Shin of Beef:
The Shin of Beef weighs approximately 1 kilo & will have little waste to be trimmed in preparation for cooking. The meat content is muscular & leaner than the back leg which makes this a perfect piece to try recipes from Africa or the Caribbean. The best way to cook shin of beef is to use lower temperatures for longer because it allows the meat fibres to break down becoming very soft & tender. So braising or stewing is perfect for a cut like this, releasing the great flavour of our grass-fed beef.
Historically the “shin or leg of beef” has always been a cheaper cut & more readily available to families on a lesser income, & it’s because of this that all these wonderful recipes have been created through the need to improvise with standard ingredients. Simple stews or casseroles provided all the nutrients needed for the family, but as expert chefs are now trying out some more traditional cuts of beef like this, we are now seeing more inventive ways of cooking shin of beef, with some stunning results.
All our beef products are cut in hygienic, temperature-controlled cutting rooms & packed within a few minutes to ensure we create the safest, freshest products possible before freezing to -18°C to make sure they are kept in perfect condition. We vacuum seal the meat in clear recyclable pouches as the process sucks any natural juices back into the meat, keeping it moist, & the pouches hold the shape of the meat. Vacuum sealing meat is the safest way of keeping meat preventing the natural bacteria found in meat from multiplying, & the low temperatures during the processing reduce risk further.
The natural vitamins, minerals found in beef is an essential part of a balanced diet & shin of beef also provides a rich source of protein that is good for energy levels, the way in which we process all our products will preserve this all the way to your kitchen. The level of hygiene & the process from farm to fork is maintained & monitored is a first-class solution for delivering quality meat to your door.
The process from farm to fork is designed to maximise value for money & minimise waste, with welfare & the environment top of the list. All our production facilities are BRC Approved & we are always using local herds to support local farmers.
We are always looking to reduce our use of plastic to lower our carbon footprint for a greener future. We don’t always pack small slices into bags, this is one of these whole items that give generous amounts of slices whilst only using a single bag saving at least 3 bags. The pouches or bags we use for our vacuum packing are now generally stronger, thinner because this means less volume of plastic needed. The clear recyclable pouches are perfect for our customers at home or in the trade to recycle responsibly. How to recycle plastic
Sherwood Irish Grass-Fed beef is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals & protein that helps promote energy levels. Our Irish Grass-Fed beef enjoys some of the best green pastures that Ireland has to offer, with the higher than average rainfall there is never a shortage of lush grass for them to enjoy. The welfare of all the cattle is very important not only to the livestock but to the results it brings to the table. All our beef is fully traceable through modern technology with animals now having virtual passports to ensure they are monitored from farm to fork.
We have the choice of excellent stock to choose from over here, & this gives us a wonderful opportunity to create & share our consistent “restaurant quality” tasty products.
The Shin of Beef can be used in a myriad of recipes & dishes such as stews, Ragu, oven braised with creamy mash or a more traditional dish with butter beans. The affordable piece can make many meals from one single purchase that can be placed into the freezer for a quick & simple family meal when short on time. Some of the leading chefs of today have some great recipes for shin of beef & as this is an affordable cut of beef, are worth exploring & sharing with family & friends.
A great value for money piece at this price, so please enjoy our delicious Grass-Fed Shin, have fun creating your own delicious meals & don’t forget to tag us in your social media posts. #abrandisapromise