14 Oct Butchers with a twist on the classics…
Butchers with a twist on the classics…
Fancy a change from your usual pork and leek bangers? Then head to your local butchers where all manner of tasty treats can be found, including sausages made with Marmite, Katsu curry or even smokey Bourbon!
Getting to know your local butcher can often save time and money, but the real fun is finding those quirky twists on traditional favourites never to be seen in the supermarkets.
Our Live Love Local butchers have all kinds of produce to check out. They love getting creative and with meat usually sourced from local farms, the journey from farm to plate is shorter. For those of us interested in food provenance, understanding where our meat has come from is important. But so are those top tips that only butchers know – the most cost-effective, tasty cuts and how to cook them, as well as finely honed butchery skills to prepare your meat exactly the way you like it.
So here are some of our favourite treats you might find around our special Fareham patch this autumn.
From gluten-free to flavours like smokey Bourbon, Katsu curry, and spiced mango, lime, and coconut, the sausages at Dave’s Family Butchers in Fareham are rightly famous. The two butcher brothers have been serving customers for 26 years with a wonderful array of meat alongside great homemade pies, pasties – as well as those awesome sausages!
Check them out:
The award-winning Grover Butchers in Locks Heath offers great quality locally sourced meats and also prepare, dry and slice their own biltong, boerewors and droewors for those who enjoy their spicy South African meats. They also create some mouth-watering recipes such as chicken in a creamy wild mushroom, tarragon and lemon sauce, or pork loin stuffed with mozzarella cheese, sundried tomatoes and pesto and wrapped in pancetta. There’s a Christmas Saving Club to help you spread the cost of the festive season, too.
Take a look at their website for more delicious recipes:
Stubbington has been served by the high-quality Sheppard’s Family Butchers for four decades and offers a wide selection of everything from sausages, burgers, and traditional roasting joints to their famous homemade pies. They make all their sausages in-store with five daily varieties and popular recipes. Their Copas free-range turkeys are bought directly from the farm and have been a firm favourite at Christmas for over a decade.
Sound tasty? Check them out:
Love Marmite or hate it, it makes a banging sausage, as Derek Haggard who owns and runs Hadlows at Titchfield has discovered. Derek runs Hadlows with his son Ade, and wife Sharon in the deli. He chooses British meat, makes his own sausages – including the marmite ones! – kebabs and beef Wellingtons. Derek sources his farm-fresh free-range Christmas turkeys from the New Forest and is now taking orders for turkeys, gammon, ducks, and geese.
Want to try a Marmite sausage? Check out Hadlow’s today:
Anyone who visits Twells Tradition in Portchester will know why Maurice Twells and his team are so popular. You’ll find more than 100 incredible flavours of sausage on offer, from beef, horseradish, and wild mushroom to duck and hoisin, and pork, orange, and basil, as well as fat-free and gluten-free varieties. Maurice has been showered with awards over the year and is a great supporter of local charities.
For more incredible flavours, check Twells out today: