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Secret Shopper!

We had a Secret Shopper from the Q Guild of Butchers visit our store recently! You’ll be thrilled to know we received 100% for shop appearance AND 100% for customer service. Other notes from the report included that the external of store looked stylish & attractive and the Secret Shopper “Would be very happy to … Continued

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Easter Competition

FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN A RIB ROAST OF BEEF (ON THE BONE), which feeds 6-8 people, all you have to do is… Visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tjbutchers/  Competition closes Thursday 29th March, 3pm! GOOD LUCK

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Recipe

Sausages with oregano, mushrooms & olives

450g of diamond award winning pork links 1 tsp sunflower oil 2 tsp dried oregano 2 garlic cloves, sliced 400g can chopped or cherry tomato 200ml beef stock 100g pitted black olives in brine 500g pack mushroom, thickly sliced Using kitchen scissors, snip the sausages into small pieces. Heat a large pan and fry the pieces in the oil for … Continued

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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 con carne? lasagne? cottage pie? Order online today for Click & Collect 

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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 large (about 1.7kg) free-range chicken 2 carrots, chopped 3 onions, cut into wedges 1 bouquet garni, made of 1 celery … Continued

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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 minced beef 1 beef stock cube 400g can chopped tomatoes ½ tsp dried marjoram 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp tomato purée … Continued

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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 or beer For the pastry 500g plain flour, plus a little extra 250g vegetarian suet 1 egg, beaten a few pinches … Continued

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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 rewards the excellent products that are being produced by the very best butchers in the country. Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers of … 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 free-range eggs 100 g breadcrumbs 30 g Parmesan cheese 150 g dried spaghetti METHOD Peel and finely slice the garlic. … 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 stock Heat the oil in a large frying pan with a lid and brown the chicken for 5-8 mins until golden. Remove … Continued

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