Posts Categorized: News

Carina North Quality Meats Community Update

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We hope all of our customers and friends in the local Carina community and surrounds are keeping safe. We are so grateful to the local community for all of your support during this chaotic time in the shop, and want to say thank you for all of the kind comments we have been receiving! As… Read more »

Instructions for Our Ready-to-Cook Lamb Rogan Josh

This tasty curry is creamy, delicious and comforting. The perfect quick and easy meal for a cold night! Instructions: Stir mixture in a large non-stick pan for 5 minutes over high heat, until meat is browned. Reduce heat to low. Add 400g of diced tomatoes and ½ a cup of water. Cover and simmer for… Read more »

Instructions for Our Ready-to-Cook Beef Bourguignon!

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A delicious combo of beef, red wine, onions and mushrooms, with a hint of rosemary. This ready-to-cook beef bourguignon is the perfect winter warmer! Instructions: Heat 20ml of oil in a large, heavy-based pan. Add beef mixture and cook, stirring over high heat, for 5 mins until lightly browned. Reduce heat to low. Add a… Read more »

What Is Dry-Aged Beef?

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We’re sure you have heard of dry-aged steak – you might have even seen it on the menu at your favourite steak restaurant. But do you know what it is? Lots of people don’t, so we thought we’d create this post to clear up the mystery! Avid steak lovers, cooks and butchers alike will all… Read more »

Win a Free Cape Grim Smoker (Worth $150)!

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Buy a product from our Cape Grim range and be in the draw to win a Smoker valued at $150!                                                                      … Read more »

Our Lamb Sausages Won First Prize at the QLD Sausage King State Final!

We are absolutely stoked to announce that our Lamb, Honey & Garlic Sausages won first prize at the Queensland Sausage King State Final! This event took place on the 19th of August, at the Ekka in Brisbane. Winning first prize means that we’re off to Perth in February, to compete against other state winners for… Read more »

One-Pot Beef Casserole with Red Onion & Mushrooms

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Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 2 hours 15 minutes | Serves: 4 This one-pot wonder is the perfect winter warmer. All you need to do is brown the meat, add the veggies, add the stock then pop it in the oven and dinner is done! Serve with creamy mashed potatoes or small elbow/shell pasta. This recipe is… Read more »

Win a $50 Voucher with Our Monthly Competition!

Every month, we’re giving our customers the opportunity to win a $50 meat voucher. To put yourself in the running, all you have to do is subscribe to our mailing list. Sign up to Our Mailing List Now The winners will be drawn on the 1st of every month (so the next lucky customer will be… Read more »

Win a Free Ribs Pack with Our State of Origin Comp!

Who’s ready for State of Origin?! We don’t know about you, but we certainly are! To celebrate the occasion, we’ll be giving one lucky winner an Ultimate Rib Pack worth $100! To enter the competition, all you have to do is: Like our Facebook page Comment with your team Tag the mate you plan to… Read more »

Parents, Students, Canteen Workers – Did You Know We Provide Delicious Meat to Brisbane Schools?

Is Your School Hosting a Fete, BBQ, Sports Carnival or Special Event? We’ve Got the Meat You Need! We provide discounted meat to schools throughout Queensland. Our 100% Australian range includes grass-fed beef, beef and lamb as well as free-range pork, chicken and turkey that is perfect for making healthy school meals like sandwiches, wraps, salads,… Read more »

It’s March Madness! Save $$ on Your Favourite Meats!

It’s March Madness at Carina North Quality Meats, and that means 4 weeks of huge savings on all your favourite meats. Our current special (valid until the 16th of March) is 15% off all value packs – simply use the code 15PACKS when you order! SHOP NOW From the 19th of March onwards, we’ll be… Read more »

Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops

Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 4 lamb shoulder chops 1 large onion, cut in half, and each half quartered 3 medium carrots, cut in 1.3 cm circles 3 large celery ribs, with leaves, cut in 1.3 cm lengths 1⁄2 lemon, unpeeled, cut in very thin slices 1⁄2 cup red wine, sherry, port or… Read more »

Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Serves: 2-4 Ingredients 8 boneless & skinless, chicken thighs 1⁄2 tsp salt 1⁄2 tsp pepper 1⁄4 cup flour 1⁄4 cup honey 2 tbsp soy sauce 4 minced garlic cloves Method Preheat oven to 190ºC. Add the flour to a bowl with a tight-fitting lid, then add the chicken in batches and coat well. Shake off… Read more »

Holiday Trading Hours + Online Ordering Closed Until January 3rd!

Our online ordering/delivery is unavailable from today (21st of December) until the 3rd of January. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Our delicious Christmas range is still available in store! Also, please see our Christmas trading hours below:

Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Roast Turkey

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Prep time & cook time: 3 hr 40 min | Serves: 8 This roast turkey recipe tastes amazing all year round, but the festive additions of sage, pancetta, nutmeg and orange make it perfect for Christmas season. Thanks go to Jamie Oliver for another mouth-watering recipe! Ingredients 1 sprig of fresh sage 12 strips of… Read more »

Our Christmas Range Is Out Now!

It’s official, Christmas 2017 is just around the corner – and we have the meats you need to make your Christmas meal unforgettable. Whether you’re craving grass-fed beef, beef, lamb, pork, chicken, duck, turkey or our famous Turducken (that’s fresh turkey, duck and chicken with cranberry & chestnut stuffing!), we specialise in Christmas meats to suit… Read more »

12 Days of Christmas at Carina North Quality Meats

In the lead up to Christmas, we thought we’d spread some cheer with our ‘12 days of Christmas’ specials! These specials include discounts, giveaways, competitions and more. To take advantage of these specials, all you need to do is like our Facebook page, subscribe to our mailing list and stay tuned as the specials roll… Read more »

Our Pork Tuscan Burgers Win First Place!

