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


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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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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News

Click & Collect

YOU CHOOSE Choose from our range of the best Scottish produce. Order by 10 a.m. for same day collection. WE PREPARE Our expert butchers freshly prepare your order and hand pack, ready for collection. YOU … Continued

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