Why Palmdale Village Meats

Why do Palmdale Village Meats, Poultry and Seafood have such a high reputation and loyal customer base?

Let me be blunt….. On the face of it, getting your meat at the supermarket might seem easier and (dare I say) may even appear a touch cheaper at first.  But is it really?  If you actually got what you wanted, how much you needed, with consistent results and minimal waste – AND it happened to be at a higher quality – you’d have to rethink that.

“Why” people come to Palmdale is something that is easily and quickly shown.  Have a quick glance at the following list.

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lamb rack image accompanying recipe

A twist on Emelia’s Lamb Rack recipe – with Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Emelia’s Sauce range are the only sauces that Palmdale Meats would even consider to stock at their Butcher Shop.  The sauces are made from only the highest quality, freshest ingredients.  Totally Gluten Free, Preservative Free and Colour Free – they complement, perfectly, the credo of Palmdale Village Meats – Only the best, for the best (that’s you)!

What can you do with them?  Well, so much it’s  hard to say!  However, as a start, Amelia’s brochures all have lovely recipes on them, as does her website.

Palmdale Village Meats would like to offer you yet another recipe. A twist to Emelia’s Rack of Lamb recipe.  With the subtle sensations of orange, raspberry and honey, then changing the chips to crunchy Garlic Potatoes, we’re sure you’ll love it as much as we do! Read on for the recipe….

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Palmdale focus on Pork

It’s so easy right?  The recipe specifies Pork.  But… what do you get?  There is a huge variety of Pork cuts – and to make it more confusing, we at Palmdale Village Meats have even more treats in store for you – seasoned pork, stuffed fillets etc….

What’s more, Pork isn’t consistent around the (other) shops and supermarkets, giving varying results in your cooking.

THAT is why you come to Palmdale!  We can provide you with a range of high quality, antibiotic and nitrate free, true free range pork all giving you a consistent result.

For a full list of our Pork range, with suggested cooking times, read on….

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Lamb this week? Think beyond Chops.

Whatever your views on Australia Day/Date – it’s become a time for people to celebrate our cultural diversity and has become synonymous with Barbeques and Lamb. Hence our post this week.

While Lamb Chops are the first thing we think of… I spent 30 minutes with John discussing the huge range of Free Range, Grass Fed, Antibiotic Free Lamb options available at Palmdale Village Meat, Poultry and Seafood.

Chops, Roasts, Sticks, Diced, Steaks, Minced, Burgers, Sausages, Yiros…

A list, with some recipe suggestions and recommended cooking times follow.  Remember, we are recommending cooking times for our quality lamb range.  All of our meat have a proven quality and give a trusted result.  If not, it wouldn’t be in our range.

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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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Time to think about your Christmas Orders

Isn’t it nice to know that Palmdale Meats, Poultry and Seafood – that Butcher shop in the North Adelaide Shopping Centre that smells so good {because they smoke all their own smoked products) – has everything in hand and can take some of the pressure off you this Holiday Season.

But don’t be one of those people who rushes around at the last minute. It would be very wise to ring Palmdale Meats on (08) 8267 5498, (or call in), with your order – Seriously, don’t leave it until the last minute, there really ISN’T “enough to go around”, especially if you want the best quality, free range, properly fed, GMO free, Nitrate Free, Gluten Free meats!

If you have any questions, the people at Palmdale Meats are not only helpful in collating your order, can help you with how much/many you need for your group – what’s more, can even help with recipes on HOW to cook it too! John, in particular, is a fantastic cook and has lots of great tips. Don’t forget to ask him for some.

So… it’d be handy to know just what Palmdale Butchers actually offers right? Ok! (deep breath….. Here goes)

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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

How to – Pork Crackling

Getting that Pork Crackling right!

If you love Pork Roasts, you might also be partial to Pork Crackling – that salty, crispy goodness that tastes so good it sometimes overshadows the roast meal itself.

Getting pork crackling right may be seen as a “trick”, a “challenge”, but it is actually easily done – you might be reading this and saying to yourself… “Yeah right”… but it’s true.

Here are a few tricks of the trade that Palmdale Meats, Poultry and Seafood are happy to help you with.

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