So today I'm bringing you a one-off special feature called #FoodieFriday, and I am going to tell you all about Meat Porter, who are an online artisan meat delivery service, which I have been trying out for myself. Now before I start I want to make something very clear; I bought the items I'm going to tell you about today with my own money, no-one paid me to do it, I wasn't approached and asked to do this feature, I've chosen to do it entirely off my own back, so my opinions are 100% authentic (as always). Another quick note is to apologise for the quality of some of the photos, the camera has broken so I'm using my phone.. plus I have a dark kitchen!
At Meat Porter they are passionate about meat, and giving you the best meat you can buy. They source their products from producers who also supply top London restaurants and chefs, so you know you're buying quality. It is because of their focus on quality that they have decided to keep their overall offerings relatively small, if you "build your own box" you can choose from 18 products, but I think they offer everything you could want or need, I don't see that it is necessary for them to offer more than they already do.
Ordering from Meat Porter is so simple, it's actually very refreshing. You can either "build your own box" with their simple drag & drop process, or order one of their Surprise Me boxes which come in three sizes and involve them choosing the products you receive (if there's a certain product you really don't want you can mention this when you're checking out). If you order by 3pm (Mon-Fri) your box will be delivered by 4pm the next day (or whichever day you want), and you can track the progress of your parcel as well. Delivery is FREE (Tues-Fri), but there is a charge for Saturday delivery.
The meat comes in a special box, which is shiny on the side (see photo above) to keep things cold, as well as coming packaged with reusable ice packs, all kept safely together in recyclable shredded paper (see photo below).
I have to admit I really like the packaging, and I particularly appreciate that the box and shredded paper are recyclable and that I can re-use the ice packs.. waste not want not!
My order from Meat Porter came to £40, but I had received a discount code after entering a competition, so my final total came to £25 BARGAIN! But I got a lot of meat for that price let me tell you.
When the courier handed over my box, I could not wait to open it and get stuck in, it was Christmas come early! I haven't used everything I ordered (yet) but I'm going to share with you some photos and thoughts on some of the things I have used.
The first thing I cooked was Gressingham Duck Breast, honestly it was so delicious I cannot even begin to tell you. Really easy to cook, just in the pan with some butter; I like mine quite rare so it was done in no time.
Sticking with the poultry theme I have also cooked Guinea Fowl 'Supremes'. These I roasted in the oven; again really easy to cook, just put them in a casserole dish and roast until juices run clear. Served with a little bit of salad.. delicious!
Below are a few more photos for you to look at..
I have been so impressed with Meat Porter, the experience of using them has been nothing short of perfect. The meat is delicious, the delivery is perfect, it's easy to order and they're a really friendly bunch over on twitter.
I would definitely recommend you give them a try, you won't regret it. I'm off to make a bacon sandwich (using Meat Porter bacon of course), so let me know what you think; will you give them a go? Drop me a comment below or send me a tweet! Feel free to share this post with your family & friends, and thank you for reading this #FoodieFriday special!
If you'd like to give Meat Porter a go, you can get £15 off using code: FRIENDOFAFRIEND the minimum order is £25, so make a box with contents totalling £40, add the code & pay just £25 for a box of delicious meat!
Enjoy your weekend guys! x