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Meat for a Week - August

What's in Season August

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

Godfreys Meat for a Week - August
Our specially designed for busy households - Meat for a Week Service - where you can cook some Cuts straight away, keep some in the fridge - or pop some into the freezer for the end of the week.

No need to buy for every single day - just buy for the days you need - be it for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or for that Special Occasion

Not every customer has time to visit our shop in their busy lives - and some would like the convenience of all the week’s - or month’s meat requirements taken care of in one go

Avoid the disappointment of the supermarket visit.
So now you can Click and Collect or have Godfreys Premium Quality Meats and Poultry delivered in one box - Nation wide direct to your door - with something new to enjoy every day - without having to resort to the disappointment of the supermarket visit.
It wasn’t really our idea.
It’s what many of our customers already do - and they have grown to rely upon it so much we thought we should share the idea with all of our customers.

Rather than offer pre-chosen quantities and selection we have tried to emulate what many of our customers already do to help them in their busy lives.

We soon realised that many households may have two people in one day, and maybe six the next, so fixed quantities was not such a good idea.

We also realised that different people required different meat preferences.

Make your choice easier-and quicker!
So the best choice was to create on our Website a tab for each day of the Week - or Month - showing our customers top preferences for that day so make your choice easier - and quicker!

That way you can work through the days with easy choices and you can also decide what quantities will suit that day
Your entire Weekly Meat shopping in minutes
Just start on a day and make a choice - add it to your cart - and within a few minutes you will have completed your entire Weekly – or Monthly - Meat requirements tailored precisely to your personal requirements and taste.

The daily selections naturally reflect the changing seasonal changes each month. 

As we enter August we have updated our Meat for a Week tab on our Web site to reflect what becomes more popular in August and hopefully help make your choices less time consuming and easier.

Time to eat seasonal!
With Summer now in full swing - the first day of August also traditionally marked the beginning of the serious harvest “after Lammas day corn ripens as much by night as by day” 

Dreamy afternoons, balmy nights - and sometimes that certain smell of summer rain that can come as such a welcome relief to the heat.

Fire up their Barbecues
With all this balmy weather we start to fire up our Barbecues

Salads really come into their own but with more experimental vegetables being tried by our more adventurous cooks

With ingredients from Lamb to Wood Pigeon and Rabbit - plus the new arrival of Grouse - now eating at their best, now is the time to eat seasonal!

With Summer now fully underway we can start to enjoy Fennel, Globe Artichokes, Lettuces, Rocket, Watercress, Spinach, juicy Peas, Broad Beans, Peppers, Sorrel, Spinach, English Tomatoes, French Beans, Chicory, Samphire, Spring Onions and Radishes

Hand Diced Cuts
Quick cooking Lamb, Beef, Pork, Chicken Hand Diced Cuts and smaller meat Cuts including our Mini Roasts start to gain popularity as the weather warms with Gammon remaining a favourite for those who like to make their own Roast Hams for cold tables and picnics

Racks of Lamb and Lamb Noisettes are particularly in great demand

Barbecue Cuts  
And of course the Barbecue Cuts really start to come into their own in August

If you are having an early Barbecue in addition to the usual favourite Cuts - do try our Boerewors Sausages - South Africa’s favourite Beef Sausage - the full story is on the 
www.Godfreys.co Sausage page

Quick-to-prepare - and quick-to-cook 
With Meat for a Week we find that the quick-to-prepare - and quick-to-cook recipes - dominate Monday to Thursdays - whilst the weekend is when the longer cooking big guns have their day - although in Summer they tend to be the lighter recipes - and mostly ones that are quick to prepare - but there is always the exception such the current appetite for Summer Beef Short Ribs and Beef Picanha recipes

 Precious leisure time
Some of our super organized customers make a big summery Casserole or Stew for weekdays that can last a few days and can be quickly heated up and served when they get home to save their precious leisure time

Our featured Seasonal meat this month - Wild Grouse - has been covered in detail in our “What’s in Season” article sent earlier this week - and currently available during the whole of August on our Website

So here are a few seasonal suggestions of what you may wish to try for each day of the week in August

