying “traditional” sausages, many people refer to them as ‘chorizo’, pointing to the specific one they’d like to get. Well, the truth is the name really covers a variety of sausages, but is that enough

Brazilian Picanha

Picanha, aka the top sirloin cap is the specialty of a Brazilian steakhouse. The flavourful meat is skewered, grilled, and sliced before serving. Here’s one way of making this delicious dish! Ingredients 3 to 4 pounds picanha beef  1 1/2 tablespoons salt, divided Freshly ground black pepper, to taste High heat oil, for greasing the grill

What is Morcela?

Morcela, or Portuguese Black Pudding, is probably the most unique thing to eat in Portuguese cooking. Morcela is blood sausage at its finest, unbelievably rich and flavourful with the perfect amount of spice. Morcela is a traditional Portuguese blood sausage that, like chouriço and linguiça, is very much a part of the Portuguese cuisine, especially around

Avocado BLT with fried egg

Need something different for breakfast (or weekend brunch)? This BLT sandwich might just be what you’re looking for.  Ingredients 2 handfuls lettuce 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced pepper to taste 6 strips bacon, cooked until crispy 2 eggs, fried 2 avocados, halved, pitted and peeled 2 tablespoons chipotle mayo (1 chopped chipotle chili in adobo mixed

Chicken souvlaki

Simple to make, loaded with classic Greek flavours: chicken marinated in lemon, garlic and dried oregano then threaded onto skewers. Served with a homemade Tzatziki, all bundled up in pita bread. Ingredients 750 g chicken thigh fillets (or breast), cut into 2.5cm pieces 2 tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup lemon juice 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tbsp dried oregano 1/2 – 3/4 tsp salt Black pepper

Spicy slow cooker chili

Come Fall, chili is one of the most popular recipes to make. And for good reason! It’s incredibly flavourful, packed with protein and perfectly hearty! Simply put: a dinner everyone can agree on. Ingredients 2 lbs ground beef  2 cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained  2 cans diced tomatoes, drained  1 can tomato sauce  2

Portuguese Francesinha Sandwich

Considered by many the ultimate Portuguese comfort food. It originated in the north of Portugal, specifically the city of Porto. Bread, sausages, meat, ham, cheese, egg and a rich and meaty sauce are the main ingredients. All this accompanied by a bunch of french fries. Here’s how you make it! IngredientsS Sandwich 2 slices of

Juicy steakhouse burgers

Create your own juicy burger to enjoy during these hot summer days! Spices can be easily added to suit anyone’s taste. Baste frequently with your favourite bbq sauce. Ingredients 1 pound ground lean beef  1 large egg  ½ cup minced onion  ¼ cup fine dried bread crumbs  1 tbsp Worcestershire  1 or 2 cloves garlic,

Grandma’s Portuguese beef stew

Beef stew is definitely a comfort food for the cold days. But who says you can’t enjoy this delicious dish in the middle of summer? Let’s face it, grandma’s recipes are delicious all year round! And this is one of those recipes! Enjoy! Ingredients2 lbs beef stew meat3 tbsp flour2 tbsp vegetable oil1 Bay Leaf1 tbsp fine sea salt 1/2 tsp thyme Leaves1/4 tsp  Black Pepper (ground)14.5 ounces beef broth4 carrots (cut

Sticky BBQ ribs

Barbecue ribs slathered in the most delicious sticky barbecue sauce are the perfect summer meal. Let’s enjoy bbq season with this ribs’ recipe. Ingredients2 kg pork ribs2 tsp garlic powder1 tsp onion powder2 tsp paprika2 tsp salt1 tsp black pepper1/2 tsp cumin1 tsp chili or Cayenne powder (optional)2 tbsp olive oil BBQ Sauce4 garlic cloves (minced)3 cups ketchup1/2 cup orange juice 1/3 cup white vinegar1/3 cup Worcestershire sauce1/3 cup molasses1/3 cup brown

Mistakes to avoid when cooking steak

Were you ever disappointed with the result of your grilling experience? Was the steak overcooked? We all have, at some point, made a few mistakes that turned our grilling meals into something not so tasty. These mistakes are easy to avoid. Let’s look at the most common ones. The wrong type of steak – This

BBQ rib rubs

A good rub will bring out the best in ribs, amplifying the flavour to get finger-licking results! From sweet to spicy, there are plenty of options available and you just need to find your own. Here are a few suggestions: A simple mustard rub – Mustard is known for its ability to hold dry seasonings

