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Curry’s Culinary Corner: Turkey Time!

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What time do I put the turkey in the oven? How long do I cook the turkey for? These are the two age-old questions that have been asked since the first Thanksgiving dinner.

So here you go: Plan on 20 minutes per pound in a 350 degree F oven for a defrosted turkey and 10 to 15 minutes per pound for fresh. If your turkey gets done before your guests arrive, pull it from the oven, place a large sheet of aluminum foil over the top, and then drape a large kitchen towel over the entire thing. This will help keep the heat in and the bird from drying out. If your bird seems a little dry, heat a few inches of turkey or chicken stock in a wide pan, slice the turkey, and drag the slices through the bath to get a little more moisture in there.

Another question we ponder this time of year is, “Should I brine my turkey?” Brining is a way of marinating and adding moisture to lean meat. The turkey or other meat is soaked in a mixture of salt and water for a few hours or days before cooking. Some recipes call for adding other flavoring ingredients to the brine, such as sugar, herbs, and spices, but they aren’t necessary. The simplest brining solution is to dissolve 1 cup salt per gallon cold water for 4- to 6-hour brine or 1/2 cup salt per gallon cold water for 12- to 14-hour brine (the shorter the soak, the saltier the brine needs to be to do the work).

From all of us at Angus Brands, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and juicy turkey!

Written by Angus Brands’ Jeff Curry

Need a last minute idea for a corporate gift?

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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Corporate Gift Giving Basket

Are you still looking for ideas on what to give your clients for a holiday gift? Want to support local business and skip unnecessary shipping costs?

Just in time for the holiday season, you can buy local with Spokane’s own Angus Brands “Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner” gift basket.

Our tasty and locally hand-crafted basket includes

  • Breakfast: Angus Meats’ Apple Cranberry Sausage with a spectacular arrangement of apples, cranberries and maple syrup.
  • Lunch: Angus Meats’ Jalapeno Beer Brats are made with Steam Plant Brewing Company’s Whitman’s Wheat Ale, fire roasted peppers and stacked full of creamy cheddar cheese. Yum!
  • Dinner: Two juicy all-natural 10oz PRIME NY Steaks! Bring that high end expensive dinner night out to your own kitchen.

We are offering these popular gift baskets at fantastic price of $42.99. Please call us at 509-482-7033 to order today.

 

Savory for the season

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Looking for something different to prepare for the holidays? Angus Brands can help you amp up your menu with these delicious items:

Turducken
Why be normal? You’ll certainly start a conversation with our semi-boned turkey which is stuffed with a de-boned duck, and the duck is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The cavity of the chicken, duck, and turkey are stuffed with a special filling of seasoned Apple Wood Smoked Bacon, Angus Meats’ Special Blend Sausage, and mouthwatering Cornbread Mixture. Serves 25 people!

Smashburgers and beef patties
Summer is over but ground beef is always on the menu! Check out our full line of fresh, frozen, and flavored smashburgers and preformed patties. Our smashburgers give you the versatility to make sliders, lasagna, taco bar, meatloaf, and more. ‘Tis the season for ground beef.

Precooked Chicken Wings
Just in time for winter sporting events and holiday parties, check out our new line of precooked chicken wings, which include honey hickory, and hot pepper flavors.  Want to sample first? No problem – give us a call and we’ll hook you right up.

Ask Angus Brands today about giving your holidays a kick!

Curry’s Culinary Corner: Sloppy Joes

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The name sounds funny but man they’re some good eats! So where did this serious good eats get its silly sounding name?

According to Marilyn Brown, Director of the Consumer Test Kitchen at H.J. Heinz in Pittsburgh, their research at the Carnegie Library suggests that the sloppy joe began in a Sioux City, Iowa cafe as a “loose meat sandwich” in 1930, the creation of a cook named Joe. Thanks, Joe! (The American Century Cookbook: The Most Popular Recipes of the 20th Century, Jean Anderson).

So if Joe invented it, and I cooked it, would that make it a Sloppy Curry? Personally, I think it has a nice ring to it. In order to make your own Sloppy (insert your name), you will need a few simple ingredients.

1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped green pepper
2 lb. Fresh Angus ground beef 80/20
3 cups Heinz® Tomato Ketchup
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. Heinz® Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium-high heat. Cook onion and pepper for 5 minutes. Add beef to the pan. Cook, stirring until browned, about 5 to 10 minutes. Drain off fat. Stir in ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Serve on sandwich buns.

I like to top my Sloppy Curry’s with sliced dill pickles. Top your Sloppy (insert your name) with your favorite topping.

Post pictures of your sloppy goodness to our Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram pages!

Written by Angus Brands’ Jeff Curry

Oktoberfest Special – preorder before October 1st!

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Pre-order our complete line of sausages and receive a .25 per pound discount if booked before October 1st.  To order, contact us at 509-482-7033.

Whether it’s Oktoberfest or simply part of a scrumptious fall meal, Angus Meats’ sausages are created from long-standing family recipes.

With creative innovation as our focus, we are sure you’ll love the variety of flavors in our sausages:

Nuernburg:
With its German-inspired blend of yellow & red mustard seeds and other fresh spices, it’s sure to be an Oktoberfest hit. Traditionally served with horseradish and sauerkraut or potato salad, (and of course a frothy beer), Angus Meats’ Nuernburg Sausage will bring the world’s largest party to your table.

Milano:
An amazing mix of fresh roasted garlic, onions, fennel, rosemary, and chili peppers. Did we mention it’s outstanding with tomatoes?

Chorizo:
Who can resist chorizo? A spicy blend for any palate, our chorizo sausage contains chiles, black pepper, and garlic to create the perfect mouthwatering combination.

Luigi’s Hot Italian:
Picture perfect blend of garlic, onion, sherry & peppers. Serve with your favorite veggies, pasta or pizza. Bon appetite!

Apple Cran:
A natural complement to fall, our spectacular arrangement of apples, cranberries, and maple syrup makes an ideal choice for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

Special blend:
We’ve added a great breakfast mix of seasonings to this sausage including celery, peppers, onions and turmeric.

Cheddar Pepper Beer Brat:
Handcrafted with our Nuernburg Bratwurst and infused with Steam Plant Brewing Company’s Whitman’s Wheat Ale, fire roasted bell peppers, and creamy cheddar cheese, this brat is here to please.

Blue Cheese Beer Brat:
Old-world Nuernburg Bratwurst is infused with Steam Plant Brewing Company’s light, sweet and spicy Jalapeno Pepper Ale and savory blue cheese crumbles. Yum.

And of course for all our sausages there are no added preservatives, no BHT, and no BHA.

Curry’s Culinary Corner: Keep your grilling light

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During the summer grilling season fresh vegetables and numerous cuts of fresh proteins await the backyard chef.  To limit the amount of time in the hot kitchen cooking up those starchy side dishes – open up a bag of your favorite blend of fresh greens instead.  Baby field greens, baby spinach, romaine, and even good old iceberg lettuce can be mixed into a salad blend fit for any backyard barbecue feast.  Your salad blend becomes your bed of nutrition and a light and refreshing side. Pile grilled vegetables and your grilled protein on top of the greens and serve it up with your favorite condiments and dressing for a lighter grilling affair your family will love.

Written by Angus Brands’ Jeff Curry