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Butcher’s Guide: The 7 Best Gourmet Meats for a BBQ

Tomahawk steaks sizzling over a charcoal BBQ

Note: Be sure to season all meats with high-quality FalkSalt for the best-possible results

1. Tomahawk

Tomahawk steaks sizzling over a charcoal grill

Getting its name from the native American “Tomahawk Axe”, Tomahawk steaks are cut from the cow’s fore-rib. Served together with the whole rib, Tomahawks have quickly become one of Malta’s favourite cuts of meat – mainly due to their rich flavour and lovely presentation alongside the large rib-bone.

Once you’ve finished cooking up a delicious Tomahawk, we recommend letting it rest for around 10 minutes, to ensure an equal temperature throughout the meat when serving it.

Who is this for? Those of you looking to impress guests at your next BBQ.

Top Pick: Irish Angus Tomahawk.

2. Rib-Eye

Sashi Ribeye - Winner of World Steak Challenge 2018
Sashi Ribeye – Winner of World Steak Challenge 2018

Probably the most popular steak, rib-eye is a cut of meat that is prized for its rich marbling.

Marbling refers to the veins of fat running through the steak. When cooked, this fat releases succulent flavours throughout the steak, resulting in a rich taste. When looking for well-marbled meats, it is important to consider the quality of the livestock’s upbringing. The best options are typically grass-fed or grain-fed cattle, particularly those which are certified as Angus, USDA, or Sashi (which won the world’s best steak in both 2018 and 2019).

Who is this for? The hardcore meat lovers who just die for a good steak.

Top Picks: Sashi Ribeye, USDA Ribeye, Uruguayan Angus Ribeye

3. Beef Fillet

Angus fillet is prized for its succulent flavour and tenderness

Beef fillet, also referred to as tenderloin, is a lean, yet very tender cut of meat. It is often considered to be the most ‘high-class’ cut of beef to its frequent use in French cuisine (Filet Mignon).

Beef fillet comes in a long tail-shape, which is tapers toward the edges. It is typically used as a whole piece for oven-based fillet recipes, such as a beef roast.

However, when cooked over BBQ or grill, fillet is ideally cut into steaks. It is extremely important for the fillet to be correctly portioned by your butcher, in order to ensure that it remains rare on the inner part whilst being cooked. We therefore recommend that you select to have it cut into portions whilst buying from our online shop. To do this, simply click ‘Yes’ on the tab that asks whether you would like us to portion it for you

Who is this for? Those of you who prefer a leaner cut of meat that doesn’t compromise on tenderness.

Top Picks: Uruguay Angus Fillet, Irish Angus Fillet, Argentinian Grass-Fed Fillet

4. T-Bone

T-Bone combines both the tenderloin and the top loin

Nicknamed ‘Fiorentina’ by the Italians and ‘Porterhouse’ by the Americans, T-Bone gets its name due to the distinct t-shaped bone that accompanies this cut of beef.

Cut from the front section of the cow’s short loin, this t-shaped bone essentially separates two of the most popular steaks:

  1. Tenderloin (fillet)
  2. Top loin (very similar to ribeye)

The generous bits of fat attached to the bone help keep T-Bones extremely most, making it a super delicious cut to cook over a BBQ.

Who is this for? For the indecisive ones that want the best of both worlds – fillet and ribeye, both in one.

Top Picks: Sashi Loin, USDA T-Bone, Irish Angus T-Bone

5. Prime Rib (Cote de Boeuf)

Our Irish Angus Cote de Boeuf makes for a rich, flavourful grilling experience
Our Irish Angus Cote de Boeuf makes for a rich, flavourful grilling experience

Also known as cote de boeuf or bone-in ribeye, the prime rib consists of a ribeye steak that is still attached to the primal rib. This results in an excellent barbecuing experience, as the bone’s extra strip of fat releases its succulent flavours into the already-juicy ribeye.

Who is this for? Those of you looking to take the classic ribeye a step further.

Top Picks: Irish Angus Cote De Boeuf

6. Pork Ribs

Our sous-vide pork ribs are prepared over a 12-hour period, in-house by our skilled butchers
Our sous-vide pork ribs are prepared over a 12-hour period, in-house by our skilled butchers

A classic delicacy, pork ribs are one of the most sought-after BBQ meals due to their incredible taste, especially when marinated in the right mix of sauces.

We’ve taken things up a notch on the classic pork ribs, creating our house-made 12-hour sous vide ribs. These pork ribs are marinated in a gourmet BBQ sauce and slow cooked over a 12-hour period. Simply finish cooking them off on your BBQ and enjoy.

Who is this for? Those of you looking to indulge in something really flavourful.

Top Picks: 12-Hour Sous Vide Ribs, Jasca Pork Loin Meaty Ribs

7. Beef Short Rib

The beef short rib is a very rich cut of meat; perfect for those looking for a real treat
The beef short rib is a very rich cut of meat; perfect for those looking for a real treat

The beef short rib is an impeccable treat for those of you who like to indulge. Possessing a very high fat content, the short rib is packed with flavours. When cooked properly, the short rib’s meat just falls off the bone – literally.

Who is this for? Those of you looking to indulge.

Top Picks: Irish Angus Short Ribs

BONUS: Brisket

'Texas Style' smoked brisket is the real prize for smoking enthusiasts
‘Texas Style’ smoked brisket is the real prize for smoking enthusiasts

For those of you that are hardcore BBQ-lovers and are into smoking meat; we recommend trying out one of our delicious cuts of brisket. Check out Aaron Franklin’s instructions to properly smoke brisket – Texas style.

The BBQ Specials Menu

To accompany the above gourmet meats, see what delicious preparations our butchers have been up to … we’ve launched a delicious, house-made menu of BBQ specials such as gourmet sausages, pure Angus patties, marinated wings and more.

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