Perfect Pairs: A Guide to Pairing Produce with Meats for Delicious Meals

Jul 28, 2023

Creating a balanced and flavourful meal involves not only selecting high-quality meats, but also choosing the right produce to elevate the dish. Mixing fresh vegetables and fruits with various cuts of meat can create a delicious blend of textures, colours, and flavours. Let's explore perfect pairings with some of our favourite Ribeye items to inspire you in the kitchen!

Grilled Chicken with Zesty Citrus

Pick up our boneless/skinless chicken breasts and pair them with tangy citrus fruits like oranges or lemons. The citrusy notes add brightness to the dish and balance the savoury flavours of the chicken. Serve this combination with a fresh salad of mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, and avocado, dressed with a simple lemon vinaigrette. Pro tip: take the chicken breasts up a notch by seasoning them with our Ribeye Lemon Pepper seasoning

Steak and Mushroom Medley

Rich and juicy cuts of steak, such as our ribeye or striploin, go great with mushrooms. Sautéed mushrooms with garlic and herbs create a hearty and flavourful accompaniment. Consider serving roasted asparagus or a creamy cauliflower mash on the side for a delicious and well-rounded meal.

Salmon with Fresh Dill and Cucumber

Delicate salmon filets, like the ones we sell from Creative Organic Salmon, shine when paired with fresh dill and cucumber. The dill's herbal notes enhance the natural taste of the fish, while the cucumber adds a refreshing crunch. Create a cucumber and tomato salad dressed with a lemon-dill vinaigrette to complete this light meal.

Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Sweet and savoury come together in this pairing. Pick up a pork tenderloin to roast, like this one we sell from Sunterra Farms, the best pork producer in Alberta. Pair it with caramelized apples and roasted sweet potatoes. The combination of flavours creates a comforting and hearty dish, perfect for fall.

Lamb Chops with Rosemary and Ratatouille

Embrace the robust flavours of lamb chops by pairing them with rosemary. Also add in a classic ratatouille made from zucchini, eggplant, bell peppers, and tomatoes. Our Alberta rack of lamb is perfect for this! The combination of the tender lamb and the vibrant vegetables is a winning mix.

BBQ Ribs with Coleslaw

When it comes to ribs, specifically our pork back ribs from Sunterra Farms, coleslaw is a classic pairing. The creamy and tangy coleslaw balances the smoky and savoury notes of the ribs, creating a satisfying contrast in each bite. Serve this duo as a hearty plate with a few other sides of your choosing.

Pairing the right produce with meats is an art that can transform ordinary dishes into extraordinary culinary experiences! The possibilities are endless. Happy cooking!

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