Our Pork Tuscan Burgers Win First Place!

The team is very proud to announce that our Pork Tuscan Burgers have taken the number 1 spot in the AMIC Qld awards. These awards are the biggest in the meat industry, so we are thrilled to have been recognised. We also received 2nd place for our Lamb Maple and Smokey Bacon. We are delivering a free… Read more »

Sign Up & Be in the Draw to Win a $50 Coupon!

Want to be in the draw to win a $50 coupon for our online store? All you need to do is sign up to our newsletter and you’ll be entered into our monthly competition! The way it works is simple: on the 1st of each month, we’ll select a lucky winner from our email database…. Read more »

Get 10% Off Your First Order – Subscribe to Our Mailing List!

Want 10% Off Your First Order?? All you need to do is sign up to our mailing list and we will send you an email with the promo code you need to get 10% off sitewide! Whether you are craving grass-fed beef and lamb, free-range pork, chicken, turkey or something more exotic, our delicious range… Read more »

Win a Gourmet Pack Worth $100!

Want to be in the draw to win our delicious Gourmet Pack, which is valued at $100?? All you need to do is sign up to our newsletter! Sign Up Now The gourmet pack includes: 1kg Porterhouse Steak 1kg Boneless Chicken Thighs 1kg Lamb Honey Garlic Sausages 1kg Pork Midloin Chops 1 Wagyu Family Pie… Read more »

March Madness – 15% Off Your Favourite Meats!

Today is the first day of our March Madness sale! Over the next 4 weeks, we’re offering our customers great savings on all of their meaty favourites. We thought we’d kick off the savings with 15% off Australia’s favourite meat… Beef! Grass Fed Beef in particular. So, if you’ve been craving steak, burgers, spaghetti bolognese… Read more »

Carina North Quality Meats now stocking Cape Grim beef!

We’re happy to announce that Carina North Quality Meats now stocks yet another of Australia’s finest beef brands in Cape Grim beef. Cape Grim’s brand of Free Range, 100% grass fed beef has long been known and awarded for its superior quality, taste and texture. Raised in the pristine hinterland of North West Tasmania, surrounded… Read more »

Our Exclusive Australia Day Lamb Packs!

Our favourite national holiday is coming up on the 26th of January… and we’ve prepared some delicious Australia Day lamb packs to celebrate the occasion. Our Aussie Day lamb packs make the perfect accompaniment to a relaxed, sunny BBQ with family and friends. These packs are exclusive to our online store – all you need… Read more »

Lechon Brisbane

Have You Been Wondering Where to Buy Lechon in Brisbane? Have you been searching for Filipino lechon in Brisbane? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Lechon, AKA spit roasted whole pig, is a popular dish in numerous regions throughout the world, namely Spain and the Philippines. Lechon is prepared by slowly spit roasting… Read more »

Introducing Our 2016 Christmas Range

Christmas orders are now open! Whatever you’re planning to do for Christmas this year, we have your meats sorted. Whether you prefer a traditional family dinner or a relaxed BBQ with friends, our wide range of Christmas meats are guaranteed to suit any occasion. Our 2016 Christmas range is available for a limited time only,… Read more »

10 Natural Beef Tenderisers You Already Have at Home

If you’re guilty of purchasing ‘budget’ cuts of beef from time to time, these natural tenderisers will come in really handy. Simply soak your beef cuts in these natural tenderisers before cooking, and we guarantee the beef will be fall-apart tender! 1) Tea Tea contains tannins, which are a natural tenderiser. Method: Make 1-2 cups… Read more »

Beef Cuts 101 – Your Guide to the Basics of Beef

  Do you know your shank from your flank? Your rump from your round? Your sirloin from you tenderloin? If not, Beef 101 is for you. Every cut of grass fed beef has a distinctive flavour and texture. This post will help you to recognise the different cuts and give you some ideas about how… Read more »

Lamb 101 – Your Guide to the Basics of Lamb

Do you know your rib from your loin? Your flank from your breast? Your neck from your shoulder? If not, Lamb 101 is for you. Every cut of lamb has a distinctive flavour and texture. This post will show you the different cuts of lamb and the cooking methods that are best for bringing out… Read more »

Carina Owner Michael James on the TODAY Show

  Michael James recently showed off his snag-twisting skills on the TODAY Show, in preparation for the World Butchers’ Challenge taking place this weekend (check out the impressive video here). Michael also had a chat to Ben Davis on 4BC radio, so if you would like to know more about Michael’s take on the competition… Read more »

