Red and white meat are the core of the British diet. They can be cooked in a variety of ways and the influence of international cuisine has increased the number of recipes many times over. Good quality meat is the first prerequisite.
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There are few dishes more traditional in the UK than the Sunday roast, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding. It was even the way the French described an English sports team; ‘les rosbifs.’ If there is such a thing anymore, roast beef is the national dish of the UK. However there is far more that can be done with beef than simply putting it into a roasting tin and cooking it in the oven. Beef and lamb are the two most popular red meats and of course chicken lends itself to most Asian cuisine.
The UK’s taste for recipes from different parts of the world has increased the number of dishes consumed and high on the list are a variety of Asian dishes using a variety of spices. The cut of meat is an important factor as to how it is cooked. Fillets take very little cooking, especially if you like rare or medium rare meat. Other cuts take more time and those dishes which contain different flavours can use cuts that need longer to cook.
Seasoning and Flavouring for Meat
Salt and pepper are standard with every meal but if you like spicy food then you may decide to use chillies and perhaps curry leaves. Garlic is an excellent ingredient for many such dishes. If you are going to use dried chillies ideally you should soak them in water. Once you have made your marinade you can ensure that the meat is properly covered and then left to stand; the longer the better – to let the marinade do its work.
You can oven cook at a medium heat and organise whatever vegetables you want. Everything is a matter of taste. If you like really spicy food then you can use spices accordingly. There are recipe books specialising in different national cuisines and they form the basis of what you can expect to see when visiting a restaurant. More and more people try these international dishes themselves and adapt the ingredients to suit.
Good spices can disguise the quality of meat but it is surely better to buy the best quality possible. If you want to buy halal meat, then you can do so without the need to have a local butcher because there are websites offering a national delivery service and of course a secure payment system so that your personal financial details are safe from unauthorised use.
You can get your meat from halaltodoor.com and it comes with a guarantee of freshness. If you have no regular butcher or simply pick up meat on your visits to the supermarket why not test the idea of having your meet delivered? You will be pleasantly surprised both by the freshness and also the speed with which you get your delivery.