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Autumn Thrifty Cuts

Godfreys Summer Thrifty Cuts

With the Covid-19 virus repercussions vastly increasing the demand for cooking at home every day - maintaining our usual constant availability is proving difficult - but rest assured we are working tirelessly with our Farmers to quickly replenish availability as soon is possible on a Daily basis - so you can continue to enjoy eating seasonally

We continue to strive to offer full service normality - and availability - but hope you understand if some Cuts periodically run out for a short period of time


It’s almost eight years since we launched Godfreys Thrifty Cuts.

Since then the range of Thrifty Cuts has grown hugely - as has the popularity of these Cuts

Much copied - but rarely rivaled

Now much copied - but very rarely rivaled.

Thrifty Cuts seem to have chimed not only with popularity of a thrifty and less wasteful approach to food - but also to those with a growing appetite to try these traditional - almost bygone Cuts - packed with flavour and character

Our own Edwardian roots

Many Thrifty Cuts date back to our own Edwardian roots - and even earlier - and they bring back the tastes, flavours and textures that made them so popular in the first place - to be enjoyed by new generations - although in our family they were never lost in the first place

Expensive cuts need not be the most succulent

The most expensive Cuts need not be the most succulent- nor only those bursting with good old fashioned, mouth watering flavours and textures.

Immaculate provenance

Free Range Premium Quality meat raised with immaculate provenance, in stress-free rearing environments, and fed on only additive-free diets - yield superb tastes and textures - yet do remember that the most expensive cuts and Thrifty Cuts do come from the same animal.

Thrifty Cuts tend to be from harder-working muscles with more sinew and sometimes more fat and bone - one of the reasons they are cheaper - but also why they are so very tasty.

Cutting a Thrifty Cut

Knowing how to cut a Thrifty Cut properly is almost as difficult as sourcing it

A Premium Quality Master Butcher will have the skills to break down Cuts like a Rump into individual muscles.

Some of the muscles will eat like a Fillet and others will need a bit more chewing.

That's why the Rump Steak that most butchers cut across the three main muscles can sometimes appear chewy.

Cooking evenly

Another example of the impportance of the Cut is when buying Thrifty diced meat for a pie or stew it should be from one cut or muscle so it cooks evenly.

When you cook it and taste a piece to see if it's done it may well appear tender, but in amongst the rest of the meat will be all of the other muscles which will take longer to cook.

So skill, expertise and knowledge are just as important to a Godfreys Premium Quality Thrifty Cut as is the animal’s upbringing and provenance.

Hard work in the kitchen?

Many people assume that getting the best from Thrifty Cuts is going to be hard work in the kitchen - but it need not be.

You just have to know what to ask for and what to do with it.

The best choice

Cooking usually requires to be low and slow in the oven. But with some Thrifty Cuts sometimes the barbecue, grill or frying pan are the best choice.

Here at Godfreys with five generations of experience, we treasure some of the thriftiest cuts - as the best cuts.

Less cost

In recent years we have all become more cost conscious.

It makes sense to be careful with our home economics and sometimes mix some of the more indulgent expensive cuts with different cuts of the animal that are equally sumptuously textured and flavoured - but at considerably less cost.

Supermarkets can only dream!

Many of these Thrifty Cuts may be difficult to find as they come from smaller, specialist, usually family-run farms.

These are Cuts which supermarkets with their mass supply requirements can only dream of sourcing and supplying.

However once you have tasted them - there is probably no going back!

The good news

Each Thrifty Cut has impeccable Free Range rearing credentials, mouthwatering textures and explosions of tastes

And the good news is - you can enjoy new culinary adventures and taste experiences every day - all the way through Spring - without breaking the weekly household budget.

Here are a few simple ideas to hopefully inspire you to explore the joy of Godfreys Thrifty Cuts - and help cut down on the food budget at the same time - without sacrificing quality

We have tried to give as broad a choice of Thrifty Cuts that cover both the obvious - and the less well known


• Flat Iron Steaks with Olive Tapenade - by Barney Desmazery
This warming Cobbler is almost impossible to resist on a Winters Day - but it is so delicious you will be cooking it all year!
Preparation time 40 mins : Cooking time 2hr 30mins. Click here for Free Range Flat Iron Steak
(Click here for recipe)

• Picanha Chimichurri with Sweet & Sour Peppers
Using skewered Steaks cut from the Picanha this is an oven prepared Classic Brazilian pairing - but with a fresh Pepper twist!
Preparation time 40 mins : Cooking time 10 - 15 mins.  Click here for Beef Picanha
(Click here for recipe)

