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The Best Meats To Eat This Summer

Summer is the season of outdoor gatherings, barbecues, and fresh, vibrant flavours. As the temperatures rise, our food cravings shift towards lighter, more refreshing meals. If you’re a meat lover, summer offers a fantastic array of options that are perfect for grilling, smoking, or simply enjoying in the great outdoors. Here’s a guide to the best meats to eat this summer, along with tips and recipe ideas to make your summer meals unforgettable.


Chicken is a versatile and lean meat that’s perfect for summer. It’s light enough to enjoy even on the hottest days and can be prepared in countless ways. Here are some summer-friendly chicken ideas:


Pork is another excellent choice for summer, especially when it comes to grilling and smoking. Its rich flavour pairs well with a variety of marinades and spices.


Beef’s bold flavour makes it a summer favourite, especially when it comes to grilling steaks and burgers.


Lamb offers a unique and slightly gamey flavour that’s well-suited for summer grilling.

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Tips for Summer Meat Preparation

  1. Marinate Ahead of Time: Marinating your meats not only enhances their flavour but also helps keep them moist during grilling.
  2. Use Fresh Herbs and Citrus: Fresh herbs like rosemary, thyme, and basil, as well as citrus fruits like lemon and lime, add bright, fresh flavours to summer meats.
  3. Don’t Overcook: Keep an eye on your grill to prevent overcooking, which can dry out your meats. Use a meat thermometer to ensure perfect doneness.
  4. Pair with Seasonal Sides: Complement your meats with fresh, seasonal sides like grilled vegetables, salads, and fruit salsas.

Where’s Best To Buy This Meat?

At Burts Catering Butchers, if local to us, we extend our services with a convenient home delivery option. This ensures that cuts of nutritious and delicious meat are delivered straight to your doorstep.

We are a catering butcher who work across the south east of the UK, delivering quality meat to hotels, restaurants, pubs and brasseries as well as schools and event venues. If you are looking for a reliable and quality butcher to deliver your meat then please get in touch at 01424 730417 or by filling out our enquiry form. We’re here to assist you every step of the way.

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