Chicken stroganoff with mushrooms

Skinless chicken breasts smothered in a full-flavoured stroganoff sauce for an easy weeknight dinner! Simply yummy! Ingredients Chicken: 600g chicken, boneless skinless breast 1 tsp garlic powder Salt and pepper 1 tbsp olive oil Gravy: 1 large onion, chopped 300 g mushrooms, sliced 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp flour 2 cups beef broth/stock 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2/3 cup sour cream Instructions Sprinkle chicken with

Liver & bacon with onion gravy

A delicious dish that’s rich and nutritious! Serve with gravy drizzled over fluffy mashed potatoes. Ingredients 6 slices  bacon 3 large  onions, sliced thin  salt & pepper, to season the onions and liver  1⁄2lb  beef liver, sliced thin  1⁄2cup  flour butter Instructions In a 12-inch skillet, cook the bacon slices. Remove bacon slices from skillet, and set aside, but DO NOT

What is dry aged beef?

Dry-Aging takes certified Angus Beef to its fullest potential with unparalleled flavour and tenderness. Dry-Aged beef is now a trend with many people preferring when it comes to cuts of beef. What many people do not seem to realize is that dry-aged beef is a process that has been around for many centuries. Did you

Mexican Street Tacos w/ beef

Easy, quick, authentic “carne asada” street tacos you can now make at home! So good! Ingredients Spice Mix 1 1/2 tbsp chipotle powder 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 tsp All Spice powder  1 tsp coriander powder 2 tsp onion powder or garlic powder or 1 tsp of each 1 tsp salt and pepper, each Beef 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil 1.5kg beef chuck, cut into 4 pieces 5 garlic cloves,

Weeknight mushroom Swiss burgers w/ Aioli

How many of the tasty burgers from our “burger selection” have you tried? Well, here’s a recipe we’re sure you’ll have more than once this Summer. Ingredients 5 tablespoons butter, divided 1 small onion, thinly sliced 2 teaspoons salt, divided 2 cups mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 4 brioche burger buns 4 (3-ounce) ground beef burger patties 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded For the

How to smoke pork ribs

Do you love incredibly tender pork ribs? If you do, then you’re about to get really excited! Smoking ribs will give you the most flavourful, tender and delicious ribs ever! It doesn’t matter which way to choose, all barbecue pork ribs are done in a smoker (check last week’s post on this). If you don’t

Bacon wrapped grilled filet mignon

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon is a steakhouse classic you can easily make at home. Grilling steak wrapped with bacon combines their juices for a savoury, tender steak with a touch of crispiness and irresistible flavour. Ingredients 4 Pavão’s beef tenderloin steaks wrapped in bacon or 4  filet mignon 8 ounces (beef tenderloin steaks) 4 pieces thin cut bacon 1-2 tablespoons Montreal

How to grill pork chops

Grilling season is upon us and pork chops are among the favourite cuts to make. Whether it’s bone-in or boneless, loin or rib chops, the key factor to take into account is its thickness. When grilling pork chops, it is important to look at the the thickness of the chop before we even think of

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Grilling season is in full swing, but sometimes we just don’t have the time to fire up the grill to enjoy delicious chicken wings! But if you’re craving chicken wings, you can still enjoy them by making this “perfectly crispy oven baked Chicken Wings” recipe. Ingredients 2 to 3 pounds chicken wings 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black

Steak: done to perfection

Know the level of doneness you like when grilling steak. The arrival of Summer is synonymous with grilling season. There is, obviously, no better food to grill than a steak. With it comes the level of “doneness” you prefer! When talking about steak doneness, one is referring to how thoroughly cooked a cut of meat

Carnitas (Mexican slow cooked pulled pork)

Carnitas is juicy and tender shredded pork with crispy, flavourful edges. It’s a staple in Mexican cuisine and easy to make at home. Here’s how. Ingredients 2 kg pork shoulder, skinless, boneless 2 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 onion, chopped 1 jalapeno, deseeded, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup juice from orange (2 oranges) RUB 1 tbsp dried oregano 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp olive oil Instructions Rinse

Searing: cooking tips for maximum flavour

If you’re deciding how to cook a steak, chicken, fish, scallops, or other proteins, consider searing before you cook. This simple technique gives your recipes rich, delicious savoury flavour and a restaurant-quality look. When we talk about searing meat, many people say it’s an unnecessary and time consuming step. Well, not really. Essentially, searing is

