National Poultry Day

March 21, 2016 at 10:30 am

The national calendar is full of odd, unusual and interesting days specially devoted to the promotion of certain causes. Saturday March 19th, for example, is Poultry Day – a time to celebrate the huge contribution that chicken, turkey and other fowl have made to world cuisine. At KQF we have a range of mouth-watering Marinated Chicken, finely seasoned with spices and ready to cook from frozen.

At KQF, we make extensive use of halal chicken. We use it to make delicious burgers, sausages, kebabs, popcorn chicken and a whole range of other frozen foods. Regular customers will be familiar with many of them and anyone who’s been following our news announcements will know that chicken is also the main ingredient in our recently launched Halal Macon Rashers – not to mention a number of other chilled foods.

Some people use fresh halal chicken very simply – in roasts and fried dishes – where the natural flavour really shines. Others add their own special spice blends in curries and baked dishes. However, there is a third option, and it’s one that has become a huge hit at the KQF Superstore: it’s our ready-marinated chicken.

The result is guaranteed flavour and, best of all, it’s a great time-saver. There is no need to prepare your own fresh marinade from scratch, nor to spend a long time rubbing it into the meat. Just pop the sealed package into the fridge and let time do the rest.  (For more details, please refer to our previous article on the subject of marinated meats, which includes cooking and storage  tips.)

When it comes to poultry, some of our most popular products are Marinated Chicken Fillets, Marinated Chicken Wings, Marinated Chicken Tikka and Marinated Chicken Legs – all delicious, versatile and easy to cook. Check our seasonal offer for all the marinated Chicken meat.

Halal chicken can be tasty, affordable, protein-rich and low in fat, so we really hope you make the most of Poultry Day, however you  plan to celebrate it.

British Pie Week – It’s time to celebrate all things shortcrust!

March 8, 2016 at 10:52 am

This month sees the return of British Pie Week – a celebration of pies in all their many forms.

Meat-Potato-pie-web1Pies have long been a favourite in the colder months of the year and homemade varieties present a great opportunity to be both frugal and creative. Like soups, pies can be a fantastic way of using up spare meat and vegetables. Cheese, too, makes a tasty addition for very little cost.

Favourite British pies – such as meat and potato, cheese and onion, chicken and mushroom – all hint at their traditional rustic origins: for hundreds of years, families have been making the most of good, simple, staple ingredients through home-baked pies. The same is true in many other parts of the world: cheese and spinach pies in Greece; lamb and onion sfeehas in Lenanon; Bombay potatoes and spinach pies from India. The list goes on.
There are obvious, traditional combinations such as beef and onion, chicken and sweetcorn, chicken and mushroom, cheese and potato, cheese and spinach and so on, but sausage, peppers, asparagus and a whole host of other ingredients are equally tasty. KQF Halal Macon Rashers can also add a wonderful smoky flavour to simple favourites such as potato and onion, or any pie featuring cheese.

The choice is almost literally endless, but if you have any special favourites of your own, please let us know, or share them with us on Facebook.

Finally, of course, there is always the ready-made option and being British Pie Week, we have our own range of halal pies on special offer price. Buy now.