The team is very proud to announce that our Pork Tuscan Burgers have taken the number 1 spot in the AMIC Qld awards. These awards are the biggest in the meat industry, so we are thrilled to have been recognised. We also received 2nd place for our Lamb Maple and Smokey Bacon. We are delivering a free… Read more »

Sign Up & Be in the Draw to Win a $50 Coupon!

Want to be in the draw to win a $50 coupon for our online store? All you need to do is sign up to our newsletter and you’ll be entered into our monthly competition! The way it works is simple: on the 1st of each month, we’ll select a lucky winner from our email database…. Read more »

Get 10% Off Your First Order – Subscribe to Our Mailing List!

Want 10% Off Your First Order?? All you need to do is sign up to our mailing list and we will send you an email with the promo code you need to get 10% off sitewide! Whether you are craving grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range pork, chicken, turkey or something more exotic, our delicious range… Read more »

Win a Gourmet Pack Worth $100!

Want to be in the draw to win our delicious Gourmet Pack, which is valued at $100?? All you need to do is sign up to our newsletter! Sign Up Now The gourmet pack includes: 1kg Porterhouse Steak 1kg Boneless Chicken Thighs 1kg Lamb Honey Garlic Sausages 1kg Pork Midloin Chops 1 Wagyu Family Pie… Read more »

It’s Official – Our Smoky Maple Bacon Sausages + Tuscan Italian Burgers Are the Best in South Brisbane!

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Our smoky maple bacon sausages and Tuscan Italian burgers took out first place in the Brisbane South division of the 2017 Sausage King / Best Butcher’s Burger awards! Yep, that’s right, they are officially delicious! Our pork, sage and cabbage burgers and our Spanish burgers also took out 3rd place. These Australian Meat Industry Council… Read more »

March Madness – 15% Off Your Favourite Meats!

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Today is the first day of our March Madness sale! Over the next 4 weeks, we’re offering our customers great savings on all of their meaty favourites. We thought we’d kick off the savings with 15% off Australia’s favourite meat… Beef! Grass Fed Beef in particular. So, if you’ve been craving steak, burgers, spaghetti bolognese… Read more »

Tips for Buying, Storing, Purchasing & Cooking Your White Meat Christmas Roast

If you’re planning to serve a delicious white meat roast for Christmas – be it turkey, chicken or pork – these tips will help you to achieve a perfect result. Our delicious range of Christmas options is sure to impress your guests and your taste buds alike – turkey, chicken, pork, ham, beef, game, we’ve… Read more »

Introducing Our 2016 Christmas Range

Christmas orders are now open! Whatever you’re planning to do for Christmas this year, we have your meats sorted. Whether you prefer a traditional family dinner or a relaxed BBQ with friends, our wide range of Christmas meats are guaranteed to suit any occasion. Our 2016 Christmas range is available for a limited time only,… Read more »

10 Natural Beef Tenderisers You Already Have at Home

If you’re guilty of purchasing ‘budget’ cuts of beef from time to time, these natural tenderisers will come in really handy. Simply soak your beef cuts in these natural tenderisers before cooking, and we guarantee the beef will be fall-apart tender! 1) Tea Tea contains tannins, which are a natural tenderiser. Method: Make 1-2 cups… Read more »

Lamb 101 – Your Guide to the Basics of Lamb

Do you know your rib from your loin? Your flank from your breast? Your neck from your shoulder? If not, Lamb 101 is for you. Every cut of lamb has a distinctive flavour and texture. This post will show you the different cuts of lamb and the cooking methods that are best for bringing out… Read more »

Carina Owner Michael James on the TODAY Show

  Michael James recently showed off his snag-twisting skills on the TODAY Show, in preparation for the World Butchers’ Challenge taking place this weekend (check out the impressive video here). Michael also had a chat to Ben Davis on 4BC radio, so if you would like to know more about Michael’s take on the competition… Read more »

Introducing our delicious spit roasts

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We’re happy to announce that our spit roast range is now available from our online butcher. A popular range, our spit roast products are perfect for parties, events, gatherings and food fanatics in Brisbane. A word from Steven Raichlen – the ‘King’ of the barbeque To promote the launch of our spit roast range online,… Read more »

Merry Christmas To All!

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s time to begin planning and preparing your Christmas roasts or barbecues. We hope to help you as much as we can and supply you with the main ingredient for your best Christmas meal to share with your family and friends. Carina North Quality Meats have a large… Read more »

Traditional Beef and Vegetable Stew

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Beef recipes: traditional beef and vegetable stew Ingredients 1 kg Carina North Quality beef chuck steak (trimmed and cubed) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 chopped onion 2 crushed garlic cloves 2 carrots, chopped 1kg peeled potatoes 1 cup peas 3 tablespoons of tomato paste 1 1/2 cup of beef stock Traditional Beef and Vegetable… Read more »

Perfect Crispy Skin Pork Belly

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Pork Recipes: Perfect Crispy Skin Pork Belly Ingredients 2 kg Carina North Quality Pork Belly 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons of sea salt 1 tablespoon of ground pepper 1 tablespoon of rosemary 1 sprig of fresh thyme Perfect Crispy Skin Pork Belly: Method Step 1: Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced) Step 2: Pat… Read more »