Greek Chicken Souvlaki w/ Tzatziki

This homemade chicken souvlaki recipe takes you to the streets of Greece. Like Kabobs, the word Souvlaki simply means “meat on skewers.” But Greeks also use it to describe the actual meal – warm pita, loaded with perfectly marinated grilled meat and topped with Tzatziki sauce. Other fixings are typically included, and even a handful of fries are tucked

How to cook rabbit

Rabbit is not only appetizing, but it’s also nutritious with small amounts of sodium and cholesterol. Often regarded as a stronger form of chicken, rabbit meat has a faint gamey, sweet flavour, and an enjoyable texture. Rabbit is usually roasted, baked in a pie, or braised in a stew or casserole to keep the meat nice and

Springtime beef stew

Loaded with beef, potatoes, and lots of blanched vegetables, this dish celebrates spring. It’s warm and hearty, yet fresh and bright. This down-to-earth dinner gives you everything you want in a stew in one bowl. Ingredients 2.5 pounds veal or beef, cut in 2 inch cubes 3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 tablespoons butter 2 medium new onions diced finely 1 medium

Marinade: tips & suggestions

Marinades are a simple way to add big flavour to meat. There are many recipes, some tips and a few basic components to follow. A marinade is a simple, yet essential way, to add flavour to meat, making it more tender to cook. It consists of a liquid solution made from wine, vinegar or juice

Chili con carne

This chili con carne with ground beef is a serious crowd-pleaser! It has a nice flavour and just enough spice. It comes together in less than an hour. It you use lean ground beef, it’ll be healthier and also keeps it from being greasy. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves , minced 1 onion, diced (brown, white, yellow)

Spaghetti Bolognese: a true Italian classic

Our spaghetti bolognese is super easy and a true Italian classic with a meaty, chilli sauce. (Note: Bolognese Sauce is perfect on any pasta, not just spaghetti!) Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 4 garlic cloves crushed 1 onion finely diced 1 carrot finely diced 1 rib celery finely diced 1 pound ground beef ½ pound ground pork 1 ¼ cups red wine or beef broth 1 cup whole milk 28 ounces whole tomatoes with juice 4 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp Italian seasoning 1 bay leaf

Tosta Mista: one of Portugal’s most popular sandwiches

Simply put, a “Tosta Mista” is a signature Portuguese melted (grilled) ham and cheese sandwich. It’s delicious, it’s savoury, it’s decadent! It’s no secret Portuguese cuisine is renowned for its fresh ingredients and unique flavours. The Tosta Mista is no exception to that rule. It’s a popular choice for a snack, a light lunch, brunch

All about shrimp

One of the most popular seafoods in North America, shrimp is rich in nutrients, adds a fancy touch to any meal and is very easy to cook. When it comes to cooking, shrimp is extremely popular because it is very versatile: a very popular ingredient in appetizers, salads, antipasto platters, soup, chowders, cocktail dishes, grilled

All you need to know about chorizo

Chorizo is a name given to a variety of sausages, both fresh and cured, originating from the Iberian Peninsula (now Spain and Portugal). And it’s delicious. Nowadays, it varies from Central America to the Iberian Peninsula. When it comes to chorizo, there are a few things we all should know, from the different types to

Classic Rack of Lamb

Tender oven-roasted rack of lamb, seasoned with rosemary, thyme, garlic, salt and freshly ground black pepper, and slathered with olive oil is so elegant and so perfect for Easter. Ingredients ½ cup fresh bread crumbs  2 tablespoons minced garlic  2 tablespoons rosemary  1 teaspoon salt  ¼ teaspoon black pepper  2 tablespoons olive oil  1 (7

How to cook mussels

Have you ever wondered how to cook mussels? It’s actually super easy. Did you know steamed mussels with garlic and white wine is considered one of the most elegant classics among culinary experts? So, there should be no reason to not enjoy them at home – they’re fancy enough for a weekend treat, and easy enough

Slow cooked Lamb Shanks

Lamb shanks are a delicious cut of meat begging to be slow cooked. Simmered in a rich, inspired red wine sauce, the meat just slides off the bone! Ingredients 4 lamb shanks, around 13 oz / 400g each 1 tsp each salt and pepper 2 – 3 tbsp olive oil, separated 1 cup onion, finely diced (brown, yellow or white) 3 garlic cloves, minced

What is Filet Mignon?