Crumbed Chicken With Baby Spinach and Mozzarella

Crumbed Chicken With Baby Spinach and Mozzarella Ingredients: 2 x 275g pkts of fresh chicken breast 40g of baby spinach 6 thin slices of halved pancetta 120g of thinly sliced mozzarella ⅔ cup of plain flour 4 eggs, lightly whisked 2 tablespoon of milk 2 cups of dried breadcrumbs 4 tablespoons of olive oil Mixed… Read more »

Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetables With Rice

Honey Mustard Chicken and Vegetables With Rice Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of olive oil 500g Chicken Breast Fillets, cut into 2-3 cm pieces 175g pkt of Masterfoods Honey mustard chicken recipe base 125ml light thickened cream 100g of green beans, halved 200g of medium grain white rice 90g of thinly cut carrots Method: Step One: Heat… Read more »

Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Roast

Rosemary and Garlic Lamb Roast Ingredients: 2kg leg of lamb 2 tablespoons of fresh rosemary leaves 2 ½ cups of frozen baby peas 1kg small coliban potatoes 25g of butter Pinch of Salt Flakes to season 2 tablespoons of fresh shredded mint 3 halved, garlic cloves ¼ of a cup of olive oil Wine Gravy:… Read more »

Beef Lasagne

Lasagne – Carina North Quality Meats Lasagne Ingredients: 500g of Carina North Quality Lean Grass-Fed Beef Mince 1 large brown onion 1 Jar of tomato pasta sauce Lasagne Sheets Cheese Sauce Ingredients: 50g of Butter ¼ flour 1 cup of Cheese Method: Step One: Cook (your desired choice) lasagne sheets by following the instructions as directed on the… Read more »

Bacon and Egg Pie

Bacon and Egg Pie Ingredients: 2 sheets of puff pastry 500g of diced Carina North Quality Gluten Free Short Cut Bacon 2 cups of grated tasty cheese ¾ cup of sauce 12 eggs ½ cup of milk Salt and pepper 1 large red onion Method: Step One: Cut the rinds of the bacon and finely dice… Read more »

Thai Beef Salad

Beef Recipes: Thai Beef Salad Ingredients: 450g/1lb. Carina North Quality Grass Fed Beef Rump Steak 1 ½ cups beansprouts 1 red capsicum, seeded and finely sliced 2 small red onions peeled and cut into quarters 100g fresh baby spinach leaves 45ml sunflower oil 100g lettuce Method: Step 1: Heat the oil in a non-stick griddle or frying pan…. Read more »

Beef and Potato Stew

Beef Recipes: Beef and Potato Stew Ingredients: 1/2 c. oil 1 to 1 1/2 lb. Carina North Quality grass fed beef round diced 1 lg. Onion, sliced  4 cut potatoes Salt & pepper Garlic powder 1 beef bullion cube 2 cut carrots   Method: Step 1: Sauté onions with the oil in the stew. Step 2:… Read more »

Chicken and Mushroom Soup

Chicken Recipes: Chicken and Mushroom Soup Ingredients: 2 boneless, Carina North Quality fresh chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 lb mixed mushrooms, coarsely chopped Chopped Parsley 1 teaspoon of thyme leaves 2 large shallots (chopped) 1 litre chicken stock Salt and Pepper 3 tablespoon olive oil Method: Step 1: In a large soup… Read more »

Honey Soy Chicken with Lime and Chilli Salad

Chicken Recipes: Honey Soy Chicken with Lime and Chilli Salad Ingredients: 500g Carina North Quality Gluten Free Honey Soy Chicken Breast Kebabs 1 long green chilli, finely chopped ¼ cup lime juice 2 tablespoon olive oil 2 corn cobs 1 avocado, sliced ½ sweet crunch lettuce, chopped fresh coriander leaves 1 red onion, thinly sliced… Read more »

Curry Beef Pie

Beef Recipes: Curry Beef Pie Ingredients 750 g Carina North Quality grass fed beef rump steak 1 ½ tablespoon plain flour 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 brown onion, chopped 1 ½ tablespoon curry powder 1 ½ cup beef stock 2 sheets puff pastry 3 sheets shortcrust pastry 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 teaspoon brown… Read more »

Easy Baked Buffalo Wings

Chicken Recipes: Easy Baked Buffalo Wings Ingredients: – 12 Carina North Quality Chicken Wings –  ¾ cup all purpose flour – ½ teaspoon of garlic powder – ½ teaspoon of cayenne powder – ½ cup of melted butter – ½ teaspoon of salt – ½ cup of hot sauce Easy Baked Buffalo Wings – Method: Step… Read more »

