Posts Tagged ‘Northern Meats’

Glenn’s Roasted Chicken Swirls Taste Good!

Published by Rilee Waller on April 3rd, 2014

 This morning, it was poultry time with Smokehouse Glenn featuring a recipe from his kitchen once again incorporating seasoning items from his store. Glenn got a hold of a recipe Roasted Garlic Chicken Swirl and in this recipe Glenn used his Apple Cinnamon Bacon, Butter Garlic marinaded Chicken along with Cinnamon Pear Balsamic vinegar from his store.

Roasted Garlic Chicken Swirls

Roasted Garlic Chicken Swirls

Starting out with his Butter Garlic marinaded chicken breasts, Glenn ran them through his “cuber” which tenderizes the chicken and flattened them out in one process. With the chicken breast flattened out, he then placed a mixture of fresh minced garlic, sauteed onion, cooked spinach, crumbled up Apple Cinnamon bacon and Cinnamon Pear balsamic vinegar. This mixture was placed on the middle of the chicken, rolled up and baked in the oven until the chicken was cooked. As you can see, very tasty – simple to make and delicious!Chicken _Vinegar

Saturday and Sunday are definite days to stop in to visit Glenn and pick up some of the freshest and premium grades of chicken, pork or beef cuts for your meal planning. While you’re at it, when you select flavored olive oils or balsamic vinegars for seasoning your dishes, Glenn has recipe seasoning suggestions to go along with your meals. With 38 different flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars, Glenn has a wide spectrum of flavor that will enhance your meals’ taste!!! Try some and taste the difference!

Smokehouse Glenn is located in the Country Village, 1040 Country Lane;

Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6;

Sundays 10 to 4 or call

485-4220!

Mmmm! Great Flavor!

Mmmm! Great Flavor!

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Smoked Fish & Cheese Curds…Ahhhh, What a Pair!

Published by Rilee Waller on January 15th, 2014

 A marriage of two incredibly tasting items were sampled today thanks to the distinctive selection of our well known custom-cut butcher himself, Smokehouse Glenn!

Today, Glenn brought in several products from companies that hold quality in as high esteem as Northern Meats does. Horseradish Cheddar Cheese Curds from Yancey’s Fancy Artisan Cheese and three different types of smoked salmon from Susie Q Fish Company.

Smoked fish and cheese curds

Smoked fish and cheese curds

I love ANY type of cheese and these cheddar cheese curds with horseradish is loaded with zesty flavor. Not too much to give you that brain zing but just enough to get you coming back for more.

 

FISH – I’ve never ate a type of fish I didn’t like and the same goes with this smoked salmon. Sampling three different flavored fish, I couldn’t decide which flavor I liked the best. Classic smoked, Cajon smoked and Pepper smoked salmon. Each of these salmon portions are fully cooked, ready to eat with your favorite crackers, or simply a finger food snack. If you’re a smoked fish lover, stop in to Northern Meats and get a package of this delicious product.

Classic, Peppered and Cajon!

Classic, Peppered and Cajon!

 

 

Keep listening to Glenn on the Shopping Show, every Wednesday mornings. He said his test kitchen area is nearing completion and soon he will be preparing samples right in his shop for customers to try. His store will be fulled with the delicious aromas of recipes featuring his quality beef, chicken, pork and seafood products!

 

Store hours for Northern Meats are M – Saturday 10 to 6; Sunday 10 to 4. Premium quality products from your friendly “custom-cut” butcher – Smokehouse Glenn!

 

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Andouille with a New Smokehouse Twist!

Published by Rilee Waller on January 8th, 2014
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Glenn’s home made andouille

Northern Meats has been expanding their store’s inventory over the past several months, adding to their product line flavored sea salts, flavor infused balsamic vinegars and olive oils. Today, Smokehouse Glenn decided to give my taste buds a tangy twist by giving his andouille a different seasoning spin!

Glenn’s andouille is fantastic tasting as it is; with his own recipe developed over 30 some years. However, today he decided to mix the flavors up a bit by hitting both ends of the taste spectrum incorporating sweet and spicy flavors.

Today, Glenn decided to saute his sliced andouille with olive oil infused with harissa. Harissa is a condiment from North Africa whose basic ingredients are chiles, garlic, coriander, cumin and salt. I’ve learned to taste the oils Glenn brings in to sample the straight up flavors used in his cooking. What a hit! This olive oil is nothing that I’ve ever tasted before – and the amount of heat the harissa added to the oil this name, harissa, I will add to my kitchen vocabulary.

