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8 Fresh Dinner Ideas From Your Local Butcher | Halswell Butchery

Whether you're looking for ideas for a quick and easy weeknight meal or something a little more special, your local butcher can help. Here are some of our favourite fresh dinner ideas using meat, poultry, and seafood from the butcher counter. Enjoy!

1. Lamb shanks with mint and peas

Another great recipe for lamb is to cook it in a stew or soup. This dish is traditionally made with lamb shanks, but you can also use other cuts of lamb. Season the lamb with salt, pepper, and garlic, then add it to a pot with water or stock. Add the peas and mint leaves, then simmer until the lamb is cooked through.

2. Chicken cordon bleu

If you're looking for a fresh dinner idea, why not try chicken cordon bleu? This classic dish is made by wrapping chicken breasts in ham and cheese, then breading and frying them. The result is a crispy, flavorful chicken that is sure to please the whole family. And best of all, chicken cordon bleu is easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a delicious meal on the table in no time.

3. Minced beef pie

This dish is packed with flavour, and it's easy to make. Simply brown some ground beef in a pan and add your favourite seasonings. Then, add some chopped vegetables and a can of tomato soup. Pour the mixture into an unbaked pie crust and bake for 30 minutes. Once the pie is out of the oven, you can enjoy a delicious meal that the whole family will love. 

So next time you're looking for something new to cook, give minced beef pie a try. You won't be disappointed.

4. Pork belly with cherry BBQ sauce

Another simple but decadent dinner dish? Pork belly with cherry BBQ sauce. The succulent pork belly is first rubbed with a spice blend of your choice, then seared until crisp on the outside. It's then baked in the oven until tender. 

While the pork is cooking, the cherry BBQ sauce is prepared by simmering fresh cherries, vinegar, sugar, and spices. Once the pork is cooked through, it's smothered in the delicious sauce and served hot.

5. Lamb shawarma

Shawarma is a popular Middle Eastern dish that can be made with lamb, chicken, or beef. Season the lamb with a spice blend of your choice, then cook it in a preheated oven. Once the lamb is cooked, slice it thinly and serve it on pita bread with chopped lettuce, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.

6. Creamy herb chicken thighs

Looking for a fresh, flavorful dinner idea? Try herb chicken thighs! This easy recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal, and can be made in just a few simple steps. First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Then, season your chicken thighs with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you like. Next, place the chicken in a baking dish and cover with a creamy sauce. 

You can use store-bought cream of chicken soup, or make your own sauce with milk and flour. Bake the chicken for 25-30 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve over rice or potatoes and enjoy!

7. Sesame-crumbed pork cutlets

This dish is easy to make but packed with flavour. To start, coat thin pork cutlets in a mixture of flour, salt, and pepper. Then dip them in beaten eggs and coat with a mixture of bread crumbs and sesame seeds. Finally, cook the cutlets in a hot skillet until they are golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Serve with a fresh salad or steamed vegetables for a complete meal. You'll be surprised at how satisfying this simple dish can be. Give it a try tonight!

8. Beef schnitzel 

This dish is made by pounding thin slices of beef until they are tender, then coating them in bread crumbs and frying them until golden brown. Serve with a side of potatoes and veggies for a complete meal. You'll be sure to impress your family and friends with this delicious dinner!

Try fresh dinner ideas with your favourite cuts today!

Sourcing the best, freshest meat for your meals is important for creating delicious dishes. AtHalswell Butchery, we offer a wide selection of cuts and can help you find the perfect meat for whatever dish you're cooking up. Stop by and see us today!


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