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CIRCLE PROMOTION

A cut Above the rest IT’S THE PEAK OF BBQ SEASON AND CHOOSING YOUR PREFERRED CUT OF MEAT IS SERIOUS BUSINESS! A VISIT TO THE BUTCHER’S DEPARTMENT AT GREENS SUPERMARKET IS A MUST FOR THE REAL MEAT-LOVERS WHO KNOW THEIR STUFF. Whether it’s a laidback evening on the beach, or a

Scotch Brand, which is one of the best cuts that one

more sophisticated affair by the pool or on your

could find. the sausage selection is equally vast and

terrace, nothing beats a good, old-fashioned bbQ to

is the perfect way to kick off your summer food

make the most of the Maltese summer. And we all

event. there are a number of english style sausages

know what the most successful bbQs revolve

available from cumberland to many others. And, if

around, right? that’s it: meat. Lots of it and of

you need advice about which cuts or meats work

excellent quality, unless you want to ruin your

best for your requirements, or even some cooking

reputation as a bona fide Maltese citizen.

tips, the experienced butchers will be very happy to

enter the butcher’s Department at Green’s supermarket. If you’re a meat lover, this is your go-to

help! Greens have also introduced the organic meat

shop all year long, of course, not just for the summer.

selection which includes a variety of meats such as

but when bbQ season is in full swing, it becomes

rib-eye, top side and rump as well as corn-fed and

even more imperative that you visit the right butcher

organic chicken. All meats graded A, which is the

who can offer just the right cuts that you’re after!

highest of standards.

For starters, the butcher’s Department at

of course, you can’t really impress without the

Greens makes this shopping bit fun thanks to the sheer amount of

right tools and even here, Greens comes to the rescue. the

choices available. check out the mouth-watering selection of

supermarket is a veritable one-stop shop for anything related to

marinated meats, if plain grilled isn’t your thing. so many flavours,

cooking meat. there are disposable and non-disposable bbQ sets,

dressings and qualities of meats – both local and foreign cuts – to

tools, bbQ utensils, bbQ furniture, charcoal, fire-starters, snacks,

turn your event into something special!

herbs, spices and more, so that you needn’t worry about making sure

It’s not just the marinades and dressings, of course – it’s also the sheer amount of variety in meats and cuts, with Green’s officially offering one of the biggest butcher counters in Malta. there’s the

that you have everything you need. With some really great offers on meat cuts available on a weekly basis and also the option of online shopping for all cuts, it is

tradition favourites like chicken, beef, pork and lamb. there’s turkey,

difficult to beat Green’s butcher’s Department in terms of quality and

rabbit and more…all in a variety of cuts. Greens also import the

convenience (open sundays till 9pm).

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CIRCLE PROMOTION

BBQ MARINADE INGREDIENTS 1

/2 cup olive oil

1 teaspoon sea salt 1

/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1

/2 teaspoon paprika

1

/2 teaspoon cumin

1

/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 cloves garlic, chopped

choosING the rIGht cuts

3 tablespoons chopped

Meat with a lot of visible fat (marbling) usually has a more

onion

robust, intense flavour than lean meat. It can be expensive and

1

it can also make for a chewy eating experience if not cooked

1 1/2 cups beer

/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

properly. Meat with extreme marbling is usually best when shaved thin (as in carpaccio), or chopped up (as in tartare). Inherently lean cuts (like a fillet mignon, for example) are

INSTRUCTIONS • Place meat in a ziplock back and pour in the marinade. Leave for a few hours before grilling, turning the bags every so

often very tender, but they tend to have a blander flavour.

often to cover both sides.

sirloin makes a fine steak or roast and is loved for its more robust, beefy flavour and more moderate price. the rib muscle is very tender and contains a lot of intramuscular fat (marbling), making it one of the most

CHICKEN CAPRESE

desirable cuts of beef. bone-in and boneless prime rib roasts

INGREDIENTS

come from this prime cut, as do rib eye steaks, which are cut

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

individually from the roasts.

1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

the foreshank (arm) is very flavourful and high in collagen, and is typically sold as soup bone for making soups

salt

and stocks. the brisket (breast) is very tough and contains

Freshly ground black pepper

quite a bit of fat. If you are watching your weight, stick to skinless,

1

/4 c. balsamic vinegar

boneless chicken breast. the healthiest meat for the grill is

2 cloves garlic, minced

undoubtedly the skinless chicken breast; in general, choosing

1 pt. grape tomatoes,

pork and chicken over beef is a good idea if you’re counting

halved

calories. With its uneven shape and size, chicken breast lends

2 tbsp shredded fresh basil

itself to being butterflied or pounded to an even thickness,

4 slices mozzarella

with both methods aiding the chicken in cooking evenly and keeping it from drying out.

DIRECTIONS

The Butcher’s Department at Greens Supermarket is open

• season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until golden

• In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.

Monday to Saturday up till 10pm and Sunday up till 9pm. Customers enjoy free parking.

and cooked through, 6 minutes per side. transfer to a plate. • Add balsamic vinegar to skillet to deglaze, then add garlic and stir until fragrant, 1 minute. Add tomatoes and season with salt. Let simmer until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. • stir in basil. • return chicken to skillet and nestle in tomatoes. top with mozzarella and cover with a lid to melt cheese.

Greens supermarket, triq Il-uqija, swieqi, sWQ2333

• spoon tomatoes over chicken and serve.

TEL: +356 21377247 / +356 21383856  EMAIL: info@greens.com.mt

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Circle Magazine August 2017  

IT’S THE PEAK OF BBQ SEASON AND CHOOSING YOUR PREFERRED CUT OF MEAT IS SERIOUS BUSINESS! A VISIT TO THE BUTCHER’S DEPARTMENT AT GREENS SUPER...

Circle Magazine August 2017  

IT’S THE PEAK OF BBQ SEASON AND CHOOSING YOUR PREFERRED CUT OF MEAT IS SERIOUS BUSINESS! A VISIT TO THE BUTCHER’S DEPARTMENT AT GREENS SUPER...

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