gltsoi (gltsoi) wrote,

My first meat CSA delivery

My meat CSA arrived on Tuesday! My 10lbs consisted of ground beef, ground veal, fresh ham steak, pork shoulder ribs, bacon, and breakfast sausage. I also ordered some additional sweet Italian sausage.

I made hamburgers with some of the ground beef tonight. I simply shaped the meat in to 1/3 lb patties and seasoned with salt and pepper. I got my pan smoking hot and searing it on both sides for 4 minutes for a perfect medium rare burger.

It was a delicious burger, although to be honest, I don't know how much more the CSA beef contributed to it. After all, with a Hi-Rise hamburger bun (they are excellent, you must try them for your next BBQ) good quality cheese (Russo's) and bacon (Niman Ranch) it's hard to go wrong. I think I'll have a better sense of the meat when I try of more of it. I'll keep you posted.

On a side note, with CSA came a newsletter from the owner of the farm. He mentioned about an article in the New Yorker by Bill Buford (Author of Heat, a good food read) which talked about how important it is to know the first name of the person you buy your meat from. I think it's kinda neat I shook the hand of the person who raised the animals my meat came from.

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