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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. How long do I roast this joint for?
As all ovens vary considerably for best results always refer to the oven guide. Alternatively, here is a rough guide

Roasting times for Beef

Roasting times for Pork

Roasting times for Lamb

Roasting times for Chicken, Poussin, Quail and Guinea Fowl

Roasting times for Turkey, Goose and Duck

Gammon: Either simmer in water or bake in the oven at gas mark 4 180C (or a combination of both) for 25 minutes per 460g (1lb). Soaking the joint before cooking is not necessary, but you may prefer to bring the joint to the boil, discard the water & start again with fresh.

Q. Is your meat suitable for home freezing
A. All meat delivered to you is fresh and suitable for home freezing.

Q. Can I freeze the meat in the bag it comes in
A. The white bags the meat is delivered in is suitable for home freezing

Q. How long can I keep it in my freezer.
A. Use within the appliance guidelines. Always thaw thoroughly before use.

Q. How long can I keep meat fresh in the fridge before I use it?
A. Our policy is as follows unless otherwise stated:
Minced Meats: Use the same or following day
All other cuts of meat: Use within 3 days.
If you are unable to use the meat within these guidelines then place it in the freezer. Always thaw thoroughly before use.

Q. What is the best way to store the meat in the fridge at home.
A. Always remove the meat from the white bag that it is delivered in. Place in a shallow bowl or on a plate & cover with the paper film provided. If possible always store the meat on the bottom shelf of the fridge.

Q. How much do I need?
A. The amount of raw meat needed obviously varies due to individual appetites. Allow 100g for a small eater & 250g for someone with a good appetite! Somewhere in between, i.e. 180g is pretty average. For a joint 220gms is a good guide & allows for shrinkage.

Q. How many lbs in a kg?
A. See our weight conversion chart.


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