summer

Lean and Mean: Great Low-Fat Pork Recipes for Summer

Now that it’s about halfway through the year, most of our New Year’s Resolutions are long since forgotten, left behind during the cold months of January. But, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Whether it’s January, June, or November, it’s never too late to pick up those resolutions again and start eating healthy. Just in time for bikini season, here are a five of our favourite low fat pork recipes!

Visit Spragg’s Meat Shop at the Calgary Co-op Pop-Up Farmers Markets

We’re happy to announce that Spragg's Meat Shop will be participating in this summer’s Calgary Co-op Pop-Up Farmers Markets! This beautiful celebration of farmers and their products provides a treat for the whole family. At Calgary Co-op stores across the city, a farmers market will be set up several afternoons a week from 3-7pm. These markets are an opportunity to meet the local producers, and a chance for you to buy the products straight from the source.

Sensational Summer Grilling Sides

While we all know that pork is the star of the show at every great barbecue, but no meal would be complete without the proper side or salad. If you need something to pair with your grilled pork loin or tangy pulled pork, try one of these recipes from Real Simple.

The Only Pork Marinades You’ll Need This BBQ Season

Everyone loves barbecue season, who doesn’t? Well, if you don’t, you may as well stop reading now. We want you to be fully prepared to chill and grill all summer long, which is why we’ve gathered all the top pork marinades in one place. Taste so good they’ll make a grown man cry!

5 Easy Steps To Getting Your Barbecue Ready For Grilling Season

For most, the spring cleaning means washing the windows, wiping down the cabinets and giving the oven a deep clean, but for the Kings and Queens of the grill spring cleaning means tuning up the most important cooking tool – the barbecue. Don’t enter BBQ season without showing your grill a little love and care. Here are our 5 quick, easy and affordable steps to getting your barbecue ready for grilling season.

You’ll need:

  • Stainless-Steel Brush
  • Putty Knife
  • Sponge
  • Dish Soap

Step 1: Burn off any residue from last season. Turn your grill on high, close the lid and leave it to burn off the mess for 10-15 minutes.

Step 2: Give the grates a good scrub. Remove the charred residue with a stainless-steel brush. If the grates are greasy, remove them, wipe them down with a soapy sponge, rinse, and towel-dry.

Step 3: Tackle the burners. Use a putty knife to scrape off any grease and clean the burners with the stainless-steel brush. Look closely at whether the gas jets are clogged. If so, use the tip of a wire hanger to poke through the centre of each one. If necessary, scrub the burners with soapy water, rinse them off and towel-dry. Remove the burners for the next step.

Step 4: Hit the walls. Scrape the walls of your barbecue with the putty knife. If necessary, wipe the walls with soapy water.

Step 5: Final Inspection. Check for leaks and cracks in your gas hose, and inspect your control knobs, thermometers, and handles. Replace any loose or broken parts to keep your grill in good shape all summer long!

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About Spragg’s Meat Shop

Spragg’s Meat Shop is a family owned and operated business located in Rosemary, Alberta. Greg and Bonnie Spragg raise hogs, process, and market their pork products direct to Albertan consumers. Spragg’s works hard to produce the best pork for Albertans, from the day the pigs are born, to the day the pork chops are cut, bacon is smoked and the roast is marinated. The Spragg family hopes that you get as much enjoyment eating their pork as they do getting it to your table.