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What do the Various Grades of Meat Actually Mean?

    When you go to the grocery store or a restaurant, you'll often see various grades of meat labeled on the packaging or menu. But what do these grades actually mean? Do they make a difference in taste or quality? In this article, we'll dive into the world of meat grading and explain what each grade really means. Before we start, it's important to note that meat grading is a voluntary process conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). It is not a mandatory requirement for all meats to be graded, but producers and retailers can choose to have their products graded for marketability and labeling purposes. Now, on to the grades. Prime The highest grade of...

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The Ultimate Guide to Grilling: Tips and Tricks for Cooking Our Meat to Perfection

    Summer is upon us and that means one thing – grilling season! It's time to dust off the grill and fire it up for some delicious and succulent meals. But before you start throwing your meat on the grill, check out our ultimate guide to grilling for tips and tricks on how to cook your meat to perfection.  1. Choosing the right meat. The first step to a perfect grilled meal is choosing the right type of meat. High quality and premium cuts of meat are essential for a flavorful and tender dish. Look for fresh, high-end cuts like prime ribeye, filet mignon, or lamb chops from a reputable meat company. These cuts have the right amount of...

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How to Prepare The PERFECT Porchetta

Our famous Nicolosi stuffed porchetta can be found at Yankee Stadium and other fine restaurants in the tri-state area and will be the talk of your next gathering. Stuffed with Broccoli Rabe and Pecorino Romano Cheese and flavored with our spices.  The right preparation is key! Here we outline the best way to prepare our porchetta for mouth watering results. Ingredients: 5-6 LBs Porchetta, Olive Oil, Red Wine (Cabernet), Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Butter and Worcestershire Sauce, 1.5 LB of Sliced Provolone and Baguettes (2-3). 1. Remove porchetta from packaging and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes prior to cooking. If frozen, please let it stand in refrigerator for 2-3 days until thawed and...

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Southern Berkshire Bacon-fried Cabbage

  Looking for the perfect complementary side for your summer BBQ? Or, perhaps a comforting main dish when it's a bit cooler out? Our Southern Berkshire Bacon-fried Cabbage is here to help. Keto-friendly, easy to make with a few ingredients. Enjoy! Time | 30 minutes    Serves | 6 Ingredients 1 large head Cabbage, cored and chopped 1 large Yellow Onion, chopped 8-12 strips Nicolosi Hickory-smoked Berkshire Bacon 3 cloves Garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder 3/4 cup chopped Chives, reserve some for garnish 1 tablespoon Salt 1 tablespoon Pepper Olive oil   Instructions Add olive oil to large pan, cook bacon over medium-high heat until crispy, remove from pan, rough chop, keep bacon fat in pan. Add onion to pan, continue to cook over...

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Summer Kale Salad With Berkshire Pork Sausage

  Looking for a protein-packed salad that's loaded with flavor? Here's a Summer Kale Salad with Berkshire Sausage that'll hit the spot. Our pork is all-natural and antibiotic-free, making it a nutritional and flavor-packed addition to this dish. Look for the balsamic vinaigrette to add the perfect complement to the kale and tomatoes. Enjoy!   Time | 15 minutes    Serves | 6 Ingredients 2 large bunches of Curly Kale, about 8-12 leaves, stems removed, roughly-chopped 4 links Nicolosi’s Berkshire Black Sweet Italian Sausage 3 Plum Tomatoes, diced 4 slices of Nicolosi's Berkshire Black Bacon 4 Large Eggs, hard-boiled, diced Extra Virgin Olive Oil to cook sausage For Vinaigrette: 1 cup of Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano Salt and Pepper   Instructions: Heat olive...

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