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Old Sun, Dec-13-15, 17:36
lesscarber lesscarber is offline
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hello!

1) can you tell me please where to get fatty meat?
in other countries, there are skewers in wood stick, with huge chunks of fat between the meat chunks
also, they sell pork parts with huge fat around meat
in UK I can't find such things, they seem to be lean meat fanatics and fat phobiacs

2) I love drywors, are there any other ready to eat dry fatty meat products with long shelf life?

3) I want to preserve meat, so that I won't have to go every week to the supermarket. I suppose the best thing is to just freeze meat, right? The problem is that I don't have time to defrost it. And defrosting it in microwave is not effective, it is time consuming and it also burns meat. I want to put steaks, burgers, etc into my grill, directly from freezer, or at least with some fast processing. Is this possible?

thanks!
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Old Mon, Dec-14-15, 09:39
Bonnie OFS Bonnie OFS is offline
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With fatty meats, freezing is the best way to store it. It takes some planning, but if you put frozen meat in the fridge the night before or in the morning (depending on thickness - you'll have to experiment) it will be thawed enough to cook.

As for where to find the best meat - I can't help you. I choose meat at the grocery with the most apparent fat - which isn't much. I get the "lean" hamburger (80/20) - it used to be called regular.
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Old Mon, Dec-14-15, 09:42
lesscarber lesscarber is offline
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I discovered that you DONT need to defrost steaks, and probably other meat to cook it.
https://www.google.com/search?q=coo...=utf-8&oe=utf-8

That's VERY good news!!!
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Old Mon, Mar-14-16, 02:26
blammo blammo is offline
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Originally Posted by lesscarber
I discovered that you DONT need to defrost steaks, and probably other meat to cook it.
https://www.google.com/search?q=coo...=utf-8&oe=utf-8

That's VERY good news!!!


I'd venture that you don't need to defrost any meat prior to cooking, but whether it's safe/any good to eat depends entirely upon the temperature at which you cook it
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Old Mon, Mar-14-16, 08:00
RonnieScot RonnieScot is offline
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I don't like meat as much if it's been frozen and thawed. I'm also rubbish at remembering to take it out of the freezer in advance.

I tried the cooking steaks from frozen after reading it on here recently and does work!

Once cooked, most meals are fine in the fridge for another 4-5 days.
I buy some stuff, or fish, cheap with a short date and eat this first, but I also buy one or two meats with longer dates. Vaccume packed, outdoor bred, pork joints are 6 for enough to feed 4 adults from lidl, and the date is typically a week or more away.
This is the last meal of the week. But if anything gets close to its date I'll just cook it, fridge it and eat it in another day or two. If you've room in your fridge, this should get you 10 days from purchase with fridge only. I tend to freeze food once cooked, so maybe this would do another few days? I go every week or so, other things start running low and i like to have lots of lchf food to tempt me, like smoked salmon!

I buy most of our food from lidl. We eat like kings for 35-40 week/person. That's one morning's wages - incredibly cheap (unsustainably cheap!)

Do you have a local butcher? If I buy meat from them, maybe chicken, sausages and mince, he will give me sheets of fatty pork skin and marrow bones for free!
If you ask them, your butcher may be happy to leave more fat on some cuts for you - may need to preorder them. Try to go in at a time when they are quiet - they are often very pleased to discuss cuts, preferences, etc,.
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