The filet mignon is much, much more than just a fancy steak. It is tender, delicious and much less expensive to make at home. The filet mignon is an elegant steak with fork-tender texture and mild flavour. It’s the steak that you choose for special occasions. A steak that’s designed to impress. It is consider

Brazilian Feijoada

Brazilian Feijoada is a black bean and pork stew that is often served with farofa, toasted cassava flour. This comfort food is sometimes called the national dish of Brazil. Ingredients 1 pound dry black beans 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 ounces slab bacon (rind removed), diced 1 pound pork ribs, cut into individual ribs 2 chorizo sausages, sliced 1 smoked sausage, sliced 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 tomatoes, diced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground black

Delicious baked beef empanadas

Tender, flaky crust surrounding a hearty mixture of warmly-spiced ground beef and vegetables: beef empanadas are  perfect little appetizers and great for any occasion. IngredientsMakes about 363 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided2 lb. ground beef 2 medium onions, chopped2 small red bell peppers, seeded, chopped Saltground pepper3 tbsp. ground cumin2 tbsp. sweet paprika1 tbsp. dried oregano¼

What to make w/ boneless pork loin?

What can I make with boneless pork loin? What’s the best way to cook it? We hear these questions many times from our customers. So we decided to write a post about this cut meat. First and foremost, the whole boneless loin is a primal cut of meat that runs between the back legs and

Garlic Butter Shrimp

If you like shrimp and love garlic, we hope you give this fast and delicious recipe a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 1 1/2 pounds shrimp, peeled and deveined Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 5 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chicken stock Juice of 1 lemon, or more,

What is a Tomahawk steak?

The tomahawk steak is essentially a ribeye beef steak specifically cut with at least five inches of rib bone left intact. The extra-long, french trimmed bone utilizes the same culinary technique that shapes a rack of lamb. “Frenching” means trimming the bone of meat and fat to the point where it looks like a handle. The tomahawk steak are

Meatball Sandwich

Meatballs in tomato sauce with melted cheese on a baguette is simply divine! Anyone else agrees? Well, here’s the recipe! Ingredients 16 meatballs (recipe) 2 cups pasta sauce or marinara sauce (see below) 4 mini baguettes (or dinner rolls) 4 tablespoons garlic butter 1 cup shredded provolone or mozzarella cheese Marinara Sauce 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped 1/2 teaspoon

Hearty Beef Stew

This hearty beef stew is comfort food at its best! It will definitely warm your soul! It makes sure you really make the most of each step of the cooking process to end up with a beautiful, rich, and hearty beef stew! Ingredients2 lbs boneless beef stew meat1 onion1 cup carrots2 stalks celery, choppedSea saltFreshly ground black pepper3 cloves

All about beef tenderloin

Beef tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef. This is where we get filet mignon, which is made from the very tip of the pointy end of the tenderloin. There is also very little fat within the tenderloin, making it a very lean cut. What is beef tenderloin?Beef tenderloin is a very tender cut

Easy, delicious & healthy meatloaf

Easy, delicious & healthy meatloaf is the perfect recipe for those who want to eat healthy as it is made with hidden vegetables. All the classic flavours your whole family loves about meatloaf! Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef  1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 yellow onion chopped 1 zucchini grated 1/2 red bell grated 1 clove garlic minced 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/4 cup 2% milk 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 large egg 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Pan-Seared strip loin steak

A fantastic strip steak is the perfect dinner for a date night or any special occasion that deserves something extra delicious on the table.  Ingredients2 (12-ounce) lean, beef strip loin steak AAA1 teaspoon salt3/4 teaspoon black pepper1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons butter2 thyme sprigs2 garlic cloves, crushed Instructions– Let steaks stand 30 minutes at room

Pork Loin Steak w/ mushroom sauce

Delicious pork loin steaks cooked with mushrooms in a creamy sauce, and all done in under 20 minutes. Too good to be true? Not at all! Here’s the recipe! Ingredients 4 pork loin steaks 1 tbsp olive oil 2 shallots chopped 2-3 large field mushrooms or portobello mushrooms chopped 2 rosemary sprigs chopped a splash of cognac or brandy (optional) 1 tbsp flour if you using cream instead of

Swedish meatballs

Nothing beats homemade meatballs smothered in a creamy gravy sauce. Whether you like Italian or Swedish (or both!) meatballs, they are versatile, delicious and easy to make. Today, we present you with the recipe for Swedish meatballs. Ingredients: Meatballs: 1/3 cup breadcrumbs 1/2 cup (125ml) milk 35 ml cream 1 large egg 1 clove minced garlic, 1/3 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon each of black pepper and ground white pepper 1/4 teaspoon

Winter steak in the oven

You don’t need a grill to cook a delicious cut of steak. In the realm of skirt, flank, rib-eye, and even filet mignon, your oven is just as valuable. Oven-broiled steak is surprisingly easy to prepare and cook to your desired degree of doneness, and just as delicious as ever! Ingredients: 2 good-quality steaks, room temperature, ideally about

Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon

This beauty is one of the easiest ways to add delicious flavour to the steak. While filet mignon is so flavourful without any add-ons, bacon just seems to make it better. Ingredients 4 filets mignon (about 1 1/2 inches thick) 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 ground black pepper 4 slices bacon (thick-cut) Instructions Gather the

What is Presunto?

