Sunday, 7 April 2013

Farmison Meats - Keeping Sunday Supper Simple

Sometimes you just have to keep things simple. There is a time when you leave the chilli out, forget the garlic, keep the onions in the vegetable drawer and just cook the meat.

Farmison & Co supply a wide range of different cuts of meat to suit all tastes and family sizes. Their meat is from small specialist producers and wherever possible it is free range and sometimes organic. The meat tastes great and is delivered chilled and specially packed ready to eat or suitable for freezing.

Part of the box of meat that I received from Farmison & Co was 500gm of mince. As soon as I took the mince out of the packaging I was impressed with it.

Beautiful colour without that supermarket redness, fresh meat smell and very, very lean.

The one thing I have from my early married days (first time that is) is a Tupperware burger press. Yess, that's right Tupperware from the late 70s.  My dad always made our own burgers and after I got married I continued to make my own and eventually bought a burger press at a Tupperwarde party one of my friends had.  I used this to make our own burgers and have never been one to buy burgers ready made from the supermarket.  Just as well, with all the scandals these days too.

Anyway, the burger press is one of the few things that has followed me from life to new life and I continue to make my own burgers.  Sometime I add herbs and spices and chilli etc.but when I opened the Farmison minced beef I just wanted to keep it simple.

I only added salt & pepper and a bit of Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce and divided the meat into four and made four burger patties with my press.  Placed them on stoneware and into the oven for about 15 minutes at about 190oC.

Whilst I was preparing the meat I had some potato wedges cooking in the oven and when the burgers went in I turned the oven up to brown the potatoes and cook the burgers. I drizzled a bit of olive oil over the wedges and sprinkled with Wild Garlic Secret Spices and placed on a baking tray in a single layer. Turn over half way through cooking and continue until they are brown and crispy.

Final result, a simple and very tasty supper, just perfect after the day we had cleaning out the shed and a couple of hours on the allotment!

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