Meat is loved by many – an important part of our daily life. Meat is served in a variety of ways. There are many meat suppliers who offer a variety of meat, both fresh and cured or smoked. For instance, Blaauwberg Meat Specialities, where you can find a wide array of high-quality meat products, such as cold meats, value-added meat products and traditional smoked meat products.
When it comes to savouring the taste of different types of meat, you can find varied options ranging from smoked sausages, hams as well as different cuts of bacon. Here are some of the most popular meat specialities:
Bacon is cured and sometimes smoked, cut from pork belly, shoulder or back. When a cut from pork is salt cured, it becomes really appetising. It is a very versatile and can be used in a variety of dishes. The best meal is the first meal of the day, Bacon and Eggs, or maybe French toast drizzled with Maple Syrup and Crispy streaky Bacon. Bacon is added to many meals, either as part of a salad, crispy and crumbled or generously topping your favourite Pizza. Bacon can make everything taste better.
Sausage is a product, which is made from ground or minced meat, using pork, veal or beef. This product is prepared in a cylindrical shape, with the addition of salt and spices. Often, different seasonal flavours are included. Sausages can also be smoked, cured or air dried. Many recipes, are made tastier with the addition of sausage. Sausage forms an integral part of many cuisines, whether simply grilled, or added to stews. The Spanish and Portuguese have Chourizo which is either eaten as is, or grilled or sautéed. Added to a traditional Brazilian or Portuguese Feijoada, pork and bean stew, it elevates the stew to delicious heights. The Italians have Salami, which is eaten in wafer thin slices, or added to so many dishes for extra flavour. What would our Pizza be without these meaty treats, packed with flavour? What would an English breakfast be, without a juicy Pork Banger or pork chippolates? The best example of a sausage, is locally made boerewors, what would a South African braai be without our Boerrie?
Ham is pork preserved by dry or wet curing. Salt and spices are also incorporated in the preserving process. There are different types of hams, Gypsy Ham, Hickory Ham or good old fashioned Sandwich ham. Ham is a versatile meat, it can be used in sandwiches, it tops our Pizza, ham is added to soups, glazed and roasted as part of our Christmas lunch.
These are just a few examples of some of the meat products are made at Blaauwberg, other products range from pate’s or spreads, various Salami products, German style Sausages such as Bockwurst and Knackwurst. Meat is a traditional part of our diet, nutritious and full of taste. It has graced our tables and filled our lunchboxes, brought together family and friends. A delicious part of our lives.