Chow Chow and Harissa infused Olive Oil

Chow Chow and Harissa infused Olive Oil

On the other side of the flavor spectrum, Glenn used some pre-packaged Chow Chow from Troll Smokehouse. This particular cabbage relish contains cabbage, peppers, onions and sugar. A great compliment to the heat of the harissa olive oil that playfully swings your taste buds from heat to sweet.

 

Along with the best in beef, pork, chicken and seafood, Northern Meats now has an extensive variety of flavored balsamic vinegars, olive oils and sea salts assured to liven up any of your routine family recipes.

The delicious sampling!

The delicious sampling!

Northern Meats is located in the Country Village, Ishpeming across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

 

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Christmas Gift Boxes From Northern Meats

Published by Rilee Waller on December 18th, 2013

Christmas is on the way with shoppers racking their brain deciding what to buy for persons on their shopping list. WELL, everyone loves great tasting food and those hard to shop for individuals will love a gift basket loaded with spices and rubs from Northern Meats!

Smokehouse Glenn has a variety of seasonings and rubs for beef, pork chicken and fish that will place a smile on the face of those on your list followed a big Mmmm Good! Glenn has several of these seasonings open so I sample tasted them to get an idea of what the combinations tasted like.

New Seasoning Rubs at Northern Meats

New Seasoning Rubs at Northern Meats

The Cedarwood Chipotle Rub has a smoky taste to it with the heat of chipotle peppers mixed in along with a great blend of salts included. Applewood Rub had a sweet tasting flavoring from the dehydrated apple pieces and juice along with the savory salt mixture. Here is a picture of a rib eye steak bought from Northern Meats and rubbed with the Cedarwood Chipotle Rub! Every bite was outrageously good!

My tasty rib eye with rub - Mmmm!

My tasty rib eye with rub – Mmmm!

 

 

Remember that Northern Meats has stocked a variety of gift basket sizes for the holiday. Stop in and pick out a basket, browse the store, fill it up with items you would like to shop to someone then give it to Glenn. He will gift wrap it and ship it out for Christmas!

Northern Meats will be opened regular hours Christmas Eve for your shopping needs. Northern Meats is located in the Country Village in Ishpeming – Merry Christmas from Smokehouse Glenn and Northern Meats!

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Northern Meat’s New Sea Salts Selections!

Published by Rilee Waller on December 11th, 2013

 Glenn’s own smoked polish kielbasa was kicked up a notch with some pan frying time in some of the Tuscan Herb infused olive oil to get things going. Next this sauteed kielbasa was mixed in with a batch of Armenian Rice Pilaf and Voila! There is a great lunch full of flavor and easy to create!

Glenn's Smoked Kielbasa in Rice Pilaf

Glenn’s Smoked Kielbasa in Rice Pilaf

A new product line of seasoning to Northern Meats is an assortment of sea salts from two suppliers Glenn is doing business with. The Salt Works from Woodinville Washington and S~A~L~T Sisters of Goshen, Indiana. In Glenn’s sea salt sampler basket, he had four varieties of flavored sea salts from the Salt Works that Glenn in packaging himself from bulk. These flavors I tasted myself and was impressed with the varied flavor combinations found in each of these blends: Habanero Heat Sea Salt, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, Jalapeno Sea Salt and Smoked Sea Salt. Each of these salts had a distinct, lively flavor to them and I’ll bet these each would accent the taste of any dish they were used in.

The Salt Works has a very informative website about the salts they sell and the numerous uses for salt (other than simply for the table salt shaker). I found out reading the Salt Works page on salt in general, that salt can be purchased in varied types of salt: mainly – Flavored ( Fusion® flavored salts bind natural ingredients to sea salt crystals ), Flaked,( a light crystal reminiscent of snowflakes. Seawater is evaporated using the natural processes of sun and wind ) Finishing ( most admired for their unique textures—either moist crystals or delicate flakes)and Course ( large-grained salt crystals best used in a grinder, providing an easy way of serving up freshly ground sea salt ).

Sea salts from The Salt Works & The Salt Sisters

Sea salts from The Salt Works & The Salt Sisters

The S~A~L~T Sisters has a family business that provide a strong portfolio of unrefined sea salt, the company staked a claim in organic cane sugars (c.a.n.e), seasoning rubs (r.u.b.s), vanilla infusion kits (b.e.a.n), and natural herb blends (h.e.r.b) and most recently all natural dip blends (d.i.p.s).

