Breaded Pork Chops

Breaded pork chops offer a comforting and satisfying meal rooted in traditional home cooking across various cultures. This dish, featuring tender pork chops from The Butcher Shop encased in a crispy breadcrumb coating, brings together flavors and textures that have stood the test of time. The tradition of breading and frying meats dates back centuries, often originating to preserve and enhance flavors. Breaded pork chops, in particular, have become a beloved staple, marrying the juiciness of pork with the irresistible crunch of a well-seasoned crust. In this recipe, we take a classic approach, combining Panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese to...
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Ground Lamb Meatball Kebabs

Ground Lamb Meatball Kebabs, known as "kofta" in various cultures, boast a rich culinary heritage that spans regions from the Mediterranean to South Asia. These kebabs are a delightful fusion of flavors and spices, showcasing the versatility and succulence of ground lamb. The history of ground lamb kebabs can be traced back to ancient times when early civilizations discovered the art of combining minced meat with spices and herbs, transforming humble ingredients into exquisite delicacies. The origins of kofta likely stem from the Middle East, where skilled cooks utilized ground meats, particularly lamb, to create flavorful and easily digestible dishes....
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Traditional Monte Cristo Sandwich

Did your Easter holiday dinner feature a delicious TBS ham, but now you're unsure what to do with the leftovers? There are so many delectable options for leftovers, but one of our favorites is a traditional Monte Cristo sandwich. This iconic dish, born from the ingenuity of repurposing ingredients, combines the richness of leftover ham with the timeless appeal of a French toast-inspired sandwich. Originating in French cuisine, the Monte Cristo sandwich, also known as a French Toasted Cheese Sandwich, emerged in the late 19th century. Although its origins are debated, it is believed to have been inspired by the...
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Don’t Be Intimated by a Pork Crown Roast

If you're hoping to make a centerpiece dish for your Easter dinner that will truly impress friends and family, but you don't want to spend all morning in the kitchen, a pork crown roast is the perfect solution. Circling a beautifully garnished platter, a pork crown roast looks like a dish for royalty. Yet, with a few simple steps, it's an easy meal anyone can prepare. The tradition of the pork crown roast dates back to ancient culinary practices, where roasting meats in circular shapes was a common technique. However, its association with Easter likely stems from the historical significance...
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How About Porchetta for Easter This Year?

Are you ready to try something new this year? Consider roasting a delicious porchetta for Easter that your whole family will love! Dating back to ancient Roman times, Porchetta has been a centerpiece of festive gatherings and special occasions. Originating in central Italy, particularly in the regions of Lazio and Umbria, this savory roast is renowned for its succulent, herb-infused pork belly and crispy crackling skin. Traditionally, Porchetta was prepared by deboning a whole pig, seasoning it with aromatic herbs like rosemary, garlic, fennel, and wild fennel pollen, and then rolling and roasting it slowly over a wood-fired spit. This...
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Chicken Piccata with Lemon

Tender chicken medallions bathed in a tangy lemon-infused sauce, adorned with the briny pop of capers, and finished with a buttery flourish—this classic Italian-American dish, Chicken Piccata with Lemon, is a symphony of flavors and textures that has won hearts around the globe. With roots tracing back to Italy, where "piccata" refers to a method of preparing meat, typically veal, thinly sliced, dredged in flour, and sautéed, this dish has undergone a delightful evolution. Over time, chicken has become a popular alternative, offering a lighter and more accessible twist without compromising taste or sophistication. In this recipe, we pay homage...
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Mexican Fiesta Lasagna

Are you ready to spice up your dinner routine with our mouthwatering Mexican Fiesta Lasagna? Picture layers of savory ground beef, zesty salsa, and creamy cheeses all nestled between tender lasagna noodles. It's a flavor explosion you won't want to miss! But wait, there's more! This recipe brings together classic Mexican ingredients like refried beans, green chilies, sweet corn, and Rotel tomatoes, adding a kick of authenticity to every bite. Plus, with just the right amount of seasoning, including taco seasoning, oregano, and cumin, each layer is bursting with bold flavors that will have your taste buds dancing. Whether you're...
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Easter Pre-Orders

Easter Pre-Orders Now Open!  We're thrilled to announce that Easter pre-orders are officially OPEN. Secure your delicious centerpiece for the holiday table by choosing from our selection: Lamb Bone-in and Boneless Ham (Order Nitrate-Free Ham by March 5th!) Pork Crown Roast Prime Rib and much more... Don't miss out on creating a memorable Easter celebration! Place your pre-order today and make this holiday extra special with top-quality meats from The Butcher Shop. To order or inquire about our selection, visit us in-store or give us a call at 541-830-3369. Wishing you a joyous and flavorful Easter!

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Smoked Salmon and Potato Chowder

As the crisp air settles over the Pacific Northwest, there's nothing quite like the comforting embrace of a warm, hearty chowder to ward off the evening chill. And when it comes to crafting a bowl of savory delight, few ingredients rival the succulent, smoky goodness of the region's famed smoked salmon, especially when sourced from The Butcher Shop in Eagle Point, Oregon. You and your family are sure to love this recipe for delicious smoked salmon and potato chowder. Harnessing the bounty of this region, where the crisp waters teem with wild salmon and the air carries whispers of evergreen,...
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Dublin Coddle for St. Patrick’s Day

Dublin Coddle is a traditional Irish dish with roots dating back to the 18th century. Hailing from the bustling streets of Dublin, this hearty stew has become a beloved comfort food for many. Legend has it that Dublin Coddle originated as a practical way for thrifty Dubliners to use up leftover ingredients, particularly those considered less desirable, such as cheap cuts of pork and sausages. The dish typically consists of layers of sliced pork sausages, bacon, onions, and potatoes seasoned with salt, pepper, and sometimes herbs like parsley or thyme. All the ingredients are then simmered slowly in a pot...
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