Eating clean and save time!

Time is short! For most of us there isn’t enough time in the day to do what we want!

 If you’re like me, instead of shopping, you want to spend your time being productive.

 In this post I will be listing organic cuts of beef and chicken so you don’t have to take time out of your day to go shopping to eat healthy!

All the cuts below are organic cut of meat.

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Beef 

Ribeye steak (boneless)  

Shell steak ( boneless ) 

 Sirloin,         Filet mignon

Beef stew,    Sirloin for stir fry 

Boneless Chuck roast

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Ground organic beef

 80 % lean  85% lean  93% lean 85% patties

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Hotdogs * ( I highly recommend agf beef hot dogs )

Applegate farms beef hot dogs

Applegate farms turkey hot dogs

Applegate farms chicken hot dogs

Organic prairie beef hot dogs

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Organic chicken

Chicken breast Chicken tenderloin

Boneless thighsThin sliced cutlets 

 Chicken drumsticks,  Groud chicken

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I hope this was helpful. It’s hard to find these items sometimes in your supermarket. 

If you have any questions or comments, please comment below. 

Stay tranquil, The Hamptons butcher

5 cuts of beef that are perfect for a ketogenic diet! 

A Friend of mine recently told me that he had been on the ketogenic diet. He told me how after a month of being on this diet his blood test results came back with his cholesterol , blood pressure, and his body wieght were all lower in just a months time. 
A lot of buzz is being made over this diet. Tim Farris of the ” The 4 hour work week ” has documented his personal research and the effects he had experienced while being on the ketogenic diet. 

Here are 5 steaks that go well with a ketogenic diet! 
Skirt steak 

 Skirt steaks are rich in flavor and fat. They come from the inner rib of a cow and are incased in a membrane that’s surrounded by fat.
Butchers with have to trim off alot of the fat to get to the meat. It’s still a fatty piece of meat, so don’t worry!

The best way to cook a skirt steak is on a grill. You could also broil them also. I like to season mine Montreal seasoning, or let them marinate in steak sause for a few hours.

These steaks are kind of heavy, but very, very good. There’s a chewy texture to a skirt steak. They have a unique taste to them due to a high fat content. This steak has a nice fatty, beefy taste to it. 

Most supermarkets carry skirt steak. If you’re short on time or can’t make it to a supermarket ( click here ) and don’t worry about it, Let The Hamptons butcher help you out!

1st cut chuck filet steak 

 

1st cut chuck filet steak is considered to be a ” poor man’s ” rib steak. This cut of beef comes from where the neck of a cow meets the rib. This steak has a high fat content, which makes them taste great! They can be cooked in a pan, crock-pot, or on the grill. 

I really enjoy these Steaks. Just a little salt, pepper, and if you’re going to grill them, rub a little olive oil on the steak, so they don’t stick to the grill. The only drawback is, is that you have trim off a lot of fat when you are eating  them.

Oxtails

If you’re looking for something to cook in as a soup or in an crock pot, Oxtails are what you’re looking for! They are rich in fat, protein, and vitmins. Oxtails have in them  B12 , calcium, B6 and iron. A oxtail comes from the tail of a cow.

People from all over the world add them to their diet. They are popular in such areas of the world as Asia, Central America, and the West Indies.

Oxtails are also a hearty meal on a cold night. They will warm your stomach and fill you up!

Grind your own beef !

I think this one of the greatest meat hacks! For I higher fat content, high protein meal it’s a cheapest and the easiest way go for ketogenic diet.
You can make meatloaf, meatballs, and hamburgers out of different cuts of beef.

Personal grinders are cheap ( if you need one click here). 

A good personal grinder could be had for around 40$. Grinding your own beef could save you money, it allows you to know what you are grinding, and you’ll be able to control it’s fat content. You can grind cuts like brisket, deckel, and Tri-tip.

For more on grinding your beef and my favorite cuts to grind, ( click here ).
Club steaks




Club steaks are the top shelf ” steak of the bunch. This cut comes from the ” neck end ” of a rib of beef ” . This piece , like the 1st cut filet, this is a cut of beef rich in fat. 

 Most people will often pass on this cut for one from the loin side of the rib. Both are great cuts but, I think this cut has more flavor! 

Club steaks will more often than not will have a great marbling through out the whole steak. These steaks are both good with the bone ( bone-in ) and without the bone ( boneless ). 

If you’re looking for a fat, juicy steak, this is it!

Thank you for reading and and check out my other content!

Stay tranquil, The Hamptons butcher

Three hot dogs that are good for you!


 you’re like me than you enjoy grilling and eating with your family. It’s hard though, because, there isn’t alot of choices if you prefer to eat an ” organic ” or an ” healthier ” hot dog.

    It’s a good thing that companies are responding to the demand for high quality, great tasting organic products. In this article, I will be going over 3 different brands of ” hot dogs that are good for you and for your diet “. 