Remember to stop in and visit Smokehouse Glenn for your holiday gift ideas – premium beef, pork, chicken and seafood along with flavor infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars! With all these quality meats and these new sea salts, you meals should never taste boring ever again!

Stop in and see your “custom cut butcher”, Smokehouse Glenn at Northern Meats located in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Open M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4. Call 485-4220!

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Christmas is the time to order your Spiral sliced glazed ham from Northern Meats! Smokehouse Glenn is the ONLY butcher in the U.P. that does this process himself for you! Check this out!

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Northern Meats Gift Basket Selections for the Holidays!

Published by Rilee Waller on December 6th, 2013

 Smokehouse Glenn from Northern Meats brought in several wonderful examples of the large variety of holiday gift baskets he can create for gift giving ideas from his store. Glenn has a wide variety of basket sizes available with which to create an assortment basket from Northern Meats to send someone a good variety of the delicious items found at Northern Meats.

Tasty Selection of Condiments

Tasty Selection of Condiments

 

Jellies & Jams ready to ship!

Jellies & Jams ready to ship!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One way shoppers can create a gift their own gift for someone on their shopping list is by picking out any of the varied sized baskets Glenn has available at Northern Meats. Then browse through his selection of olive oils, balsamic vinegars, jams and jellies of various flavors, condiments and fill your basket. Glenn will then gift wrap your selection for you and you finished. If your selection needs to be shipped, he can arrange for it to be sent out.

Northern Meats can ship orders!

Northern Meats can ship orders!

 

Northern Meats has a selection of processed meat items that are vacuum packed and can be shipped through the mail. The Christmas season is a time where family and friends get together to enjoy meals. Make this year’s holiday meals memorable by getting premium beef, pork, chicken or seafood. Don’t forget to ask Glenn for condiments that will flavor up your meal to the utmost.

 

Northern Meats is located in the Country Village, Ishpeming across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

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Northern Meat’s Potato Sausage Is NOT What You Think!

Published by Rilee Waller on November 20th, 2013

Smokehouse Glenn knocked it out of the park previously by making his own recipe of potato sausage BUT…today’s recipe is different! Glenn didn’t have at his disposal the assortment of olive oils and vinegars to work with like he does now. Today, Glenn added lemon flavored olive oil and red apple balsamic vinegar to his recipe and the outcome tasted delicious.

Tasty sausage with beef & pork!

Tasty sausage with beef & pork!

 

For those of you who would think potato sausage is just mushed potato in a casing, ah, NO – it’s more than that! Glenn’s recipe contains potato, beef, pork, onion and his own seasonings. Whisking a mixture of the oil and vinegar, poured it over the sausage and let it set in the frig overnight. Next day, placed the sausage in a baking pan, added a ¼ cup of water to the pan and placed it in the oven at 350 to cook for an hour. Delicious!

New twist cooked with Glenn's new Oil & vinegar!

New twist cooked with Glenn’s new Oil & vinegar!

 

 

For the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, Glenn has Butterball turkeys ready to fill your dinner plans with their quality taste. Also if you love ham, Glenn has the Dearborn hams that he spiral slices ready for your dinner gathering. Northern Meats also always has prime rib on hand all the time as another meal planning suggestion.

 

 

Northern Meats carries pork, beef and a selection of seafood for whatever type of meal you might desire to enjoy. Northern Meats is located in the Country Village, Ishpeming across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

Glenn's recipe with his added condiments!

Glenn’s recipe with his added condiments!

 

 

 

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A Taste of Seafood with Delicious Oil & Vinegar Flavoring!

Published by Rilee Waller on November 6th, 2013

 Smokehouse Glenn has added a “test kitchen area” to his expanded store floor space and a sampling in the seafood category was brought in with seasonings from his new West coast supplier, Veronica Foods. Glenn has found one of the best producers of olive oils and vinegars,Veronica Foods that carries their own exclusive blend of the finest olive oils under the label of Delizia. Veronica Foods has an interested family business heritage and their website is very informative concern on the topic of olive oil.

Oil & Vinegar List

Oil & Vinegar List

Sauteed with peppers and spices!

Sauteed with peppers and spices!

Glenn used some lemon flavored olive oil, diced up some red and green pepper, sauteed fresh 40-50 count shrimp with some crushed red pepper and garlic and parsley. This could be served on top for some fettuccine or bow tie pasta for an easy 20 minute meal.

