Treat yourself to a deli classic , - part of our cooked and charcuterie range
It might be associated with indulgent, high-piled sandwiches from New York delis, but salt beef is a traditional delicacy also historically connected with England and Ireland. It's made from brisket, a hard-working joint taken from between the front legs of the beef carcass. The robust texture and hearty flavour of brisket make it perfect for curing, as it's able to hold both its shape and taste throughout the process.
Salt beef is first cured in a brine bath. This soaking process allows the meat to absorb the salty liquid so the joint doesn't dry out on cooking. Traditionally, the brine was intended as a means of preservation, with the distinctive, intense flavour coming as a bonus. In the 1600s, in the absence of refrigeration, the English started preserving meat with chunky salt crystals the size of kernels of corn. That's why salt beef is otherwise known as 'corned' beef. Once the beef has been brined for a good week or so, it's gently boiled until it's yieldingly tender. Any fat marbling will have melted away and the meat is left soft, flaky and deeply flavoured. All of the ingredients that go into our salt beef are organic and we use pure sea salt that's free of chemicals.
We deliver all around mainland Britain, excluding the Highlands and Islands. You will be able to choose your preferred delivery slot at checkout.
We can deliver to you Tuesday to Saturday.
We will pick, pack and deliver your box the day you have requested.
For every order, we'll send you a text message on the morning it is due to be delivered.
Our courier will leave it in your requested safe place if you would prefer a contactless delivery.
We have a minimum order of £40.
The delivery charge is £5.
No. You can leave a message with your order telling us where you would like to have your box placed. It would be best placed somewhere cool or at least in the shade – especially during the hotter months of the year. Our products will stay at the same temperature for up to 40 hours, so just make sure that you can pick up your order within that time.
Our couriers will send you a text message or email, which ever you prefer, giving you an hour slot when your box will arrive. If that doesn’t suit you, some options will be provided to make your delivery more convenient.
Our products will stay frozen at the same temperature for up to 40 hours. Simply put them in your freezer after delivery or in your fridge if you want to defrost them and use them within the next few days.
At Coombe Farm we believe in sustainability. And we live it. Regarding our packaging:
Your delivery box is made of 100% recycled paper and is 100% recyclable.
To keep your order frozen we use ice packs which will retain a low temperature for a long period of time. Reuse them for a picnic or simply snip, empty the water and pop in your plastic recycling.
We use paper pulp sheets to insulate the box. They are great for craft projects or can also simply be recycled with paper waste.
We deliver our organic produce Tuesday – Saturday and you will be able to choose your preferred delivery day at checkout. The delivery charge is £5.
Freezing is the most natural way of preserving food. And as here at Coombe Farm Organic we believe in slow-grown, healthy food, a form of preservation that doesn’t need artificial additives gets a big tick from us.
We use blast freezing to preserve all of our meat products. It’s done at the point of butchery, to temperatures of -26°C. This locks in all the freshness, flavour and nutritional value and means you get the longest possible shelf life at home once you’ve defrosted it.
It also guarantees it will arrive with you in tiptop condition - confidently delivering fresh meat would be much more challenging.
All of our meat is butchered in our in-house butchery by our small team. This means we have full control of what is cut and also means that we can accommodate more requests from our customers.
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Salt beef is at its best when served in a hearty sandwich. Cut and toast thick slices of rustic white bread then load them up with tangy mustard mayo. Add a thinly sliced dill pickle, layer on as much salt beef as you dare and top with a slice of Emmental cheese. Blast briefly under the grill until the cheese is melted and oozy, top with the second piece of toast and tuck in. Just make sure no-one's watching.
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