The latest news, meat cooking tips, simple recipes and special offers from Thomas Johnston Scottish Butchers.


Special offer

Extra Lean Steak Mince – Buy 2lb get 1lb FREE!

Another great deal from Thomas Johnston and a firm customer favourite. Extra lean steak mince made from the finest rump and shoulder cuts, buy 2lbs and get 1lb FREE! What do you make with yours… chilli … Continued

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Recipe

Creamy chicken, leek, bacon and thyme pie

This creamy chicken pie recipe with leeks, bacon and thyme is a hearty classic. The recipe is enough to make two pies – one to eat now and one to freeze for another day. 1 … Continued

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Recipe

Chilli Con Carne

1 tbsp oil 1 large onion 1 red pepper 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 heaped tsp hot chilli powder (or 1 level tbsp if you only have mild) 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 500g lean … Continued

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Recipe

Beef & beer pie

1 onion, chopped 1 small celery stick, chopped 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp plain flour 700g beef shin, featherblade or stewing steak, cut into large chunks 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 beef stock cubes 2 sprigs thyme 540ml can dark ale … Continued

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News

Winners at Smithfield Awards!

Thomas Johnston is celebrating after winning a prestigious Diamond Award in the UK’s most prestigious competition for craft butchery products – The Smithfield Awards. The event, which is held annually by the Q Guild of Butchers recognises and … Continued

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Recipe

Chicken Milanese with Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS 2 cloves of garlic ½ a bunch of fresh basil olive oil 1 x 400 g tin of plum tomatoes 2 x 150 g skinless free-range chicken breasts 100 g plain flour 2 large … Continued

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Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

1 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breasts, chopped 1 onion , diced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 75g chorizo, sliced 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning 250g long grain rice 400g can plum tomato 350ml chicken … Continued

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Recipe

Lamb Biryani

400g lamb neck, cut into small cubes 4 garlic cloves, grated 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp nigella seeds 1 tbsp Madras spice paste 200g … Continued

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News

Haggis & Whisky Winner!

We recently held a competition on our Facebook page… instead of our usual steak pie competition we gave away a haggis and a bottle of single malt whisky to celebrate good auld Rabbie Burns! Here … Continued

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Recipe

Moroccan Chicken One-Pot

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 sliced 100g tomato 100g ginger, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp each ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon 1 large butternut squash, … Continued

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Recipe

Caramelised Balsamic Steaks

2 lean sirloin, rib eye or flat iron steaks For the Balsamic Marinade 30ml/2tbsp good quality balsamic or red wine vinegar 15ml/1tbsp muscovado or dark brown sugar 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped or … Continued

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Cooking Tips

How to Cook a Haggis

Wrap the haggis tightly in tin foil and place in a large saucepan of cold water. Simmer gently for 45 minutes per lb. but do not boil as this might burst the skin. If you … Continued

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