THE BUTCHER'S GUIDE TO THE 12 ROASTS OF CHRISTMAS

THE BUTCHER'S GUIDE TO THE 12 ROASTS OF CHRISTMAS

For over 20 years, I’ve been helping customers pick out that perfect celebratory Christmas roast in Hong Kong and lets be honest, Turkey isn’t for everyone. In this blog I have selected 12 non poultry roasts using Steak King products that will serve you well over the holidays. There are a few things to consider when choosing your roast. Do you want something with a bone, or boneless, fat, or no fat, maybe a roast with a real WOW factor when placed on your Christmas dinner table! Which ever roast you decide on you can visit one of our local Butchers Shops or our Online Store. Be sure to be early to place your order as they are likely to run out before Christmas week! Here are Steak King’s 12 favorite Roasts of Christmas

 

BEEF ROASTS

1. Standing Rib Roast is a very traditional ‘on the bone’ cut. Our 3-4 rib joint weighs in at around 4kg and is good for around 7-10 people. Traditionally Beef is served on Boxing Day and this is a real show stopper on your dining table! We are offering a raw version or a sous vide version that just needs re-heating in your oven for around 30 minutes


2. Our Black Angus Beef Tenderloin has no bones, and very little fat. It’s very tender, but you need to season it well. Beef tenderloin is relatively easy to prepare, cooks up pretty quickly compared to other beef roasts. Fully trimmed tenderloin will weigh around 2.2kg. Tips for cooking. Sear/brown in a pan for 2 minutes per side, roast in your oven (180C) for approximately 20 minutes then rest well before carving.

3. Black Angus Striploin Roast most people think of N.Y. Strip only as a steak, but it also makes for one fantastic Christmas Roast! Not as fatty as Prime Rib, but still packed with flavor and carves beautifully. This roast weighs in at 2kg and will serve 6-8 people. Tips for cooking  Sear/brown the roast in a pan for 2 minutes per side, roast in your oven (180C) for approximately 50 minutes then rest for 20 minutes before carving

4. Angus Boneless Ribeye Roast perhaps the most popular cut for Roast Beef, Ribeye, AKA Scotch Fillet is not used only as a steak, but it also makes for one fantastic Christmas Roast! Lots of marbling to keep it juicy and packed with flavour plus it carves beautifully. This roast weighs in at 2kg and will serve 6-7 people. Tips for cooking  Sear/brown the roast in a pan for 2 minutes per side, roast in your oven (180C) for approximately 50 minutes then rest for 20 minutes before carving

5. Wagyu Rostbiff/Rump Roast boasts a nice beefy flavour. Wagyu Rump is relatively lean, but will still be tender and juicy as long as you don’t over cook it. This roast weighs in at 3kg and will serve around 7-10 people with left overs for beef sandwiches!  Tips for cooking  Sear/brown the roast in a pan for 2 minutes per side, roast in your oven (180C) for approximately 90 minutes then rest for 30 minutes before carving

6. Wagyu Beef Wellington Roast is the height of decadence as fare as we are concerned and we have taken all of the hard work out of it and pre-made them for you, simply roast in your oven following the instructions and take all the credit! Serves 2-4  people per Wellington

FREE RANGE PORK ROASTS

7. Iberico Pork Rack is the 'Rolls Royce' of Pork, the bones add huge amounts of flavour and the excellent marbling offers amazing juiciness. This 2kg joint will serve approximately 5-6 people. Tips for cooking  Sear/brown the roast in a pan for 2 minutes per side, roast in your oven (180C) for approximately 40 minutes or until juices run clear then rest for 15 minutes before carving.

8. Pork Tenderloin has no bones, and very little fat. It’s very tender, but you need to season it well.Pork tenderloin is relatively small and one piece will serve 2 people. It is easy to prepare, cooks up pretty quickly compared to other pork roasts. Fully trimmed tenderloin will weigh around .5kg. Tips for cooking. Sear/brown in a pan for 2 minutes per side, roast in your oven (180C) for approximately 10 minutes then rest well before carving.

9. Spanish Pork Loin Roast is a boneless cut that comes from the back, it has a nice covering of fat which keeps it moist and juicy when cooking. This 2kg joint will serve approximately 6-8 people. Tips for cooking  Sear/brown the roast in a pan for 2 minutes per side, roast in your oven (180C) for approximately 40 minutes or until juices run clear then rest for 10 minutes before carving.

FREE RANGE LAMB ROASTS

10. Our Australian on the bone Lamb Legs also make a great alternative to a turkey, roasted whole in the oven or on the BBQ makes for a great boxing day or New Years Eve Treat.

11. Lamb Shoulders are also great roasted, however you need to cook them low and slow for them to be tender.

12. Take 2 chilled Dorper Lamb Racks and tie them together using a piece of string to create a Lamb Crown Roast and wow your guests! Its so simple yet so effective