Monday, 14 August 2017

truLocal Wild Caught Icelandic Cod & Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon 

I come from an Argentine family and we take barbecues very seriously back home; we call them 'asados'. It's not just about a meal, it's about quality time spent together, away from phones, work, activities and social media. It's a time when you get to be present and just enjoy each other's company, as well as the food. Growing up in our family, my dad was the barbecue chef - or as my little brother nicknamed him - 'BBQ dad'. For these special barbecues, we used to drive into the city and go to one particular butcher shop where we could get the specific cuts of meats that we needed for our 'asados' -  (btw, these cuts aren't sold at your local grocery store, you needed to make the drive downtown, stand in line, take a number and watch your whole Saturday morning dwindle away on this one task!). This goes to show you how important asados are to an Argentine family!

   truLocal Hot Italian Sausages 

When I came across TruLocal, I was so excited to try their meat products because they are a company that delivers local, antibiotic-free, free run, no hormones-added meat to your front door. We all know that subscription boxes are all the rage right now and I was excited to hear that the Milton-based company offers products that are not only delicious but that you can feel good about consuming.

Unlike many other subscription boxes, truLocal allows you to customize and decide what meat products will be delivered to you. This means you know exactly what you are getting when that delivery arrives, making meal planning that much easier. They have a large selection including the ever so popular Striploin Steak, Filet Mignon and Wild Caught Alaskan Salmon to Lamb Loin Chops and Elk T-bone.

You can modify your box to what you love and have it shipped to your front door! (Do you know how amazing it is to have your groceries delivered to your door?) Even if you are not home, because of the packaging and dry ice, your products will still be frozen when you get home that evening! The subscriptions are flexible, allowing you to set up a plan that best suits you and your needs. You can even decide to try different meat products, changing your monthly box picks!

truLocal Lean Ground Beef Tacos 

As you guys already know me, you know that I only endorse brands and products that I believe in and use myself. truLocal's meat products were so delicious but my favourite aspect of this is that truLocal's products are locally sourced with Ontario's best suppliers; its so important for us to begin looking at where our food comes from, making sure that it is sustainable.

The box was beautifully packaged and even included a recipe card inside. Each product was individually vacuum sealed, making it much easier to defrost only what I needed for that particular meal.

We had a huge barbecue and had our family over - everyone loved the meat but more than anything, I loved the service and experience truLocal provided.

Thank you truLocal for this delicious experience!

 
truLocal Striploin Steak 



Chimichurri Sauce: Original Argentine Recipe

This sauce is used on grilled meats in Argentina. It's an intense and flavourful sauce that is best served fresh but can be prepared and refrigerated for 24 hours.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
3-4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 red chili, finely chopped (approx one tablespoon)
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Allow to sit for ten minutes to release all of the flavours into the oil before using.
  2. Use sauce to baste meats (chicken or steaks) while grilling or add a tablespoon over your steak and serve (my favourite). Enjoy! 


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