•  Warm Salad of Chicken Livers, Smoked Paprika & Sherry - by Thomasina Miers
A delicious warm Salad, full of smoky, garlicky flavours
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 5 mins
Click here for Chicken Livers
(Click here for recipe)

•  Smoky Pork & Black Bean Tacos - by Cassie Best
Mexican Pork Chilli with a smoky barbecued flavour, served in crispy Tortilla Shells with ripe Avocado
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 15 mins. 
Click here for
 Pork Mince
(Click here for recipe)

• Baked Potato with Cheesy Mince
A satisfying supper and healthy favourite
Preparation/Cooking time - ready in around an hour. 
Click here for
Lean Lamb Mince, Fresh Beef Stock
(Click here for recipe)

• Thai Pork & Peanut Curry - by Cassie Best
Use fragrant hot Red Curry paste as the base to this Coconut Curry dish with Baby Sweetcorn, Coriander and Soy. Freezable
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 30 mins.
Click here for Pork Tenderloin
(Click here for recipe)

•  Grilled Lamb & Potato Crush
Lamb with a tasty tangy zing ... in 25 minutes. You can make it on the Barbecue, too. Healthy.
Preparation time/Cooking time 25 mins. Click here for
 Lamb Chops, Lamb Steaks
(Click here for recipe)

•  One-Pan Chicken Couscous - by Emma Lewis
This satisfying yet super healthy recipe is all cooked in one pan for minimum washing up
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 15 mins.
Click here for Hand Diced Chicken
(Click here for recipe)

•  Crispy-skin Chicken Thighs - by Mary Cadogan
Delicious and Gluten-free Chicken and crispy Potato Wedges, roasted with Paprika and Lemon
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 40 mins. 
Click here for Chicken Thighs
(Click here for recipe)

•  Sausage & Bean Casserole - by Caroline Hire
A comforting and hearty one-pot Sausage Stew with Chorizo, Smoked Paprika and plenty of vegetables. Freezable
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 1 hr. 
Click here for Directors Sausages, Chorizo Rosario Sausages
(Click here for recipe)

•  Grilled Steak Salad with Horseradish Dressing - by Jennifer Joyce
A colourful Tomato Salad livens up this speedy, healthy supper of thrifty marinated lean Beef Bavette Steak with Hot Mustard Sauce
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 5 mins. 
Click here for Bavette Steak
(Click here for recipe)

•  Pineapple & Pork Skewers - by Lulu Grimes
Kids will love these Pork, Pineapple and Green Pepper Skewers, marinated for added flavour and cooked on the barbecue. Serve with Rice or in Pitta Bread. Gluten-free
Preparation time 20 mins : Cooking time 5 - 10 mins - plus marinating. 
Click here for Pork Tenderloin
(Click here for recipe)

•  Rib-Eye of Beef with Soy and Spice - by Paul Heathcote
Rib-Eye Steaks are marinated in a heady Chilli, Lemon Grass, Soy, Ginger, Garlic and Spring Onion Marinade, before being pan-fried in this recipe. Serve with your favourite sides - steamed Greens and Rice will suffice.
Cooking/Preparation time 30 mins. 
Click here for Rib-Eye Steaks
(Click here for recipe)

•  Asian-style Barbecued Beef Short Ribs - By David Everitt-Matthias
David Everitt-Matthias serves up his barbecued Beef Short Ribs recipe, infused with Asian flavours of Yellow Bean, Soy and Chilli. The Ribs benefit from long, slow cooking before charring for that beautiful smoky flavour.
Cooking/Preparation time 3 hrs 30 mins - plus an hour to brine and 24 hrs to press. 
Click here for Beef Short Ribs
(Click here for recipe)

•  Feta-crusted Lamb with rich Tomato Sauce - by Jane Hornby
As the Lamb roasts, little nuggets of Feta from the crust melt into the gutsy, tomatoey, garlicky Sauce
Preparation time 20 mins : Cooking time 30 mins - plus marinating and resting. 
Click here for Rack of Lamb
(Click here for recipe)

