Our Favorite Stocking Stuffers & Gift Ideas

Posted on December 04, 2015 by Don Roden | 0 comments

In addition to our meats and produce, The Organic Butcher of McLean has amazing gifts and stocking stuffers for your favorite foodies. Our staff has put together a list of their top picks for the holiday season.

1. Noble Tonic 01 Petite: Tuthilltown Bourbon Barrel Matured Maple Syrup
Your favorite syrup, just mini!

2. Spices
We carry a multitude of spices and seasoning. The possibilities are endless.

3. Falling Bark Farms Premium Raw Honey
Pure, raw, and local.

4. Paleo Scavenger Granola
No grains, no dairy, no soy, no artificial flavors, no refined sugars.

5. Bulletproof Snack Bars
The perfect after-workout protein bar. Made with pasture-raised Upgraded Collagen Protein.

6. Graham's Six Grapes Porto, Half Bottle
A very full-bodied, luscious wine with a seductive, rich aroma of ripe plums, cherries and dark chocolate notes.

7. ThermoWorks Thermapen and Pocket Thermometer
Highly-rated and highly-accurate.

8. The Virginia Table Book
Early Mountain Vineyards and Our Local Commons has just released this new book celebrating the Commonwealth of Virginia and its emergence as a world-renowned food and wine region.

9. Beyond Bacon by Stacy Toth and Matthew McCarry
Beyond Bacon pays homage to the humble hog by teaching you how to make more than a hundred recipes featuring cuts from the entire animal.

10. The Organic Butcher Reusable Shopping Bag
Reduce waste every time you shop with our stylish shopping bags.

11. The Organic Butcher of McLean Camo Cap
This subtle, new style is perfect for the outdoorsman on your holiday list.

12. The Organic Butcher of McLean Gift Cards
Let your loved ones pick out their own gifts with a gift card in any denomination. 

Happy Holidays!

Posted in Bacon Salt, Dizzy Pig, Gift Cards, Gifts, Holiday Items, Omnivore Salt, Paleo, Stocking Stuffers, Wine

Grilled, Butterflied Chicken — It's What's For Dinner.

Posted on April 24, 2015 by Don Roden | 0 comments

A butterflied (or spatchcocked) chicken is simply one that has had it's backbone removed and has been split open. Butterflying a chicken cuts down on cooking time, allows the meat to cook more evenly and exposes more skin, which crisps up nicely at higher temperatures.

We are happy to butterfly our free-range and organic chickens upon request. We recommend seasoning the chicken with one of our Dizzy Pig rubs or our newest product, Amola Bacon Salt. 

Once seasoned, place on grill breast side down over flames at 350 degrees for ten minutes, flip and cook an additional 30-40 minutes over indirect heat.  If cooking on the Big Green Egg we recommend smoking chicken over indirect heat at 250 degrees for about an hour and a half. 

Try Dizzy Pig rubs on all sorts of meats. They are particularly amazing on chicken and are gluten- and MSG-free. 

We are very excited to offer Amola Bacon Salt. Amola produces globally inspired infused salts. Their Bacon Salt is made with real heritage breed pork for a pure and intense flavor. Try it on chicken, popcorn, eggs, sautéed green vegetables or anything else you want to add that smoky bacon goodness too. It is especially good with dark chocolate. Let us know what you think!

Posted in Bacon Salt, BBQ, Big Green Egg, Chicken, Cooking Instructions, Dinner, Dizzy Pig, Free Range, Gluten-Free, Grilling, New Products, Organic, Paleo