British sausage week

November 3, 2016 at 9:46 am

Considered a British staple, the humble sausage can be traced back to the 19th Century. After the onset of World War One, food was rationed heavily, which led to the dramatic decrease of meat in sausages. Instead, manufacturers bulked sausages out with scraps, cereal and water. This caused them to pop and hiss frantically when cooked on shovels over open fires in the trenches. Sometimes they even exploded. Hence, bearing the name Bangers!

Did you know that sausages are even older than Ancient Greece? The Sumerians (modern day Iraq) made sausages 5,000 years ago.

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In order to appreciate (and eat!) sausages; as well as to celebrate the great lengths sausages have come to, KQF are proud to be part of British Sausage Week. It is time to celebrate the sausage, and what better way than to experience KQF’s diverse variety? Our sausages are ‘bulked’ up full of flavour, and meat…certainly not cereal!

Did you know that a staggering 1.26 billion meals containing sausage are eaten in the home each year?

Whether sizzling on a summer BBQ, heaped with ketchup in a hot dog, or a hearty plate of bangers and mash, our sausages are sure to satisfy everyone. Our classic sausages, available in beef or chicken, are made to our renowned fiesta recipe, and can be grilled, barbecued or pan fried. Blended with authentic herbs, and spices, with a gentle fiery kick, these are perfect for a quick and easy dinner.

KQF Halal SausagesSausage rolls can be identified as the life and soul of any party or buffet (well we think so anyway!), and our spicy mini sausage rolls, make perfect finger food, (or grab a handful food), for everyone. These are easy to cook and are made from carefully seasoned chicken, nestled in layers of puff pastry. Mini in size, but mighty in taste!

So whether they form a part the most important meal of the day, or are tucked in between fresh bread, there is no doubt sausages are integral in British life. Celebrate the Sausage, and tantalise your taste buds with our sausages, packed with goodness.

Buy our wide range of sausages – http://www.kqf-foods.com/kqf-classic-halal-sausages.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A perfect summer BBQ of your own!

July 20, 2016 at 9:12 am

BBQs are what summer is all about, right? At KQF, we have selected the best BBQ menu you can have to make your daygo without a hitch – A perfect summer BBQ of your own!

KQF Halal SausagesSausages

Sausages are a specialty at the KQF, with flavours that blend moderate heat from the chilli as well as hints of onion, garlic and peppers. Pick up a variety at our KQF online store, grab some buns and toppings, and make your own hot dogs.

Why It’s Good for Groups of All Sizes: Our customers loves to throw sausages on the grill because they’re low-maintenance, easy to share, and a total crowd-pleaser. Have a few going on the grill as the afternoon or evening progresses and everyone will be well-fed and happy.
How to Cook: Avoid burst links by grilling sausages over medium-low, indirect heat. Turn occasionally until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes, then move to the hotter side of the grill to crisp. Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Pro Tip: Always get a few more than you think you need as everyone will eat it.

KQF Halal BurgersBurgers

What screams BBQ more than burgers? Find a butcher you trust, order freshly ground meat, and you will never, ever go wrong with a burger. We like ours with 55% meat in our Classic range to 90% meat in our Gourmet range, which yields a juicy burger that won’t cause flare-ups on the grill when excess grease hits the coals.

A variety of burgers with mild to hot level in spice, all your guests are going to walk away super satisfied. And the best part is you don’t need to do anything to it, grill it to medium-rare, put a slice of cheese on it, and it is ready to serve.

Why It’s Good for Groups of All Sizes: The ultimate crowd-pleaser cooks quickly, doesn’t need to be grilled at different temperatures.  Your guests are going to walk away super satisfied. Plus, you just need to add salt and pepper on it, grill it to medium-rare and put a slice of cheese on it.
How to Cook: Grill burgers over high heat until lightly charred on bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip and grill about 4 minutes longer for medium. Let stand for 3 minutes before serving.
Pro Tip: Before you throw your patties on the grill, make a small indentation in the centre of each burger with your thumb. This keeps the burger from puffing up as it cooks.

KQF Halal KebabsKebabs

Nothing says summer like grilling delicious kebabs. There’s no mistaking the mouth-watering aroma of fresh ingredients sizzling over a fiery grill. Best of all, whether you choose chicken,  lamb or beef, kebabs are a cinch to prepare and cook. They’re great for barbeque parties and our British-made Classic Kebabs make a delicious starter. They combine high quality meats with authentic spice blends to deliver intense flavours. Check our wide range of our frozen and halal kebabs online.

Why It’s Good for Groups of All Sizes: All our halal kebabs can make a delicious starter, a fabulous finger-food and a wonderful accompaniment to summer BBQ.  Most kebabs make a delicious dish on their own, but for a full meal, consider serving with a side that pairs well with the ingredients on the kebab.
How to Cook: For a delicious outer “sear” on your kebabs, it’s important to have a nice hot grill before you place your kebabs on it. For gas grills, this is easy – simply set the grill’s burner(s) to a medium level, close the grill, and allow it to heat up. For charcoal grills, this is a little trickier – you’ll want to light the charcoal and allow it to blaze freely until the flames die down and the briquettes ash over and emanate an orange glow.
Pro Tip: If the meat is very pink on the inside, bleeds reddish juices, or has an inside that resists cutting, it needs to cook longer. Look for the classic signs of doneness – clear juices, lack of a pink interior, ease of cutting.

Useful Tip: Remember to let the meat rest first before serving

When meat comes off the grill it needs to rest for at least 5 minutes and it’s very smart to “tent” it in foil, rather than wrapping it. If you let a burger rest the juices will reabsorb into the meat and make it juicier, more tender and more flavoursome.