Message sent. We will get back to you soon.
Message sending failed, please try again.
Get in Touch

Direct Meats

Knights Farm
Swan Street
Chappel
Essex
CO6 2EE

View Larger Map

Tel: 01787 223364

Contact Us
Your Name:
Your Email:
Phone Number:
Your Message:

The Chinese were preserving and salting pork bellies around 1500BC

Poultry

A tasty poultry dish

Top poultry suppliers include Creedy Carver, based in Devon, who supply us with barn reared and free range chickens and ducks, whilst maintaining a compassionate approach to additive-free poultry production. Jack Brand, provide us with fresh poultry from Norfolk and Suffolk daily, with Secouè providing us with free range poultry and some pre-prepared poultry items.

Seasonal Poultry

Duck Breast

Seasonal poultry is sourced from Herons Farm where we buy free range turkeys –bronze and white.

Both traditional white and free range bronzes are a slow-growing strain with enhanced flavour and quality.

Geese, also from Herons farm do not lend themselves to intensive rearing and spend most of their life out on grass being fed locally grown corn at night and during the last few weeks of their life. Thus a very high density meat is produced which calls for smaller plate portions than other types of poultry.

A tasty poultry dish

Allow approximately 1lb per person when purchasing a fresh oven ready bird. Although geese are comparatively expensive, they are economical as there is little or no waste. There will be the added bonus of a certain quantity of fat drained off during the cooking process and this keeps well in refrigerator or freezer, try cooking your roast potatoes in goose fat – just delicious! It’s also great for making a really light pastry for your sumptuous pies and puddings too.

Beef
Pork
Lamb
Poultry
Game

For a too-salty ham, partially bake it and drain all the juices. Pour a small bottle of ginger ale over it and let it bake until done.