Denny has taken inspiration from the barbecue pit master craft of the American Deep South with the launch of their new range of cooked meats called ‘Fire & Smoke’
Denny are standing out from the packaged meat crowd by using fire and smoke cooking methods. They cook the meat joints ‘low and slow’ for more than eight hours, the meat is then glazed and fire grilled over flames and finally smoked with oak wood chips for an added dimension of taste.
Melanie May attended the launch of Denny’s new range Fire & Smoke, check out her review here:
Denny held a barbecue masterclass to show us how they do it. On hand was Andy Noonan to cook a flame grilled maple ham, which was sliced and served in a bun with sweet tomato relish and pickles or coleslaw and English mustard, all washed down with American craft beer and enjoy alfresco on the terrace.
The range of Fire & Smoke meats were also there to be sampled, and sure, it would be rude not to, so I tucked into slices of Fire Grilled Ham & Chicken Shavings, Maple Smoked Fire Grilled Ham, Bourbon Smoked Fire Grilled Ham, Prime Slow Cooked Fire Grilled Chicken Breast and Slow Cooked Fire Grilled Prime Turkey Breasts. The chicken and turkey meat was nice and juicy and not as bland as some other cooked meats on the market, whilst the hams had a good smoky flavour. My favourite of the lot was the Maple Smoked Fire Grilled Ham, which was flavourful and the sweet maple really balanced out the salty ham, it also, weirdly, reminded me of the traditional American breakfast of pancakes and bacon, and that’s no bad thing.
The Fire & Smoke range does make a nice change from the standard cooked meats on offer in the supermarket. They are slightly thicker cut, have a balanced flavour and aren’t too salty, as I find some processed meats can be. They come in 100g packs and are in supermarkets now. If you are lucky, you may pick them up for the promotional price of €2 in selected stores.
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Written by Melanie May