Glenn currently has 21 different flavors of oils and vinegars that will afford his customers with extensive flavor combinations for whatever meal planning choice one could select. Smokehouse Glenn will offer both a computer-based software program in his store for suggesting flavor combinations and recipes to use your purchased oils and vinegars for your beef, pork, chicken or seafood. In addition to his “test kitchen area” where Glenn will be making recipes for sampling in his store, I think his new expansion will be a culinary hit. Nothing beats walking into a store and being greeted with the luscious aroma of a freshly cooked entree. I can’t wait to stop in to smell, taste and buy something good!

Stop in and select from all the beef, pork, chicken or seafood items available at Northern Meats located in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4.

Shrimp scampi spices!

Shrimp scampi spices!

Northern Meats Assorted Gift Ideas

Northern Meats Assorted Gift Ideas

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Tender Pork Loin in Mustard Sauce

Published by Rilee Waller on October 30th, 2013

 Once again, Smokehouse Glenn shares only the best from Northern Meats; today a new recipe starting with his premium grade cuts of boneless pork loin from Chairman’s Reserve. An extremely lean cut of pork, very little bit of fat on the outside edge of the loin and cut off the rib bone. Glenn decided to construct a new marinade from his new line of olive oils and balsamic vinegars to flavor up this pork cut. Today’s test kitchem marinade recipe was a combination of balsamic maple vinegar and olive oil with a Dijon mustard also available from Northern Meats to round out the ingredients. The blend of the maple flavoring with the mustard is hearty, creating a delicious glaze that gave the pork a wonderful taste. Chairman’s Reserve pork like their beef is an outstanding quality of meat that is ready to receive any type of flavoring from a wide variety of marinades well and excite the palate.

Chairman's Reserve Pork Cuts

Chairman’s Reserve Pork Cuts

Pork Loin in Dijon Mustard Marinade Sauce

Pork Loin in Dijon Mustard Marinade Sauce

As Northern Meats expands the item list of spices, oils and vinegars, Glenn has thoughtfully added handy wicker baskets that can be used for creating gift ideas when customers would like to share the delectable flavors they have discovered at Northern Meats with friends. Any assortment of oils and vinegars can be packaged together with an endless combination of flavor mixtures suggested from Glenn’s new spice combination software.

Fall holidays means that Northern Meats is already preparing to carry hams for spiral slicing and glazing, specialty cuts of beef, lamb, seafood – any type of entree you are seeking to serve for your holiday meals. Stop in and talk to Smokehouse Glenn about any meal ideas you have or ideas he can suggest to make your next special meal hit the spot!!!

All you need for a fantastic dinner!

All you need for a fantastic dinner!

Northern Meats is located in the Country Village, Ishpeming across from Cinema V Theaters and Ace Hardware. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

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Northern Meats’ New Marinaded Chicken is Something to Cluck About!

Published by Rilee Waller on October 23rd, 2013

 Northern Meats is getting in a new line of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars for creating homemade marinades with the meat products available from Northern Meats. Today Glenn brought in his own recipe marinade with hormone free boneless chicken breasts. Glenn’s recipe that he brought in for sampling started with an organic garlic olive oil and peach balsamic vinegar; marinaded overnight then grilled this morning.

 

New Chicken Marinade Recipe

New Chicken Marinade Recipe


I am already a BIG chicken lover and Smokehouse Glenn’s chicken is moist and tender. There is also a great earthy flavor from the balsamic vinegar combined with garlic. Mmmmm, delicious!

Marinade Vinegars & Oil Recipe Items

Marinade Vinegars & Oil Recipe Items

 

 

Glenn has found a top of the line olive oil company on the west coast, the choice of flavors Glenn will be carrying will also make for wonderfully flavored salad dressings blending this oils and vinegars together. Either of these product will be bottled in a 60 ml or200ml size. Of course, your “custom cut butcher” will have numerous recipes available for customers to try these marinade recipes on beef, chicken or pork! For flavor blending convenience, the oils and vinegars will be tagged with blending suggestions for cooking suggestions. The new flavor combinations will be virtually endless with these new olive oils and vinegars, offering customers more tasty flavor options for meal planning.

 

You can find Smokehouse Glenn at Northern Meats in the Country Village, Ishpeming. Store hours are M – Sat 10 to 6; Sundays 10 to 4 or call 485-4220!

Olive Oil Flavors

Olive Oil Flavors

Vinegar Flavors

Vinegar Flavors

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Price Chart

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