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Marquette – 12/28/11 – This exquisite cut of beef that Smokehouse Glenn brought into the studio today brought me back to the days I worked at a steak restaurant back house and I tasted my first cut of prime rib. Our chef, Pat Badalamete alias Ragu, used to cook entire loins of prime rib each afternoon as one of the featured items on our menu. Working at a steak restaurant DOES have its advantages and that’s were I sampled my first portion of what is known as prime rib.
I learn something new every week talking with Glenn about his products. For the longest time, I was under the impression that prime rib is the cut of beef from the rib area which when first removed, contains the meat on the rib bones as an entire cut. As is, this cut actually is called a stand rib roast. After this entire cut of beef is prepared, each individual cut of beef is sliced, being removed from the rib bones and is referred to as prime rib. Mmmmm! Take a look at that section of beef, sorry about the reflection off the clear wrap. I told Glenn I needed to remove it to get a better picture but he didn’t go for it.
That’s only about 4 pounds of beef pictured there, can you imagine four time that amount of beef in one entire cut…that’s need one big roaster pan for the oven! That’s what Pat would prepare at the restaurant.
Glenn finalizes each prepared section of cut beef with his own special blend of steak seasoning and beef rub for seasoning; no chance on getting the recipe, it’s a guarded secret from years in the butchering industry. Chairman’s Reserve lives up to it’s reputation of being the Top 25% Grade of Beef in the country; you can definitely taste the quality in every bite!
Another feature of Glenn’s business as your “custom cut butcher” is that he will make sure you understand the cooking essentials required for each cut of beef sold in his store. He will provide you with cooking temperature instructions so that you will prepare your purchase with the utmost precision.
You are missing out if you don’t treat yourself next time you are looking for something to stop in and let Smokehouse Glenn select something PRIME for you in the way of prime rib. You will definitely enjoy every morsel.
Marquette – 12/21/11– Smokehouse Glenn has visited us today in the studio barring Christmas gift samples of tasty good cheer. Beef Summer Sausage with cheese and bits of jalapeno is a snack that is a great idea for anytime eating either by itself or accompanying a variety of snack tray items with veggies, cheese and crackers.
Glenn’s summer sausage is a mixture of his own beef sausage; his in-house blend of sausage spice and diced bits of jalapeno and cheese for a nice , pronounced amount of flavor that is not overbearing. This is delicious sausage which would compliment any party or snacking occasion. I can see this variety of summer sausage on my favorite Triscuit cracker with a dab of Guilden’s mustard on top. Mmmmm! This is a snack I could eat all afternoon watching hockey!!!
If you’re local, stop in and see Smokehouse Glenn at his Northern Meats location in Harvey. If not, visit the website, SmokehouseGlenn.com and look at the Bundled Deals that Northern Meats has to offer that can be shipped to your door!!! Your taste buds will be thanking you for days!!!
Marquette – 12/07/2011 – Smokehouse Glenn arrived today at the station with his two varieties of bacon available in his butcher shop. These two featured items would give one the impression that Glenn has taken up the art of practicing magic because these items are actually NOT what their name implies!
Bacon!!! Everyone is familiar with this pork product – the very item that some comedians make jokes about concerning consumers’ obsession to include it on every sandwich, meal and appetizer!! However, Glenn’s bacon is not like every other type of bacon because his cuts of meat are not originating from the belly but from the loins!!!
Glenn makes his “bacon” from boneless pork loins, lean and tender without the typical portions of fat that are characteristically part of the belly section. Glenn makes two varieties of bacon – a Canadian Bacon and a Smoked Yooper Bacon. The Canadian variety posses a sweet flavor, incorporating a higher concentration of sugar to derive its distinct flavor. The Yooper bacon, the more popular of the two, mostly because of the name itself, gets its flavor from its hickory smoking process that Glenn uses in its preparation.
Either of these “bacons” would enhance any version of hamburger, sandwich or breakfast entree. What I am learning to look for in Glenn’s products is the key description, “ready to eat”, which results from his cooking processes. This indicates that right off the shelf, this product can be eaten NOW, right out of the package…and Smokehouse Glenn’s products have delicious flavors that permeate his product that I would always tempted to eat them straight out of the package!!!
If you live locally, stop in and buy some of these unique “bacons” or contact Northern Meats ans have Glenn ship some bacon right to your door!!!
Marquette – 11/23/11 – This morning Glenn featured Dearborn Smoked Hungarian-style Kielbasa on his portion of this shopping show. Everyone from the station always makes their way to Glenn a few moments after he enters the door as the aroma fills the offices and studios. Glenn partners with Dearborne after working there for 30 years, and now carries many of their products in his store. He carries their sausage products, hot dogs, lunch meats, smoked kielbasa, and can get almost any of their other products upon request. Dearborn meats are top quality meat products as only Glenn would choose.
I took one bite of this kielbasa and immediately the flavor brought me back to many occasions my Mom prepared this similar, good-tasting kielbasa when I was growing up in New York…Mmmm, it was delicious then and was extremely delicious today!!!!
Along with many of Glenn’s other available meat products, these are quick and easy to cook and make a great snack or meal. They are smoked so they are already fully cooked. All you have to do is fry it in a skillet for a few minutes until it is warm. The Dearborn Smoked Kielbasa is similar to Glenn’s homemade Polish Sausage. The Kielbasa, however has more of a spicy flavor, with paprika and other spices added.
Stop in and check out Glenn’s store on M-28 to pick up some final food needs for your Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving!