COOKING GUIDES

At The Meat Merchant, we want you to get the best out of our amazing products.

To help you on your way, we would like to give you some guidelines on how to cook our products to give you the best results.

3 Bone SA Cote de Boeuf

Season the joint well with sea salt and place in a pre-heated oven at 200 ° C for 20 minutes. Reduce temperature to 170 ° C and cook for an additional 90 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 54 ° C.

Rest for 30 mins before carving.

Cote de Boeuf Steaks & Sharing T-Bone

Heat a frying pan to a medium high heat; add a dash of light olive oil, just before cooking season the steaks well with sea salt. 

Place or hold using tongs its fat side on a hot (but not smoking) pan for 4 mins. Lay on its side and fry on a high heat for 8 mins on each side followed by 4 mins each side making sure to moderate the heat if the pan starts smoking profusely.

28 minutes (4 mins, 8 mins, 8 mins, 4 mins, 4 mins) Remove from heat when an internal temperature of 54˚C is achieved.

10 to 15 minutes resting!
After resting, season again with sea salt and ground black pepper.

SA Sirloin Steak 10 oz | SA Ribeye Steaks 10 oz | Picanha Steak 10 oz

Heat frying pan to medium-high heat. Season steak with sea salt, liberally. Fry steaks without turning for approx. 4 minutes each side to achieve an internal temperature of 55˚C basting regularly with pan juices. Rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

SA Fillet Steak (8oz) | Rump Heart Steak (8oz)

Heat frying pan to medium-high heat. Season steak with sea salt, liberally. Fry steaks without turning for approx. 4 minutes each side to achieve an internal temperature of 55˚C basting regularly with pan juices or melted butter.

Rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

SA Lamb Rack

Season with sea salt both sides. Sear on fat side down for 3 minutes and then turn and sear under side down for 3 minutes.
Place in a pre-heated oven at 170˚C for approx 15 minutes to achieve an internal temperature of 57˚C. 

Let rest for 10 minutes before serving.

8 Bone Sugar Pit Bacon Rack

Place on a rack above a baking tray and place in a preheated oven at 140˚C for approx. 2 hours to achieve an internal temperature of 60 to 62°C.

Rest for 20 mins before carving. 

6 Bone Sugar Pit Bacon Rack

Place on a rack above a baking tray and place in a preheated oven at 140˚C for approx. 1 hr 40 mins to achieve an internal temperature of 60 to 62 °C.

Rest for 20 mins before carving. 

Sugar Pit Bacon Chops

Heat 15 ml / 1 tbsp. of light oil in a medium hot oven proof frying pan and sear chop for 3 mins on each slide into preheated oven at 170°C for 8 mins to achieve and internal temperature of 60 to 62°C.

Rest for 4 to 5 minutes before serving.

Dry Cure Back Bacon & Dry Cure Streaky Bacon

Cook as you would cook any bacon rasher. Place in hot frying pan and fry until crisp and golden. (3-5 minutes approx.) turning frequently or…

Try placing it on a rack in the oven at 180°C for 25 to 30 mins (until crispy).

Guanciale Piece

Use anywhere you would find pancetta. Thinly slice or dice into small pieces. Place in hot frying pan and fry until golden. (3-5 minutes approx) turning frequently. Makes a mean bacon soda. 

Breakfast Sausage 450 - 500g

Heat 15ml/1tbsp of light oil in a medium hot frying pan. Fry sausages for 2 minutes each side for a total of approx. 8 mins to achieve an internal temperature of 75˚C. 

Italian Sausage Hot Dog Style & Hot Dog Sausage

Heat 15ml/1tbsp of light oil in a medium hot frying pan and fry sausages for 4 to 5 minutes each side or 8 to 10 mins rolling sausage to achieve an internal temperature of 74˚C. 

Let rest for 5 minutes before serving. 

Italian Sausage Meat

Perfect for using instead of ground beef in Italian dishes like Bolognese or lasagne, form into meat balls to add to tomato sauce to have with past or as a sloppy joe sandwich or as a slider to serve in a round bap. 

Steak Burgers 6oz

Heat a frying pan to medium-high heat.

Add a dash of light flavourless oil. 

Fry burger for approx. 3 minutes each side, then approx. 2 minutes each side to achieve an internal temp 58˚C

Rest 2 minutes then serve.

Grace Hill Black & White Pudding

Slice into rings and gently try or 3 to 4 mins each side. 

Soda Bread 2 per pack

Slice each soda farl in 2.  

Lightly butter inner surface and fry each side on a low heat or toast and then butter it.

Potato Bread 4 per pack

Lightly fry each side on a low heat.