    Coleman hotdogs

     

    If you like beef hot dogs, Coleman hot dogs are pretty good. They were a little salty, but were delicious. My family and i enjoyed them. Each hot dog has 140 calories, 12 grams of fat, and 260 mg of sodium. They are not organic, but they’re nitrate free and the cows that are used to make the hotdogs are raised using no hormones or given any antibiotics!

    The price for these hotdogs are fair and cost under 5$ a package on Amazon.

    Applegate farms hotdogs

    Applegate farms products are great company that focuses on ” organic ” and ” all natural ” products. They have been in business for since 1987 and have focused on creating heathly , higher quality products for over 30 years.

    Each beef all natural bun length hot dog ( All flavors of hot dogs vary) has 130 calories, 11 grams of fat and 600mg of sodium.

    We had their beef hot dogs ( in the photo above ) and found them to be great. They had a more of a smokey flavor than the Coleman hot dogs. Aside from organic beef  hot dogs, Applegate carries turkeychicken and organic grassfed beef hot dogs.

    These hot dogs also won’t break the bank or your heath. The cost per package on this brand will range from 5-8$ on Amazon. It’s not much higher than the  ” brand name hot dogs ” at your local supermarket. 

    Organic prairie

    Organic prairie hot dogs are an up and coming brand. A very enjoyable hot dog that cooks well and taste great. Organic prairie ‘s beef hot dogs are made out of grass fed beef. 

    They have a smokey flavor that delivers a little sweetness in every bite. The flavor was different from the others, but I enjoyed them just the same. 

    Each hot dog has 160 calories, 13 grams of fat and 450mg of sodium.

    On Amazon they cost around 7$ for a package of 6. A little more expensive than the others, but not over the top.

    I hope this was helpful.

    P.s… don’t forget the buns! Click here

    It’s hard to find good quality hot dogs that taste great and are good for you! 

    Stay tranquil,

    The hamptons butcher!

    TheThe Hamptons butcher goes to Brazil, Part: 1

     

    There’s nothing  like getting off a plane, being able to breeze through customs and breathing in the warm air of your destination.

    My flight from JFK took about 12 hour including flight and check in. This wasn’t my first time to Brazil and it won’t be the last.

    Brazil is a magical place filled with warm people, a beautiful culture, and amazing food!

    In my next two articles I will be going over a popular style of restaurant that’s​ filled with different cuts meat, and the other I will be writing about is a popular dish that’s the ” soul food ” of Brazil

    Rodizio ( Churrascaria ) 

    Is a restaurant that’s based around meat! You may have seen or heard of one before! If you love meat, than this is the place for you! Meats of all kinds is cooked on a giant skewers, while a waiter serves it to you. 

    The meat is cooked over a fire pit and re-inserted to give the meat a nice char for each serving. 

    Usually there is a buffet that serves other items such as salads, beans, fried bananas, and fried polenta.

    Rodizio edikit,

    In front of you there will be your typical utensils and a plate. After a few minutes you’re greeted by a server with a large spit of meat. You will notice either a ” block or sign ” that will have green on one side and red on the other.

    If the block or sign has the red side up, the means the servers will stop coming over to you, but if the ” block or sign ” is green, then they’ll keep serving you meat. 

    It’s the same principle as a ” traffic light ” green means ” go ” and red means ” stop!”

    When you’re ready to try a piece of meat the server will come over to you and with a pair of tongs. Grab the meat with the tongs as the server cuts the meat off the spit.

    It’s like a buffet of rotating meat with different for you to try.


    There’s​ a bunch of different kinds of meat that will be served. Beef, pork, chicken and sometimes​ lamb. Each restaurant has thier own cuts that they serve. It’s usually adds up to 8 different cuts of meat to try. Portuguese sausage ( linguiça ) is also cooked over a fire pit and served. The sausage tastes​ great! 

    Cuts of meat that you will be served are as followed.

    Top round ( Beef )

    Picanha – Sirloin tip  ( Beef )

    Short ribs ( Beef )

    Contra filet – strip steak ( beef )

    Filet mignon (beef)

     Chicken breast ( chicken )

    Chicken hearts ( chicken )

    Whole chicken ( chicken ) 

    What should you order ?
    That’s entirely up to you! They’re alot of great cuts that are served! It’s up to you to pick them out! 
    I prefer the linquiça , pork belly and the Picanha. I never pass up chicken hearts either. They’re a little chewy , but taste great. The linguiça, I like both plain and hot. The Picanha is the best cut of beef on the menu.

    As far as drinks are concerned………. I recommend  …

    For a non-acholic drink I would recommend guarana

    As for acholic drinks skol and Bohemia are great beers for you to try. If you’re in mood for a cocktail, order a Caipirinha. I always will order one when im at a rodizio.

    If you’re unable to go to Brazil, but would like to eat at a rodizio, don’t fret. They’re rodizio restaurants in most major cities.

    Fogo de chào is popular Brazilian radizio restaurant chain in the united states.

    If you want to try to bbq Brazilian style at home check out this kit click here. It’s​ a great kit and will impress your friends and will leave everyone with a happy stomach.

    Thank you for reading this article! I hope you enjoyed it. Watch for ” The soul food of Brazil ” coming out soon! 