Lamb Shanks in Red Wine Sauce

Lamb Recipes: Lamb Shanks in Red Wine Sauce Ingredients: 4 Carina North Quality Trim Lamb Shanks 2 celery sticks, chopped 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 onion, diced 2 swiss brown mushrooms, sliced 100 mL dry red wine 150 mL beef stock Salt Pepper 1 tablespoon cornflour 2 tablespoon olive oil 1 sprig of rosemary Method:… Read more »

Grilled Pork Cutlets with Roasted Tomatoes and Sweet Orange Vinegar

Pork Recipes: Grilled Pork Cutlets with Roasted Tomatoes and Sweet Orange Vinegar Ingredients: 4 Pork Cutlets, no rind Olive Oil Salt Pepper Salad: 500g cherry truss tomatoes 100g wild rocket 100g danish fetta, diced Orange vinegar ½ brown sugar ¼ balsamic vinegar 2 orange, zested Grilled Pork Cutlets with Roasted Tomatoes and Sweet Orange Vinegar… Read more »

Lamb spice rub recipe

This is a quick and easy recipe to add incredible flavour and a little bit of spice to any meat you throw on the BBQ. We personally love it rubbed over our delicious lamb chops! Ingredients: 1 cinnamon quill 2 star anise 1 tablespoon coriander seeds 1 tablespoon cumin 2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon salt… Read more »

Introducing our delicious spit roasts

We’re happy to announce that our spit roast range is now available from our online butcher. A popular range, our spit roast products are perfect for parties, events, gatherings and food fanatics in Brisbane. A word from Steven Raichlen – the ‘King’ of the barbeque To promote the launch of our spit roast range online,… Read more »

Holiday Crispy Roasted Pork Loin with Honey-Raspberry Glaze

Roast Pork Recipes: Holiday Crispy Roasted Pork Loin with Honey-Raspberry Glaze Ingredients 2.5 kg Carina North Quality Meats pork loin 2 Tablespoon Oil (olive) 1 teaspoon sea salt Honey-Raspberry Glaze 250g fresh raspberries ½ cup caster sugar ⅓ cup balsamic glaze 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ cup of natural honey Holiday Crispy Roasted Pork Loin… Read more »

Merry Christmas To All!

Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s time to begin planning and preparing your Christmas roasts or barbecues. We hope to help you as much as we can and supply you with the main ingredient for your best Christmas meal to share with your family and friends. Carina North Quality Meats have a large… Read more »

How to cook the perfect eye fillet steak

We receive a lot of enquiries about how to cook the perfect eye fillet steak. With our grass fed eye fillet steaks being some of the most popular steaks in our range, we thought it would be useful to provide you with a very simple, yet very delicious eye fillet steak recipe. Ingredients 1 teaspoon… Read more »

Traditional Beef and Vegetable Stew

Beef recipes: traditional beef and vegetable stew Ingredients 1 kg Carina North Quality beef chuck steak (trimmed and cubed) 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 chopped onion 2 crushed garlic cloves 2 carrots, chopped 1kg peeled potatoes 1 cup peas 3 tablespoons of tomato paste 1 1/2 cup of beef stock Traditional Beef and Vegetable… Read more »

Perfect Crispy Skin Pork Belly

Pork Recipes: Perfect Crispy Skin Pork Belly Ingredients 2 kg Carina North Quality Pork Belly 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons of sea salt 1 tablespoon of ground pepper 1 tablespoon of rosemary 1 sprig of fresh thyme Perfect Crispy Skin Pork Belly: Method Step 1: Preheat oven to 180C (160C fan-forced) Step 2: Pat… Read more »

Crispy Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings

Chicken Recipes: Crispy Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Wings Recipe Ingredients Wings 2 kg Carina North Quality Chicken Wings 2 Garlic cloves 1 tablespoon ginger, finely grated 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Sriracha Sauce 1/3 cup Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce 1/3 cup tablespoon honey 1… Read more »

A New Site, A New Blog! Order online or visit our Brisbane butcher in Carina

Welcome to Carina North Quality Meats’ brand new website. Thank you to everyone for all your customer feedback. We’ve listened with interest and have decided based on your requests to develop this new site and online store for our high-quality meats. You can either visit our butcher in person or order meat online through our… Read more »