A feast of smoked meats, and a rant.

If you are planning on a new healthy start to 2012 cutting the amount of salt, fat and calories……then look away now….

However if you feel you still want to get stuck into some serious meat then have a gander at this hearty selection of smoked meats I’ve been cooking recently.

I’ve been reading here and there about predictions for food trends for 2012….Peruvian anyone? (well maybe Smoked Guinea Pig…….. Wallace and Grommit our family guinea pigs watch out!).

After recent trends of molecular gastronomy, tiny little portions of tastes, why not do food properly and go big! Serve your family some good quality meat, a decent cheap cut, such as ribs, or some brisket or shoulder of pork, with some crusty home made bread, some simply cooked vegetables, and enjoy real food. Bear in mind all of these meats can be cooked on a BBQ as long as it has a lid, such as a kettle BBQ, these can be picked up very cheaply in the sales at the moment.

Here’s a selection of what has been on my smoker over the Festive Period. 

Hickory smoked bacon collar

Beef short ribs

Zaatar rubbed smoked turkey leg joint

All in all a mouth-watering range of meats, over the moon with my new Christmas present.

Have a great year.

15 responses to this post.

  1. Good on you for being virtuous Kate, that does sound a lovely healthy meal. You can always ring the changes wit some lovely nutty red rice, or some wild rice in with the plain rice.
    Cod is lovely too, but have you tried pollack or gurnard, lovely fish too.
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  2. Looks divine. Especially after I’ve just eaten my rather sad dinner of cod roasted over some cherry tomatoes, garlic, green beans and olives. With plain boiled rice. I AM being virtuous for January. And my dinner was way too healthy this evening!! *drool*

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  3. I am seriously drooling over these pictures of meat.

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  4. Thanks Jules. Lots of respect for veggie food, I enjoyed it for 14 years until recently.
    Will promise to do some lovely veggie pizzas especially for you guys soon.
    I’ve emailed you the food trends details I’ve been reading, but for others interested, here’s a link.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkpicturegalleries/8989727/Top-ten-food-trends-for-2012.html
    Cheers
    Marcus

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  5. Ooh that’s looking good, even to my veggie eyes!! Marcus, I agree entirely with your rant. Also, could you tell me where you’ve been reading up on the forthcoming food trends? It’s my last day off before back to school and can’t think of anything better than having a nice read about foods with a cuppa! 🙂

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  6. Well, I am, but I’d never turn that down – never. It looks so stupidly good.

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  7. Magnificent! I want a taste of everything!

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