Ultimate meat recipes for your bucket list

Ultimate meat recipes for your bucket list

Do you have a bucket list? Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about my ultimate must-try dishes. There are some classics which everyone should try at least once. There are other dishes that feel like a culinary revelation. Then there are some that you just couldn’t live without (for me that’s steak – I’m not a cheap date, apologies to my other half!). And then there are dishes that are so simple and delicious, but for whatever reason you’ve never made at home.

With that in mind, I’ve put together my top 10 meat recipes. You won’t find many fancy exotic-sounding dishes on the list – they are mainly simple, delicious must-try recipes. So here are my ultimate meat recipes for your bucket list.

SteakRibeyeWell, of course steak is going on my list – to be fair, steak features heavily on most of my lists (whatever the question, steak is always a good answer). If you’ve shied away from cooking steak at home, or are worried about how to cook it right, here’s everything you need to reach steak perfection (or close enough).

The steak app
From choosing your perfect cut to great recipes and top tips, our app brings you everything you need at your fingertips. You can get it from the App Store or Google Play.

The touch test
The easiest way to tell how done your steak is – yes, you guessed it – is to press on the meat with your fingertips. It seems odd at first, but it really works. Watch this video to see what I mean.

Simply Steaks guide
We’ve put together this guide to all things steak – it’s full of recipes, ideas and it even has a handy infographic guide to all the different cuts.

Beef tenderloin with port reduction and blue cheese
Beef Tenderloin Steaks with Port Reduction and Blue Cheese
The port sauce has this fabulous deep flavour that will make you go weak in the knees, and the blue cheese crumbled over the steak is simply mouth-watering. It’s all these layers of texture and rich flavours, experienced all at once, that make this dish a must-try.

Venison Osso Bucco

Osso Buco is a show-stopping Milanese dish, usually made with braised veal, veggies, white wine and broth, and served with saffron risotto (yes, please!). Venison is my favourite meaty treat (second only to Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb of course). Put the two together and it’s a mystery that I haven’t tried this recipe yet. It sounds absolutely gorgeous, so it’s going top of my list.

Lamb RagùLamb-Ragu-Header-Image-600x250Tried, tested, and special-requested again and again by regulars at dinner parties chez Suzie’s. For me it’s traditional Italian cooking at its purest and best – and that’s what makes it bucket list-worthy.

Classic Steak pieIMG_1203-600x300Of course this is a New Year’s Day tradition, but this recipe is so delicious and simple, we should be having it all year round. So don’t wait until January to give this a go.

Lamb Moussaka605x250_lamb_moussaka-600x250Basically the Greek version of lasagne, but with added wow-factor. Yes, it requires a little extra effort, but all the best things do – and this is definitely worth it.

Philly cheese steakphilly-cheesesteak-sandwichesSautéed ribeye beef and melted cheese (peppers and onions optional). Philly cheese steak is that simple – and yet so gloriously gooey and delicious, you’ll be craving it again and again once you’ve tried it – I guarantee it.

Rack of lamb with rosemary605x250_rack_lamb_rosemary-600x250That crispy herby crust though… *sigh*. This is my favourite Sunday roast recipe, and if for some reason you’ve never tried it, ask your mum or a loved one to cook this for you (they’ll understand). Or you can cook it for someone you love. Because what makes this Sunday roast extra delicious is the home-made goodness and love that goes into it.

Mince and tattiesMince_Tatties_header-image-600x250You haven’t had comfort food until you’ve tried traditional Scottish mince ‘n’ tatties. This is probably the first recipe I ever tried to cook (it’s impossible to ever get wrong, even for 13 year old Suzie), and a childhood favourite, so it’s extra meaningful to me.

Tandoori leg of lambtandoori leg of lambTender, melt-in-the-mouth lamb, yoghurt and spice and all things nice make this a must-try classic Indian recipe. Preferably sampled at source. From a colourful food stall. On the buzzing streets of Delhi. But that’s one for my other bucket list. One day…

So these are my ultimate meat recipes for your bucket list. Let me know how many you’ve ticked off, how many you’ve still to try, and which dishes you couldn’t live without. All this talk about bucket lists is giving me the urge to get out there and try new things – so I’m off to update my travel list with some must-see foodie destinations.

Have fun ticking things off that list!

Suzie x

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