•  Barbecued Spatchcock Chicken - by Josh Eggleton
Barbecued Spatchcock Chicken is the ultimate summer treat. Brining the Chicken beforehand will ensure the meat is packed with flavour, while a side serving of Coleslaw just adds to the fun. If you've never made a brine before, follow Josh's handy video guide for full instructions 
Preparation/Cooking time 40 mins - plus brining time. 
Click here for Special Reserve Chicken, Church Hill Farm Chicken, Otter Valley Organic Chicken - ask us to Spatchcock the Chicken for you
(Click here for recipe)

•  Baby Back Ribs with Carolina baste - by Jennifer Joyce
This American Pork Rib recipe is sure to satisfy at a Barbecue - roast until tender, then finish with a sticky glaze for melt-in-the-mouth meat. Freezable
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 3 hrs 10 mins. 
Click here for Baby Back Pork Ribs
(Click here for recipe)

•  Herb-stuffed Pork Loin, Spring Greens & Jersey Royals - by Graham Campbell
This stuffed Pork Loin recipe is packed with aromatic Herbs and tasty Sausage Meat. To keep things light, Graham serves the roast Pork with Spring Greens, Jersey Royals and a Cider Vinegar and Dijon Mustard dressing. 
Cooking/Preparation time 2hrs 30 mins.
Click here for  Loin of Pork Boneless - and ask us to butterfly it for you - Directors Sausage Meat
(Click here for recipe)

•  Coriander Steaks with Tomato & Rocket Salad
A new twist on classic peppered Steak - so simple to prepare. This recipe serves 2, but is easily doubled
Preparation/Cooking time 15 mins. 
Click here for Sirloin Steaks
(Click here for recipe)

•  Loin of Lamb, Wilted Spinach, Carrots & Rosemary Potatoes - by Neil Forbes
The classic combination of Lamb and crispy Rosemary Potatoes. For a cheaper cut of meat, try substituting Lamb Henry Steaks. Serve it pink!
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 45 mins. 
Click here for Lamb Noisette, Lamb Henry Steaks (Gigot), Fresh Beef Stock
(Click here for recipe)

•  Roast Leg of Lamb with Aubergine Parmigiana
This Mediterranean version of a roast marries a juicy roast Leg of Lamb with Aubergine Parmigiana to bring out the fuller flavours. Great for entertaining though it does take some time to prepare - but well worth it!
Preparation time 1hr 30 mins : Cooking time - please see recipe. 
Click here for Carvery Leg of Lamb
(Click here for recipe)

•  Spatchcock Piri-Piri Chicken - by James Martin
Butterfly a whole Chicken by removing the backbone to keep it juicy during grilling, and flavour with a Chilli Pepper marinade
Preparation time 15 mins : Cooking time 35 mins - plus marinating. 
Click here for Special Reserve Chicken, Church Hill Farm Chicken, Otter Valley Organic Chicken - ask us to Spatchcock the Chicken for you
(Click here for recipe)

•  Boerewors with Chakalaka & Polenta - by Adam Liaw
Boerewors (Beef Sausage) with Chakalaka and Polenta. Chakalaka is a quick South African side dish that works perfectly with grilled meats or even on its own. It's usually served with Pap, a local Cornmeal, but Polenta is tastier.
Preparation/Cooking time 30 mins - 1 hr. 
Click here for Boerewors Sauasage
(Click here for recipe)

•  Cola Ham with Maple & Mustard glaze - by Caroline Hire
Cook a juicy Gammon joint in a Cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky Syrup and Clove sauce and serve in thick slices
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 3 hrs 15 mins. 
Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

•  Roast Grouse, Game Chips, Watercress and Bread sauce - by Galvin brothers
A celebration of British Game season, making it no surprise that the chefs have selected it as one of their Dishes of the Decade. Try this Game recipe as an alternative to traditional Sunday roasts.
Preparation/Cooking time 1hr 30 mins. 
Click here for Wild Grouse - a meal for later in August
 (Click here for recipe)

The idea that some households are only in for certain days so they don’t need to order for every day of the week - they just order what they need instead of a full box - cutting out expense and waste - seems to have really caught on

Now live and fresh Online
So whether you choose one of the recipes above - or are just inspired to explore further recipes we hope we have given you much food for thought for your August summery meals

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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