As we approach Summer and the weather gets warmer, it must be time to think about a barbecue and that most traditional of retro British dishes, a mixed grill. In the restaurants and cafes of Britain in the middle of the twentieth century, when ethnic food had not yet arrived in this country, the mixed grill was THE supreme dish!
So how about recreating that special meat feast from the days when Elvis ruled the charts and the mini-skirt and foreign holidays were not even dreamt of?
The traditional British mixed grill comprised lamb chops, pieces of grilled chicken, a beef steak, sausages or kidneys, a gammon steak or bacon, served with grilled tomatoes and mushrooms. Not a meal for the faint-hearted……nor those on a diet!!!
Our butchers at Top Meadow Farm are all geared up to provide you with the finest cuts of meat for this special grill, and the dish is one that can be flexed according to what is available, so do ask their advice. We think, for example, that our juicy and tasty, home dry-cured bacon is a winner, more succulent than the usual gammon steak. Marinaded chicken wings or thighs are tastier than chicken breast in this dish. And how about a combination of our award-winning Merguez sausages as well as our delicious home-made Gloucester Old Spot pork chipolatas? Also make sure you ask our butchers about the best cut of steak for the barbecue or grill.
Cooked on the barbecue or grilled in the kitchen, this huge meat dish is a real winner. And if you want to be really decadent, top this mixed meat feast with a fried egg…..AWESOME!