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Posted by in News, Tips, Beef, Lamb, Pork on November 07, 2017 .
Cooking beef, lamb and pork is easy is you follow some basic rules. Unfortunately, many people don't know what these are. To help with this, there's a great cooking aid available provided by AHDB (the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board) Beef & Lamb as part of their Meat Education Programme. In you will find the different cooking methods and hints and tips on: Preparing meat prior to cooking Sealing or browning the meat The cooking process (roasting, grilling and frying) Cooking times for all cuts of beef, lamb and pork Knowing when your meat is cooked "Doneness" (rare, medium rareand well done) Making gravy So if you want inspiration to cook your red meat with confidence and produce delicious, perfectly cooked meat every time, download your copy of Meat Education Programme - Understanding cooking beef, lamb and pork (PDF). ...

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Posted by in News on October 19, 2017 .
It's Christmas planning time and we have decided to go 100% Free Range with all our breast joints across the board coming from Copas bronze birds. There's average quality everywhere but at McCaskies our ethos is finest quality and at great prices that match we feel we really are raising the steaks . We are launching 7 new festive boxes that feature Copas breast joints and Gartmorn farm turkeys with the McCaskie accompaniments at sensational prices . Look out for our Copas introduction box at £46 - that includes 1 x Copas Free range breast joint for 6, 12 stuffing balls , 500g chestnut and apple stuffing , 18 chipolatas in bacon , streaky bacon and a turkey gravy - yes, you've not misread All for £46. This year with more space we are introducing our new pre paid order collection point at the doors of our new production area, hopefully making collections quick, easy and painless and freeing up the shop for purchases and non pre paid orders. Our full Christmas list will be ready very soon! Look out for our updates on offers and much more, by signing up for our newsletters, LIKE us on Facebook or simply order direct from the website. ...

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Posted by in News on October 19, 2017 .
McCaskies are hoping to add a little cheer to the winter months ahead.
We have incredible offers being launched over the next few weeks, our ALL NEW pick and mix offering will make meal selection easy and very tasty with 68 items all made by us, to choose from, including our chicken pakora and tempura ! Prices are increasing all the time but we understand more than ever that discerning customers still want quality but with great value prices. This October sees the launch of Octoberfeast where we have amazing offers on till the end of November including steaks of incredible McCaskie quality at very low prices that will give ALL the competition a serious run for their money!! Visit our FEATURED Products to see our latest offers. Signing up for our Newsletters or LIKE us on Facebook. Award Winning Quality. Incredible Value. Guaranteed! ...

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Posted by in News on October 19, 2017 .
With our ALL NEW Select Your Own products, you can start planning your week's easy and tasty meals using the very best ingredients. Choose any 5 for £24 OR Choose any 6 for £28 Visit it our FEATURED Products to see our latest offers. Award Winning Quality. Incredible Value. Guaranteed! Keep up to date with our lastest offers by signing up for our Newsletters or LIKE us on Facebook. ...

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Posted by in News on September 20, 2017 .
We added more to the Mearns T. McCaskie awards list following the Scottish Craft Butchers Awards 2017 in August. ​ As usual, there was stiff competition from the fine butchers of Scotland in the Speciality Pie Awards, Mince Round Awards and Traditional Steak Pie Evaluation. After much tasting and pondering from the judges, Mearns T. McCaskie were delighted to be awarded a Silver Award for our Mince Round, a Gold Award for our Traditional Steak Pie which continues to be a huge favourite with our customers all over the UK and a Gold Award for our Steak, Chorizo and Red Wine Pie. Nigel said "We feel the steak and chorizo with red wine works better as a casserole and will be part of our new pots of taste range which is coming soon! Congratulations to my fellow butchers who won the top titles in their regions and overall.” ...

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Posted by in News on August 28, 2017 .
Recently all supermarkets pulled products made with Eggs from Holland and Europe. I said to Helen laws have to change; not just in the state where the products are made but which country the ingredients come from. Then I read that sausages from an unnamed supermarket pose a risk to human health using (you guessed it) imported pork meat from Holland. I think consumers need to be aware that so much of what they eat may be made in UK but the meat - goodness knows where it is from. I wonder what the next story will be? At McCaskie’s we care about your food and what you eat. All our Eggs are 100% Scottish and Free Range as is all our beef, lamb and pork and our chicken is 100% UK ( Scotland and England). Our Assurance is your Re-assurance! Nigel ...

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Posted by in News on August 02, 2017 .
Mearns T McCaskie has been judged a Finalist and awarded a Highly Commended for two products in the 2017 Meat Management Awards. The Awards attract entries from some of the biggest and most innovative names in the UK meat market and cover everything from food production to individual meat products prepared by mass producers and smaller producers such as local butchers. We were up against some stiff competition who were among the winners at the Awards dinner presentations on 28th June 2017 in Birmingham. The prestigious black tie event was hosted by comedian and actor Miles Jump and attended by about 400 guests from the winning companies and organisations all of whom represent the finest meat product producers in the country. The products we were recognised for: Best Bacon Product Finalist for Bacon and Cheese Truffles Best Lamb Product Highly Commended for Garlic and Herb Lamb Lollipops The nominees were voted for by Meat Management magazine readers and judged by industry experts. The judging criteria was based on the product description, appearance before and after cooking, taste/flavour, texture, small, packaging and presentation, originality/innovation, price and value for money. ...

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Posted by in News on June 21, 2017 .
After hearing recently that the Herald Restaurant Critic Ron Mackenna had been doing a review of the Seaview Cafe to say I was bloody nervous is an understatement! ​I read the Herald every week and always read with interest the good and the bad of restaurants Ron visits never thinking one day he'll call at our door. Helen was out the door and along to the paper shop before 6 to get a Herald and presented it to me still in bed with a slight smile. That was good enough for me to read on. Ron was in on Bank Holiday Monday and he had a McCaskie’s Steak Pie and McCaskie's Scotch Pie and loved both although he would have preferred the pie in a dish lidded like we sell in the butchers. I would say it was very positive on the whole. Now breathe Nigel! Read Ron Mackenna review of McCaskie’s Seaview Cafe, Wemyss Bay. ...

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