Maple / Red Gum Smoked Bacon

Palmdale Meat, Poultry and Seafood, in the North Adelaide Village, smoke their own long and short back bacon.  Truly smoked, they don’t use “liquid” smoke, no – their Bacon is smoked over authentic Red Gum Sawdust, with just a hint of Gluten Free true Maple Syrup. This on-site smoked bacon lends a flavour you are highly unlikely to have experienced before.

When it became increasingly obvious that if Palmdale Meats were to continue to offer high quality, fabulous tasting Gluten Free Bacon at a reasonable price – they had to start smoking it themselves.

You might even be surprised to hear that bacon is good for you too.  Why?…..

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small selection of chicken from Palmdale Meats

Slow Cooked, Apricot Chicken

First of all….. NO!  This is NOT the old 70’s/80’s favourite using french onion soup and apricot nectar (although my hind brain memory remembers that fondly)

This is a tiny bit more sophisticated, less sodium, less sugar, just as easy and absolutely delicious!!

Before the recipe… a quick word about the Chicken sold at your favourite Butchers,  Palmdale Village Meats, Poultry and Seafood. They get their Chickens from Greenslade Chickens.  An incredibly well known and respected Free Range Farm in the Riverland, South Australia – yup, local – and when Greenslade say “Free Range”, they mean it!  Now a large farm, but still family run after over 20 years – producing Free Range (from birth), grain fed.  Greenslade Farm actually grows the crops needed for the chooks themselves.  The Chickens are Antibiotic Free and totally Nitrate Free.

Chicken that tastes like Chicken should!

So, now the recipe….

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John Keough, Manager - darn good cook

Palmdale Mayo – Perfect with our Smoked Salmon

Did you know that if John Keough, Manager of Palmdale Meats, Poultry and Seafood, didn’t get an apprenticeship as a Butcher when he was 17 – he would be a Chef right now?  In 1978 he was waiting for offers for both apprenticeships. Lucky for all of us he chose being a Butcher – because his love of food and cooking can still be shared by us all, as well giving us, arguably, the best Butcher in Adelaide!

One of his recipes – such a simple one – is a Mayonnaise that goes especially well with Palmdale’s Smoked Salmon and already a favourite with many of John’s customers. Use it spread on a cracker – or spread it over a whole side of Palmdale Salmon before presenting it to the table. Sprinkle it with a few extra whole or chopped capers for an extra special touch.

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Roast Pork Belly, a delicious option for the versatile Pork Belly cut

Pork Belly Ideas

Pork Belly has certainly been in “flavour” recently 🙂 – different variations of this versatile cut has been featured on MasterChef in their recent series, touted by famous/popular Chefs in books, magazines, and in many blogs… But what is it?

It is a flat cut of meat that has a fairly high fat to meat ratio.  It is that fat to meat ratio and wide, flat shape, that lends the cut to such a variety of options, recipe wise, and the delicious taste that it is famous for.

There is some caution needed when purchasing your Pork Belly. Too fatty and the recipe will taste unpleasantly slimy.  Too little, and the tough meat (normally ameliorated by the combination of fat:meat) will be tough and dry.

Thankfully for you, Palmdale Meats, Poultry and Seafood, only get the very best Pork Belly. Quality control has already been done, to ensure the top cut of meat is available for you.

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Not Sausages again?!?!

There is somthing absolutely certain in this uncertain world…. Palmdale Meats  have FANTASTIC sausages!!!  And their burgers?  Ah-mazing!

But… sometimes you’re after something different right?  Well, lucky for you – here at North Adelaide Palmdale Butchers, we have a wide variety of alternatives too!  All gluten free and sure to please the fanciest palate or the fussiest eater!

The best thing about the following list? If there’s a different marinade or combination you would prefer to that offered?  Palmdale Meats are very happy to help you out!*

What’s more, don’t know how to cook what you choose?  The staff at Palmdale Meats will be only too happy to help you with cooking instructions.

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Palmdale Meats Sausage Range

Palmdale Meats are well known for many things – their amazing customer service and attention to detail not withstanding, they are well known for their fabulous smoked salmon and other smoked items.  The quality of their meats are truly second to none, with particularly strict adherence to issues such as Gluten Free meats and ensuring that everything they offer in the butcher shop is Nitrate free!  Their steaks are all aged with skill, ensuring the perfect steak everytime.

One large aspect of Palmdale Meats, Poultry and Seafood’s range are their Sausages.  This huge range of sausage variety are 100% both Gluten and Nitrate Free.

Palmdale Meats have an every changing range, but the range at the moment holds a tasty 20 options and it isn’t even the traditional BBQ season at the moment!  Special orders for large batches and/or particular flavours are no problem see the details at the bottom of this page.

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New – Ham Hocks, Smoked On Site!

With the expert care and dedication to their craft, John and Kym, from Palmdale Meats are pleased to announce that the recipe for their Red Gum Smoked Ham Hocks have been perfected, completed, available, tested and delicious!

Why home smoked?  The Flavour, along with the confidence that it is totally Gluten Free!!

Simply put, the flavour that is infused in the Ham Hocks when smoked, on site, at Palmdale Meats, Poultry and Seafood – North Adelaide Villiage – is intense, guaranteed to make your meal extra special.  I’ve found I don’t even need to add stock or stock seasoning to my meal – the hock is flavour enough!

While the first thing that comes to mind, when you think of Ham Hocks, is Pea and Ham Soup – that’s not the only yummy meal you can make with this explosion of flavour!

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Autumn Tomato Sauce

With Adelaide’s balmy finish to summer this year, there are plenty of opportutomato picnities for BBQ’s and you just know that Palmdale Meats have the best range of BBQ meat, including a wide range of sausages, chops, steaks and our well loved range of .  The best accompaniment for your BBQ meat – is a great Tomato Sauce.

I’m Bee Keough, John’s wife, and I’ve been asked to add a few recipes, some tips and product information to the website over the next few months.

I’ve been developing recipes for many years and I am sharing with you one of my favourites,  Autumn Tomato Sauce (recipe below).  This Indian Summer means that there are still some fabulous tomatoes available – the cooler weather allows them to ripen longer on the vine providing much more flavour!

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