Category: Pork

How to Take Your Easter Ham to the Next Level

Along with the first blooming crocus, the sighting of the first robin, pro baseball training camps, and the tapping of maple trees for their sap, an Easter ham is one of the most celebrated and classic signs of spring.

In days gone by, hams were cured, smoked, and dried by hanging in the fall, wintering over until early spring when the first emerging hams were brought to table.

And the crowning touch to any magnificent ham is a complementary glaze that counterbalances the fundamental flavors of a smoked ham. It is the point of departure that distinguishes one ham from the next.

Photo courtesy of National Pork Board. For more information about pork, visit PorkBeInspired.com.

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A to Z Guide for Grilling Season 2016

Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran griller, our blog is chock full of useful grilling info and tips. From basics about tools and grill setup to recipes, videos, and more, we pride ourselves on not only providing the finest and freshest meats, but also on educating our customers on the best ways to prepare them.

So as springtime blossoms here in New York, we uncover and dust off our grills and get ready for some tasty meals in the months to come.

We hope you’ll come on this grilling journey with us. We’ve rounded up an A to Z guide to grilling so that you can learn some techniques, brush up on your skills, or find something new to try. Let’s go!

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Top 8 Cuts for Cooking Indoors or Out

It’s that time of year again–the transition between summer and fall. Some days there is perfect grilling weather, while other days are chilly, rainy, or windy. It makes it a little harder to plan meals when you’re not sure if you’ll be able to grill or if you’ll want to stay indoors.

There’s a solution to this conundrum and we call it “transitional cooking.” If you select cuts and recipes that can be cooked indoors or out, your menu will be ever-flexible and you’ll never get thrown off track by the weather.

To that end, we’ve put together a list of the best 8 cuts for transitional cooking. These versatile selections can be easily adapted to an indoor or outdoor menu. Take a look–is your favorite cut on the list?

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Photo courtesy of Weber-Stephen Products

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Love BBQ? This is the easiest & best BBQ you’ll ever taste!

Over the years, we’ve participated in a number of food and wine shows and events, and we’ve fed hundreds if not thousands of hungry foodies. The one thing we can serve to a big crowd that we know will be a show-stopper is our barbecued brisket.

In fact, here are some of the things we’ve overheard during tastings:

“My husband and I are from Texas, so we know brisket…  (Skeptically takes a bite.) Honey, come over here, you’ve got to try this!”

“You mean it will taste just like this when I make it at home? Oh, man!”

“Aw, the brisket is all gone? Can I lick the cutting board?”

That’s what we hear when we serve our competition-worthy BBQ that we hand-rubbed with seasonings, then spent hours and hours smoking, basting it with a mopping sauce all the while.

So what if you don’t have that kind of time? But you love BBQ? Welcome to Lobel’s BBQ Pit.

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Cut of the Month: St. Louis Ribs

The Lobel family of Lobel’s Prime Meats in Manhattan and Lobel’s of New York online butcher shop are fourth- and fifth-generation butchers. With our Cut of the Month series, we will bring you their wealth of knowledge and expertise on specific cuts of meat, including their unique characteristics, preparation methods, and how to select the best cut.

Unlike Memphis, Kansas City, Texas, and the Carolinas, St. Louis, MO, is not often mentioned in the same breath when listing the capitals of American Southern-style barbecue. But it does lend its name to one of the primary types of pork ribs.

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Culinary Classic: Meat Pies

It’s said that the word pie comes from magpie, a type of bird known for collecting and hording small items. In that way, a pie can be thought of as a collection of ingredients, secreted away inside a crust.

A pie is technically a dish with a baked filling topped with a crust. The top crust is usually pastry but can be another topping, such as biscuit or mashed potato (as in a shepherd’s pie).

Traditionally a pie, whether savory or sweet, has just a top crust. However, it can have a bottom crust, as in most American-style pies. And on the other hand, in Britain a sweet filling baked in just a shallow bottom crust is called a tart.

But our interest lies in those all-in-one meals, those warm-you-to-your-toes dishes, those comfort-food favorites: savory meat pies.

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Grilled Pork Hand Pie. Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board. For more information visit porkbeinspired.com.

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3 Delicious Recipes to Celebrate Spring Holidays

Spring is almost here! We see the tell-tale signs—the weather is getting warmer, the foliage is getting greener, and it’s almost time for Easter and Passover. The most memorable way to celebrate these spring holidays is with family, friends, and great food. We’ve compiled 3 great recipes for oh-so-perfect springtime dishes for your holiday feasts.

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5 Fall Beer & Meat Pairings You Have to Try!

One of the things beer aficionados love is the change in seasons. Now that it’s October, we’re putting away our shandies and pilsners in favor of the heartier beers of autumn. Craft fall selections abound—and it’s not all pumpkin varieties! Some of the creative offerings we’ve seen include seasonal “harvest ales,” porters, brown ales, and even an autumn shandy.

Here is a sampling of what we’ve been tasting this fall and what we’re pairing it with from our Butcher Shop.

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Sausage in Profile: Apple Cinnamon-Spice Sausage

While the concept of sausage is simple, thousands of variations can be found throughout the world. Sausages can be fresh, cured, smoked, or cooked. They are made of beef, pork, veal, chicken, and more. And they can include myriad ingredients, from spices and herbs to fruits, vegetables, and cheeses—and even liquids such as beer, whiskey, or blood. Our “Sausage in Profile” series aims to introduce you to different types of sausage—their flavor profiles, histories, and uses—from familiar favorites to unique finds.

Whether you want a juicy sausage to enjoy on the grill while you still can, or if you’re looking for a way to bring on the flavors of fall, we have the answer for you: Lobel’s Apple Cinnamon-Spice Sausage.

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Gateway to Autumn: A Grilled Pork Roast Menu

The onset of fall never fails to skew our appetite to great pork dishes. But, we are so reluctant to let go of summer grilling, we look for that one last grand hurrah of the cooking-outdoors season.

Here’s a menu that will usher you gently into the changing seasons in the most delicious way. And, it’s designed to give you the option of cooking everything on the grill.

Why would you want to cook everything on the grill? Because everything tastes better when it’s been grilled!

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