Best Butchers in London – Award Winners

Shane Holland Executive Chairman of Slow Food UK visited Morley Butchers in Crouch End to present the 2015 London Best Butchers award. The Slow Food London Awards are a real seal of approval because the entrants and the final winners are all selected by London food shoppers.

Now in their third year these awards were created by Slow Food London to support and highlight the growing number of quality food retailers and producers within London which are the polar opposite of supermarkets .

In their awards statement Slow Food London said “The London Best Butchers award to Morley Butchers recognises excellence in their butchery, time-honed skills, as well as their impressive range of game and quality meat.”

“We are so pleased to have won this award for the second year,running, particularly as it is based on votes from our customers. A huge thank you to them for their support and enthusiasm for our products and what we do in the shop.”

Andrew Beresford – Morley Butchers

Slow food Best Butcher Award

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We stock a wide range of game, when in season. Game is a healthy alternative to Lamb Pork or Beef as it is low in cholesterol and high in protein. Posts here tell you whats good right now also recipes and tips for cooking.

Pheasant With Sage and Juniper Berries

Roast pheasant with sage and juniper is a lovely flavour combination that has a distinct Italian flair. About Pheasants Pheasants are one of the most plentiful of Britain’s game bird species and one of the best known.  If you make an autumnal trip to the countryside you will often see the males strutting their stuff - easily identified by their distinctive [...]

By | 2016-10-12T15:06:57+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: , , |

Game Season

The game season is now in full swing. It is the best time of year for these wild meats and we have plenty of choice on our counter. Pheasant, Partridge, Pigeon, Mallard, Hare and Venison are all looking good. Game is wild, natural and free range with a distinctive flavour making it a great alternative to beef, [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:03:42+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: , , , , , |

Guinea Fowl Recipe

Guinea fowl has a delicious flavour somewhere between chicken and pheasant. This shows its origins as a game bird. They are of course now domesticated and available throughout the year. One bird will provide a good meal for two people. About Guinea Fowl These very pretty birds have distinctive dark grey or black with white speckled plumage. They [...]

By | 2016-07-20T07:56:28+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: , |

Pheasant Bacon Recipe

Try this pheasant bacon recipe perfect for the young birds available in the shop right now. About Pheasants The pheasant is one of the most plentiful of Britain's game bird species and it is probably the best known.  They can often be seen in the countryside at this time of year the males being readily [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:03:51+00:00 November 18th, 2015|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: |

Pot roasted pheasant

Try this Pot Roasted Pheasant recipe. Lots of great game flavours and a very warming meal. Serve with fondant potatoes and traditional bread sauce. Ingredients for Pot Roasted Pheasant For the Pot Roasted Pheasant 50 ml vegetable oil 2 pheasants from Morley Butchers 2 rashers smoked streaky bacon from Morley Butchers 8 shallots peeled and left whole 2 carrots [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:03:51+00:00 November 13th, 2015|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: , |

Game Pie

The game season is now in full swing and we have a wide selection. Right now you can find Partridge, Pigeon, Grouse, Rabbit, Venison and Hare on the counter. This mixed game pie recipe is perfect seasonal eating and a great way to combine several different meats under one golden crust. About Game Game is [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:03:51+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: , , |

How To Cook Partridge

This dish makes a lovely Sunday lunch or evening meal but do you know how to cook partridge? We have all the details you need along with the traditional accompaniments. The main ingredient is in the shop now. About Partridges There are two species of partridge in the UK. These are the Native Grey which is [...]

By | 2016-12-01T14:47:51+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: , , , |

Roast Grouse Recipe

We are entering the time of you when lots of tasty game is in season.  Grouse is generally considered to be the best eating from all the feathered game and its now in season and available in the shop. Cooking Grouse is not hard and we have a handy guide and roast grouse recipe that you can [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:03:53+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: , , |

Pan Fried Pigeon Breast

We now have early pigeon in the shop, they are plump from feeding in the fields on corn and other cereal crops. Pigeons are a meaty bird with a distinctive gamey flavour and rich, coloured meat. The young birds are the best for roasting or pan frying as they have tender meat. It is later [...]

By | 2016-10-18T10:03:53+00:00 August 7th, 2015|Categories: Game, Recipes|Tags: |