Perfect as an appetizer, delicious in a sandwich, heavenly in many dishes, presunto is the one deli meat we all should have at home. Presunto is the Portuguese word used to describe an uncooked, dry-cured ham. It is a fatty cut of meat that, when sliced thinly, has a sweet meaty flavour with a pleasant

Halloween monster burgers

Have family Halloween fun by dressing up burgers to look like monsters. With sharp cheese ‘teeth’, pickle ‘tongues’ and triangular “cut-in-bread” ‘eyeballs’, these spooky monster burgers are perfect for rustling up for a kids’ Halloween party at home. They’re quick and easy and sure to spook! Ingredients 4 beef burgers 4 slices Cheddar cheese 4 seeded burger buns, halved

Ground Beef Stuffed Squash

Butternut squash boats are to Fall what zucchini boats are to summer. Here’s how you make them! Ingredients:1 butternut squash1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil1 pound ground beef1 onion, diced3 garlic cloves, crushed4 mushrooms, chopped1 large tomato, chopped1 yellow bell pepper, diced½ teaspoon dried thyme½ teaspoon dried oreganocayenne peppersaltpepper5 ounces of parmesan, grated Instructions: Preheat

Pan Roasted Pork Loin Chops

These tender and juicy Pan Roasted Pork Loin Chops are perfect for weeknight meals. Flavour them with your favorite dry rub. Only minutes to prepare. Ingredients 2 to 4 boneless pork loin chops (each about ¾-inch thick) Salt 2 to 4 tsp dry rub of choice 1 tbsp vegetable oil for searing Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Wash and pat dry chops

Different ways to cook beef

As the Fall weather is settling in, we find ourselves craving beef recipes. There’s so many delicious recipes we can make with beef. Roasted or grilled, braised or sautéed, beef can be cooked in several different—and delicious—ways. So, let us begin comfort food season! Grilling – Early Fall may not have the Summer feeling when it

Mushroom pasta with Côvo Reserva Goat Cheese

16 ounces uncooked whole wheat farfalle pasta 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons oil 24 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 1/4 cup minced garlic or shallots, or a combination of both a splash of white wine (about 1/3 cup) 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth (as needed) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 cups spinach, chopped 6 ounces Côvo Reserva

Spaghetti bolognese

Everyone needs a great everyday Spaghetti Bolognese recipe. This meat sauce is rich in flavour and easy to make for a weeknight dinner. Ingredients 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves , minced 1 onion , finely chopped (brown, yellow or white) 1 lb / 500g beef mince (ground beef)  1/2 cup (125 ml) dry red wine (sub water or beef broth/stock) 2 beef

Cheese “Flamengo de Lamego”

Did you know that similar to wine, cheese is an important and valued part of the Portuguese cuisine. Portugal produces many high-quality artisanal cheeses, which are produced in the mainland using sheep and goat’s milk, and in the islands of the Azores, using mainly cow’s milk.   We carry a great selection of Portuguese cheeses.

Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Skewers

This recipe is both simple and delish! They’re amazing just by themselves, or dipped into something simple like mustard. Here’s the recipe: Ingredients: 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into chunks 4 TBSP raw honey 4 TBSP balsamic vinegar 5-6 uncooked bacon strips, cut in half Skewers (soak in water if wooden) Method Chop chicken. Mix

Perfectly Grilled Steak

Summer time asks for perfectly grilled steak. Here’s the recipe. Ingredients:4 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-inch-thick boneless rib-eye or New York strip steaks (about 12 ounces each) or filet mignon (8-10 ounces each), trimmed 2 tablespoons canola or extra-virgin olive oil Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper Instructions:About 20 minutes before grilling, remove the steaks

Savouring Summer: Delicious Pork Chops

As the sun stretches its rays and parks beckon with lush greenery, summer invites us to indulge in outdoor gatherings and mouthwatering meals. Among the culinary delights that perfectly complement this season are succulent pork chops. Whether grilled to perfection or pan-seared with a burst of flavours, pork chops offer versatility and taste that elevate