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Easy Shrimp Boil on the Grill

How delicious do shrimp, corn, potatoes, and sausage sound?  These are the perfect ingredients for a shrimp boil, but who wants to cook these all on a hot summer day?  There’s a much easier way to make this southern classic, and it just might become your favorite labor day meal for friends and family.  With just a few steps, you can make this easy shrimp boil on the grill without heating up your house. If you’re from the South, you’re probably familiar with their traditional shrimp boils.  Known as Frogmore stew, Lowcountry boils, and Beaufort boils, they all include shrimp,...
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Teriyaki Shish Kabobs

With labor day around the corner, it’s time to collect a few easy and delicious recipes for your weekend gatherings.  Shish kabobs are fantastic because there are so many options to change up the fixins on the kabobs based on what your family and friends enjoy the most.  Here’s one of our favorites to make teriyaki shish kabobs. Who invented shish kabobs? Shish kabobs, or shish kebabs, are versatile, quick meals on a handy skewer.  They traveled to the United States from the Middle East.  Some of the variations of the shish kebabs from Turkey are likely the earliest known...
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Grilled Chicken and Homemade Pesto Sandwich

In the summer heat, light and quick meals make dinner preparation easy.  It takes very little time to grill up a few chicken breasts and whip together some homemade pesto to create this delicious grilled chicken and pesto sandwich.  Add a fresh salad or toss in a few potato chips, and you’re ready for dinner on the deck. Tips for making homemade pesto: Sure, you can purchase good pesto from your favorite grocer, but it's simple to make pesto at home.  If you grow basil in your garden, this is a great way to enjoy your backyard herb and delight...
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Seared Honey Garlic Shrimp

Fresh shrimp makes a delicious, light summertime dinner.  This seared honey garlic shrimp recipe is easy to prepare and tastes amazing.  The combination of sweet honey and salty soy sauce is a perfect contrast to enhance the sweetness of fresh shrimp.   Never deveined shrimp before? Don’t worry!  You got this.  Frozen shrimp is usually peeled and deveined, but if you’re enjoying fresh shrimp, you may need to do it yourself.  Here’s how it’s done: Peel the shrimp.  Remove the shell by starting at the top and peeling around to the end of the tail.  You choose whether or not you...
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Fresh Grilled Salmon in Foil 

One of the benefits of living in Oregon is the abundance of fresh fish and seafood.  One of those is wild salmon.  In our state, you can find five different types of salmon:  Chinook, Coho, Chum, Sockeye, and Pink Salmon.  Pacific wild salmon is revered as some of the most delicious fish, and Chinook tops the list.  Chinook salmon has the highest fat content, which gives the fish a succulent texture and sharp, internal color.  If the cost of Chinook salmon is a bit out of your budget, you won’t be disappointed with any of the other choices for local...
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Jackpot Casserole

A Jackpot Casserole is a super straightforward casserole that you can make at a moment's notice. It consists of ingredients typically every household has on hand and utilizes them to create a dish you can make for a last-minute party, dinner for your kids, for a spur-of-the-moment date night, or just when you don't want to worry about cooking.  This casserole has been made for decades. Many of you may know it by different names with slightly varying ingredients. This recipe uses ingredients that are commonly found in a pantry, but if you feel like adding a little something here...
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Easy Beef Rouladen

Beef Rouladen is a traditional German dish that takes strips of meat, covers them with other types of meat and pickled ingredients, rolls them up securely, and cooks them for a delicious meat pocket. This specific recipe for Beef Rouladen is crafted for the ease of the preparer, putting aside any potential difficulty one may have when gathering pickled ingredients and narrowing down the meats for very traditional ingredients you can grab here at The Butcher Shop. What you’re left with is an incredibly simple and delicious meal for you to put together! Ingredients for Beef Rouladen: 2 lbs. TBS...
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Delicious Orange Pork Chops

Pork chops have always been a simple meal to prepare with low prep time and quick cook time. Not only are they simple, but they can also be very versatile in how you decide to prepare them. This recipe is a unique and delicious spin on the traditional pork chop that adds a sort of gourmet appeal. Orange pork chops taste amazing and are a unique dish to serve. This meal makes a quick and easy dinner for the family or a small gathering. Ingredients for Orange Pork Chops: 4 TBS center-cut pork chops Salt and pepper to taste ¼...
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Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Cups

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, sausages can complement any dish and elevate it to a higher category in the savory department. Here at The Butcher Shop, we carry a large variety of sausages for any meal, but breakfast and sausage go hand in hand. Egg and sausage are considered to be a very typical American breakfast and this recipe is a slightly different, easy-to-make, ready-to-take on-the-go variation of breakfast cups. The act of utilizing muffin tins for things other than muffins has grown increasingly popular due to the single-serving nature the tins provide. Breakfast cups are a very versatile meal, and...
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Easy Ground Beef Italian Style Spaghetti Sauce

In a pinch for tonight’s dinner? Spaghetti is always an easy meal to prepare for a family due to the sauce being the most “intricate’ part of the dish, and the key ingredient is patience. Here is a super simple mostly hands-off meaty spaghetti sauce for whatever dish you want to top it off with.  While this Italian style spaghetti sauce recipe calls for ground beef, feel free to experiment and change that ingredient to any other of our meat products we have available. This will just add an extra step of cutting the meat down to the desired size...
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