Bord Bia Quality Assurance: The Gold Standard for Irish Grass-Fed Beef

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When it comes to beef, the Irish have perfected the art. Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, guarantees that Irish grass-fed beef meets the highest standards, ensuring that each bite you take of your ribeye steak or fillet is packed with quality and flavour. Let’s explore what makes Irish beef exceptional and why it deserves a spot in your kitchen.

Prime Irish Beef: Quality You can Trust

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Bord Bia’s quality assurance scheme is rigorous, covering everything from animal welfare to environmental sustainability. Prime Irish Beef under this scheme means you’re getting meat from cattle that have grazed freely on lush, green pastures. This grass-fed lifestyle not only enhances the flavour but also the tenderness of the beef, making it a top choice for your meals.

Ribeye: The Flavour Bomb

When it comes to premium Irish beef, there is not much that beats a ribeye steak. Known for its marbling, ribeye is tender, juicy, and full of flavour.

Here’s a simple recipe to enjoy it: season your ribeye with salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Heat a cast-iron skillet until it’s searing hot, then cook the steak for about 3-4 minutes on each side for a perfect medium-rare. Let it rest for a few minutes to let the juices settle. Serve it with some roasted potatoes and a fresh salad. For an extra touch, drizzle some chimichurri sauce over the top – it’s a match made in heaven!

Fillet: The Ultimate Indulgence

For those who prefer their steak melt-in-your-mouth tender, the fillet is the cut to go for. It’s leaner but incredibly tender. Beef fillet offers versatile recipe options perfect for any British kitchen.

To make a classic Beef Wellington, start by searing the fillet and then wrap it in a layer of mushroom duxelles and prosciutto. Encasing it all in puff pastry, bake until the pastry is golden brown.

For a simpler option, pan-sear the fillet to medium-rare and serve with a red wine reduction and roasted vegetables. Alternatively, create a delicate beef carpaccio, thinly slicing the raw fillet and dressing it with olive oil, lemon juice, and shaved Parmesan. For a hearty meal, cook the fillet as a centrepiece roast, accompanied by Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes, and seasonal veg.

These dishes are perfect for special occasions and truly showcase the superior quality of Prime Irish Beef.

Seal of approval

With Bord Bia’s assurance, you know that Irish grass-fed beef is a top-tier choice. Whether you’re whipping up a quick ribeye steak for a weeknight dinner or crafting a sumptuous fillet recipe, you’ll taste the difference that quality makes.

So what are you waiting for? Visit our beef pages and get your hands on one of our scrumptious steaks.