29th October 2009

Bodies collaborate on Good Food Show treat

A new recipe book featuring mouth-watering combinations of two of Scotland’s iconic food products has been created following the debut collaboration of Quality Meat Scotland and Seafood Scotland.

The bodies have collaborated on a series of recipes which will be launched at the BBC Good Food Show Scotland, taking place at the SECC in Glasgow from Friday 30 October till Sunday 1 November.

As well as a Scottish take on the classic Surf n’ Turf the ‘Seafood and Meat’ recipe booklet has recipes for Bacon wrapped Scottish Monkfish with Potato, Orange and Watercress salad; a Warm Salad of Bacon, Smoked Scottish Haddock and Egg and Pan-seared Pork Tenderloin and Scottish Scallops with Lemon and Parsley.

Laurent Vernet, Head of Marketing for Quality Meat Scotland, said: “With Scotland’s rich bounty of world class foods it makes sense for bodies like QMS and Seafood Scotland to work together to highlight the opportunities for budding cooks to use Scottish produce to impress.

“It is the first time we promoted meat and seafood together to consumers, and we feel it is a great opportunities to not only highlight the products and a varied and balanced diet, but also show our commitment to efficiency and providing value for money for our members.”

On the meat side of the food equation, visitors to the good food show will be in for a treat once again as the Scotch Butchers Club again hosts four of Scotland’s best meat producers and retailers.

The butchers working from the stand are Ramsay of Carluke, Dalbeattie Fine Foods, Hardiesmill Farm Shop and R McDougall Butchers.

June Lomax, Independent Retailers Manager for QMS said: “The Club has a large presence at the Show featuring butchers and offering visitors the opportunity to buy top quality meat products.

“Visitors to the Show who have a real interest in quality food and will hopefully be tempted by the opportunity to take the very best meat products home with them and experience the quality and service of shopping at the counter of an independent butcher.

“The Scotch Butchers Club is also the meat supplier for the Celebrity Chefs in the new Supertheatre, and will be providing beef fillets for James Martin to use in his demonstrations, as well as Andrew Ramsay’s award winning black pudding for The Hairy Bikers.”

The Scotch Butchers Club stand is number D50.

The Good Food Show won’t see the last collaboration between Seafood Scotland and QMS with the selection of Scotch Lamb and the selection of Scottish Monkfish, Brown Crab and Langoustines as official produce to be used by some of the world’s top chefs at the 2011 Bocuse D’or culinary grand prix in Lyon.

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