    Stay tranquil,

    The Hamptons butcher

    Learn how to pick out all the TOP CUTS of beef like the HAMPTONS BUTCHER!

    Have you ever been to a steak house and didn’t know what to get?

    While shopping for meat in your local supermarket, have you ever had to ask an employee ” Is this a good steak “? 

    In this article I will go over all the top cuts of beef and what they are.

    Rib steak

    My favorite cut of beef is ” The first cut rib steak ” from the loin side of the rib !

    This is probably my favorite cut of beef out of the bunch! When they’re on sale, I will load up my freezer or buy a whole rib to dry age it.

     The rib comes from the part of the cow that connects to the shoulder on one side, and on the other, connects to the loin. My favorite cut of beef is ” the first cut rib steak” that is from the loin side ” ! 

     This piece has a lot of flavor and it’s very tender. A first cut of rib can be split into halfs, so you can get two steaks out of one rib. When rib steaks aren’t on sale they cost about 15$ lb, So try to load up on them when they’re on sale.

    Boneless rib steaks 

      Boneless rib steaks can either come from the loin end, or from the chuck side of the rib ( As in the photo above ). The boneless rib steaks from the chuck side are called (club steaks) and the ones from the loin side are called ( rib eye steaks ). They’re both delicious and I couldn’t suggest you one from the other.

     If you don’t mind a little fat, than a club steak is for you. A rib eye steak has less fat, but it’s also rich in flavor!

    Shell steak/Strip steaks

      Shell steak/strip steaks (ss/ss) comes from the short loin of a cow. The filet ( filet mignon ) is scooped off from the bottom of the bone of a shortloin and turns a Porterhouse into a ss/ss. The best cut of SS/SS is the cut that adjoins the loin to the rib ” The Delmonico cut”. If you want to show off ” The Hamptons butcher way “, ask for a Delmonico cut. This is the cut in the photo above. It’s a tender pieces of meat and little effort is needed to cut into it!

    For more on SS/SS click here.

    Boneless shell steak/strip steak

     Now you’re wondering why do I write both shell steak and strip steak? It’s because strip steak is a more common term used to discribe this cut. The term ” Shell steak ” is old school and it isn’t used as often to describe this cut of beef. Boneless SS/SS are easier to cut, due to the bone has been removed. This is a great cut of beef for people who have problems chewing.

      All the same rules apply when picking out a boneless SS/SS, as they do with a bone in SS/SS. Butchers will often cut them thinner, so be aware when cooking them. An average thickness is 1/2-1 inches thick.

     Filet Mignon

      Everyone knows filet Mignon is the cut most will eat at a fancy restaurant, wedding, or as some do in the Hamptons, ” feed it to thier dogs “. This cut is never recommend for a pet, but some of us demand the best for our animals.

     This cut is extremely tender. It’s best served medium-rare due to its tenderness. A Filet mignon comes from the inner cavity of the loin. A whole piece will wiegh about 5-6 lbs trimmed. If this cut intrests you, than when ordering one, ask for a Pismo cut. This is the piece that is closest to the hind quarter of a cow. A cut from the pismo part of the filet is a bigger piece than, from one in the middle of the loin.

     The cut from the middle of the loin is called a ” medallion “. There is no difference in taste, but just the size.

     Porterhouse

      The Porterhouse cut is a cut from the shortloin that is from the 1st four cut out of the loin and doesn’t have the bone showing. In-between each shortloin thier is spot where, when you cut through it, the bone won’t be visible. The shortloin is located between the rib and the hip of a cow.

    A Porterhouse will be thicker in size than a T-bone. Porterhouse cuts can range from a 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 inches. A nice sized Porterhouse will wiegh about a 24 oz.

    T-bone

    The T-bone is cut where the bone is exposed and it forms a ” T ” shape ( hence the name ). It’s the opposite side of the Porterhouse. A T-bone is a little smaller than the Porterhouse is. The T-bone starts after the first four cuts on the shortloin and will form a ” T ” after it’s cut.

    A T-bone is a inch in width. This is due to how a short loin tapers towards the rib.

    The photo above is a good example of what a good T-bone should look like!

     Sirloin steak

      The Sirloin steak is a cut that has a lot of flavor and is great cut of beef to serve your family. This cut comes from the hind quarter of a cow ( from the hip ) . It’s the most inexpensive cut of beef out the ones I have mentioned. The sirion also has the least amount of fat ( All the steaks I have mentioned have a higher fat content ). Sorry, but it’s the way it goes with the most disired cuts. 

      A single cut of sirion steak will weigh about 1 1/4-1 1/2 lbs. They often go on sale and when buying one, go with one that is cut from the center. There’s less grizel in the center of a Sirloin. Use the photo above as a reference.

    If you enjoy eating steak and want try something different, click here. Farofa is a cassava mixture of toasted flour that’s served in Brazilian steakhouses and dinner tables that have steaks on them in South America. 

    You simply dip a piece of your meat into it! After trying it, you never eat steak the same way again!

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    Stay tranquil, The Hamptons butcher