Charcuterie boards are not only gorgeous to look at, but they also contain a combination of curated flavours and small bites that make for the perfect, no-fuss, holiday party snack! Building the perfect board is both an art and a science. We’ve rounded up five tips to help you build the ultimate charcuterie board this holiday season.
Did you know we have a full-service deli counter at our Calgary meat shop location? It’s true! And we can slice any of our sandwich meats to order! Deli ham is an excellent alternative to the PB&J sandwich! It’s a lean protein, full of vitamins and minerals. Best of all, it’s flavourful! Even the pickiest of eaters will approve. We hope you enjoy the recipes that follow. We’re confident that your kids will approve!
The holidays are a time for feasting, and this year we want to ensure our customers enjoy a Christmas dinner to remember! Spragg’s Meat Shop is giving a wonderful prize to one lucky shopper…all you’ll need to do is add a holiday side and some eggnog, and you’ll be well on your way to the festive feast of your dreams!
In the spirit of the holiday season, we are giving away a Holiday Feast - valued at $250!
Forget about ordering takeout! We found four delicious pork recipes that are ready in under an hour. These simple weeknight meals are warm, tasty, and nutritious!
Roasted Sesame Pork Tenderloin with Asian Slaw
What’s better than lip-smacking roast pork? Sweet marinated pork and tangy slaw creates the perfect meal for a mid-week pick-me-up. This delicious recipe also contains fresh cabbage, carrots, onions, and almonds.
Apple Cider Pork Chops
Nothing sums up fall like a hot plate of pan-fried pork chops! This recipe calls for lightly seasoned chops, browned to perfection. Best of all, they’re covered with a creamy apple, honey, Dijon, and cider dressing. Who’s ready for seconds?
Pork Shoulder with Pineapple and Sesame Broccoli
Pork shoulder is classic, juicy, and tasty, and this recipe is bursting with flavour! Ginger, garlic, vinegar, and soy sauce make up a flavourful marinade for the meat. On the side, you’ll enjoy broccoli florets and shallots, drizzled with olive oil and sesame seeds. The cherry on top? Fresh pineapple pan-fried in pork fat.
Fennel-Crusted Pork Chops with Potatoes and Shallots
This mouthwatering dish is both skillet and oven cooked. Pork chops have a marinade of fennel seeds, garlic, paprika, and vegetable oil. Pan-fried chops are perfectly roasted with delicious potatoes and shallots. Everyone is going to want extra pan gravy for this feast!
Our retail stores are fully stocked for busy families on the go. When you’re ready to shop, visit our Calgary location at 9675 Macleod Trail SE. We’re conveniently open seven days a week from 10AM-6PM!
October is National Pork Month! Are you ready to celebrate? We’ve come up with ten fun ways to get involved this Porktober:
1. Eat Bacon
This goes without saying! We know crispy and savoury bacon is the key to pure happiness.
2. Dress up as a Pig for Halloween
Is it a coincidence that Porktober is the same month as Halloween? What a great opportunity to put your DIY skills to use! Here’s a simple and fun tutorial.
3. Stock up on Pork
There’s no better time than now to invest in our Side of Pork Package. Check out our blog to see if buying in bulk is right for your family.
4. Learn Your Cuts!
Impress friends and family by studying up on pork cuts. Our handy guide breaks down each specific section of the pig. You’ll be an expert in no time!
5. Make Delicious Pulled Pork Sandwiches
There’s nothing tastier than scrumptious pulled pork. Serve up this delectable recipe on game day!
6. Ask Spragg’s Anything
We know you have lots of questions about farming, pork cuts, and healthy eating practices. Visit our team at one of our retail locations to pick our brains!
7. Learn About Free-Range Farming
Our pigs roam across two 5-acre open pastures. They’re also raised antibiotic free! Learn more about our production practices here.
8. Discover the Language of Pigs
Pigs are social animals. Learn what each grunt, bark, and squeal means here!
9. Roast Pork to Perfection
Roasted pork should be tender and juicy on the inside, and crunchy on the outside. Achieve the perfect roast by checking out our helpful tips!
10. Make a Pork-Inspired Date Night Meal
Treat your loved one to a 3-course gourmet meal. Best of all, there’s pork in every dish. Get the delicious recipes here!
In our household, autumn = homework, sports, and lots of activities! That’s why it’s so nice coming home to a warm ready-to-eat meal. Did you know slow cookers simmer pork to perfection? It’s true, and we love the tender, melt in your mouth flavours! If you want to simplify cooking this fall, check out these scrumptious slow cooker pork recipes.
Autumn is just around the corner, and as the temperatures cool down, what better way to warm things up than with a belly full of comfort food featuring everyone’s favourite meat: pork! For many of our customers, fall is the perfect time to restock the freezer, which means our side of pork package starts to fly off the shelves! If you’re considering purchasing a side of pork this fall, we hope that the hearty recipes that follow leave you feeling inspired as the seasons change!
Whether it is pork, chicken or beef, buying meat in bulk can be a great option if you live in a house full of meat lovers! However, it can also be a financial and logistical commitment. If you’re considering whether buying bulk is a good option for you and your family, we encourage you to ask yourself the following questions.
At Spragg’s Meat Shop, our side of pork is a popular option, but we understand that sometimes buying in bulk can be confusing. If you’ve never purchased a side of pork before, you’ll want to think about what cuts you and your family enjoy most. We often get a lot of questions about ordering in bulk, so to help educate our customers, we’ve put together this simple guide. If you still have questions after reading this article, please give us a call or send us an email. We’re here to help!