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Pork Fillet- Aldi prepack


Not too bad, at $8.85 for the piece, just did a basic brown it in the pan and then  a slowish roast. Gravy from the pan with a bit of help.

Left overs for lunch the next day. Might get a bit fancy the next time.



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If this is the two pack ? Its one of my favourite meals . Either air fry pumpkin, sweet potato. Zucchini, carrots . Then add pork about half way through . Cooking another 30 min .. or cook up fine chopped pumpkin , sweet potatoes, carrots . With garlic , ginger and a little chili & soya sauce . Add cabbage or greens . Beans etc 5 min before dishing up . Often have some left over . Better second time around

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We've found Aldi pork to be excellent.smile

Bought some fillet steak from them a couple of days ago to make a beef stroganoff, tough as old boots, won't make the same mistake again.no



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Up here in not so sunny Nth Qld, Our baby Woolies was shut down and it eas taken over by Drakes Supermarkets.

Drakes home state is South Australia, but over the last few years they have been expanding their stores around Qld, Proserpine is it northern most store.

Some of the SA's iconic foods like Barossa Bung Fritz and Villies and Balfors Pies are available in their Deli section they have a variety of Hot cooked foods my favorite is German style Roast Pork Knuckles, the beauty is its like a cooked chook ready to eat when you get home, quickly dice up some spuds, carrots, a quartered onion and pumpkin, spray them with oil into the Airfryer 10-15 min, Microwave peas & beans, make gravey almost an instant meal.

PS the meat section generally sources its meat from Qld butchers, in Qld.



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We've found Aldi pork to be excellent.



 Aldi's "Iron Bark" pork is aptly named - tough, dry tastes like sawdust. I cannot recall ever having any meat as bad.

On the other hand, we like their Sea Trout and Salmon allegedly caught and packed in Norway.



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Possum3 wrote:
Santa wrote:

We've found Aldi pork to be excellent.



 Aldi's "Iron Bark" pork is aptly named - tough, dry tastes like sawdust. I cannot recall ever having any meat as bad.

On the other hand, we like their Sea Trout and Salmon allegedly caught and packed in Norway.


Pork can be like that when it's overcooked, as can any meat when it's poorly handled.

As I commented, we've found Aldi pork to be an excellent product, tender, moist, full of flavour.

Have bought and cooked it frequently over the past two years.

Of course this is based on personal experience, can only call it as you find it.



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Santa,
fillet is probably over specced for any form of stew

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I find it difficult to get quality steak from any source, including butchers, despite the ridiculous prices.

I'll have a go at the Aldi Pork next time I go there on my regular visits to stock up with cleaning products.

We used to buy their 3L tins of Aussie Olive oil @ about 90c/100mils, but they haven't had it in stock for 6 months or so.  Very reluctant to go to the imported stuff (Spanish or Italian) given the history of corruption in the European Olive Oil market.  I think that they are worse than the Chinese.

 



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We don't eat steak often nowadays (price) however when we do we buy nicely marbled Waygu, its expensive but never disappoints.

A six hundred gram steak BBQ'd rare and cut into approx 3mm slices, served with salad or vegetables is plenty for two of us.

Accompanied by a nice glass or two of red of course, perfect.biggrin

 



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Santa wrote:

We don't eat steak often nowadays (price) however when we do we buy nicely marbled Waygu, its expensive but never disappoints.

A six hundred gram steak BBQ'd rare and cut into approx 3mm slices, served with salad or vegetables is plenty for two of us.

Accompanied by a nice glass or two of red of course, perfect.biggrin

 


 I believe that you have the right strategy.  Buy less of the better stuff. 

Our local WW had a resident butcher who had the more expensive meats including some nice looking Wagu but he has been replaced by those glass cabinets of packs of more of their terrible meats.  About the only ones that we buy these days is an occasional pack of marinated brisket or similar.  I think that it is only the sauce that attracts us.

I'll look about for a Wagu outlet I think.

 

BTW, at any BBQ's these days I usually get a leg of lamb and butterfly it, then marinade it overnight in a sauce of Rosemary, garlic and mint out of the garden, along with lots of bottled thick mint sauce, salt of course.   It is always a hit & hard to bugger up on the BBQ.  Essential to rest it else you loose much of the moisture when carving. Wifey does a great Greek Salad & it is washed down with (too much) good white & red of course. 

Gone are the days of steak on the BBQ (quality & price)

An alternative is garlic & rosemary lamb chops (with sweet potato & corn) but recently I find that they have too much fat, so I'll just have to replace them with honey soy chicken tenders with Asian salad.



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First off I refused to buy prepackaged meat from WW and Coles, I prefer to get mine from a Butcher, But I will but meat from IGA in Prossy and Drakes Supermarkets.

When buying steak or Chops I look for the ones with generous strip of fat, I you cook with the fat on it imparts the flavor into the meat just like cooking all red meat salt is important as is cooking on a very high heat.

As for Aldi, I dont go there very often meat that i have purchased often dissapoints..



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Gundog wrote:

First off I refused to buy prepackaged meat from WW and Coles, I prefer to get mine from a Butcher, But I will but meat from IGA in Prossy and Drakes Supermarkets.

When buying steak or Chops I look for the ones with generous strip of fat, I you cook with the fat on it imparts the flavor into the meat just like cooking all red meat salt is important as is cooking on a very high heat.

As for Aldi, I dont go there very often meat that i have purchased often dissapoints..


 Agree with your comments re fat and cooking Gunny.smile



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I agree about the importance of fat (temperature & salt too) but it needs to be in balance.

My comment about fatty lamb chops was a reference to their excess bone, gristle, fat and just a little meat.



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As with Santa, we have found the Aldi Pork Fillet Steaks to be very good value, tender and nice flavour.

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TheHeaths wrote:

As with Santa, we have found the Aldi Pork Fillet Steaks to be very good value, tender and nice flavour.


 Thanks for your support Ian.wink



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