New Things to Cook at Home

August 19, 2020

Staying at home all of this time can feel very repetitive – but that doesn’t mean there’s no way to try out something new at home. Staycations are as popular as they’ve ever been, and that means there are new and exciting projects to try at home too! (or at your Airbnb kitchen). 

Brisket – slow cooking 

Like we’ve mentioned in our post here, brisket is one of the largest cuts of beef and earns itself the common ‘nope’ reaction from home cooks. But as long as you have a slow-cooker and some time – you’ve got nothing to worry about. Don’t let the size scare you!

Brisket is one of the most loved cuts of beef and practically melts in your mouth when braised right. There are endless ways to prepare your brisket, but you can’t go wrong with a classic slow-cook that tenderizes all the flavours together. 

Whichever brisket recipe you choose, keep in mind these tips to help bring your brisket to full delicious success! 

Bison Meat 

Bison is one of the most commonly offered game meats in restaurants and stores – but a surprisingly large amount of people have not tried it before. Bison meat has a slightly sweet aftertaste and does not have a gamey taste other meats like lamb do. 

It’s very lean so it requires a little extra care when cooking, but it can be just as delicious as your beef steaks – and you get more value per pound of meat because of its lean nature! For some tips on how to properly cook your bison, take a look at what our bison farmer wrote down just for you.

If you aren’t sure where to purchase high-quality bison meat, order your box with NIKU Farms today and customize your meats from our grass-fed bison farm partner Big Rock Bison.

Homemade Jerky snacks 

School is starting – and that means afternoon snacks are in demand now more than ever! If you’re looking for a new homemade snack to make, why not give a shot at making some jerky. It’s simple to make without tons of extra equipment and you can decide whatever meat to use to make your jerky whether it’s bison, beef, pork, etc. (although our choice would probably be bison or beef since leaner value meats work best for jerky). It’s a suitable snack for paleo, low-carb, and low-fat diets and is also free of most allergens.

Check out this recipe by Ali from Gimmie Some Oven. Her recipe recommends flank steak for the leanest beef option available. If you’re looking for other value-lean options we highly recommend trying bison jerky as well!