• Quick Beef in Oyster Sauce - by Ken Hom
Try Ken Hom's Beef in Oyster Sauce recipe for a Chinese takeaway classic, served with spicy Salad.
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time - less than 10 mins. Click here for Fillet Tails 
 – so much Thriftier than Fillet of Bee
(Click here for recipe)

• Beef Burgers with Beetroot & Carrot Slaw - by Mary Berry
You must make Mary Berry's Burger recipe. The crunchy, fiery Slaw is perfect alongside or served separately as a Salad.
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time less than 10 mins.  Click here for Steak Mince, Dijon Mustard
(Click here for recipe)

• Crispy Lamb Riblets - by David Wooley
​​​​​​​It seems everyone likes things made Buffalo-style.  Here’s a recipe for Crispy Lamb Riblets that will send your palate to ecstasy!  
Preparation time 2 hrs 20 mins : Cooking time 5 mins. Click here for Lamb Riblets
(Click here for recipe)

• Turkish Kofta Kebabs, Minted Yoghurt & Kohlrabi & Carrot Salad - by Rick Stein
Delicious, healthy and quick to make - you really must have these easy posh Kebabs at any barbecue!
Preparation time 30 mins to 1 hr : Cooking time less than 10 mins​​​​​​​. Click here for Lean Lamb Mince
(Click here for recipe)

• Ras-el-Hanout Chicken Wraps with a Yoghurt Sauce - by Sabrina Ghayour
Looking for a very easy but properly delicious supper? Try these Middle-Eastern inspired Chicken Wraps.
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time 10 to 30 mins​​​​​​​​​​​​​​. Click here for Chicken Breasts
(Click here for recipe)

• Harissa Chicken with Chickpea Salad
A low-fat, fibre-filled supper with a super healthy side - just the thing for midweek. Healthy
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 8 mins. Click here for Chicken Breasts
(Click here for recipe)

• Rosemary Roast Chicken Thighs, New Potatoes, Asparagus & Garlic - by Barney Desmazery
An all-in-one lighter roast with Jersey Royals and a whole bulb of Garlic - the Potatoes catch the lemony cooking juices
Cooking time 10 mins : Cooking time 45 mins​​​​​​​. Click here for Chicken Thighs
(Click here for recipe)

• Sweet & sticky Wings with classic Slaw 
  Kids will love these sweet and sticky Wings which are quick to prepare and cheap too!
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 40 mins. Click here for Chicken Wings
(Click here for recipe)

• Pulled Chicken with Barbecue Sauce and Baked Potatoes
  No one will ever guess that this American-style Barbecue Chicken is a budget recipe - and your secret is safe with us. 
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time 1 to 2 hrs​​​​​​​. Click here for Whole Chicken Legs
(Click here for recipe)

• Lemon, Broccoli & Sesame Roast Chicken - by Jane Hornby
Breast of Lamb is a forgotten cut, which means it's great value, as well as deliciously tender when slow-cooked
 Preparation time 20 mins : Cooking time 3 hrs. Click here for Chicken Drumsticks
(Click here for recipe)

• Honey-Garlic Pork Steak
Juicy Pork Steak in a sweet Honey-Garlic Sauce is an easy, delicious dinner recipe your family will love. Ready in minutes! Gluten free
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 15 mins​​​​​​​. Click here for Pork Collar Steaks
(Click here for recipe)

• Chilli Hoisin Pork & Vegetable Stir-fry - by Jeremy Pang
It's worth taking the time to poach and marinate the Pork for this delicious stir-fry. Once that's done it's ready in minutes. 
Preparation time overnight : Cooking time 10 to 30 mins​​​​​​​. Click here for Belly of Pork Slices, Fresh Chicken Stock 
(Click here for recipe)

• Stickiest ever BBQ Ribs with Chive Dip - by Sarah Cook​​​​​​​
Slow cook these American-style Pork Ribs so they're really tender - then coat in an irresistibly sweet, sticky Sauce. Freeze before barbecuing
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 3-4 hrs​​​​​​​. Click here for Baby Back Pork Ribs 
(Click here for recipe)

So, whether you choose one of the recipes above - or are just inspired to explore further Summer Thrifty Cut recipes - we hope we have given you much food for thought.

The full Godfreys Thrifty Cuts range is now live on​​​​​​​

Give it a Click

So why not give it a Click - and experience a whole new way to enjoy Godfreys Thrifty Cut Free Range Premium Meats and Poultry - all week – or month long - by ordering from the comfort of you own home - or workplace - at a time that is convenient to you 

We do the rest - be it if you would prefer delivery direct to your door Nationwide - or at our Click and Collect Points in Highbury or Finsbury Park.

Bon Appétit!


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