James Whelan Butchers: Lamb and Mushroom Korma with Spinach

Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 by Pat Whelan in Lamb Recipes, Recipes | No Comments »

This is a lovely creamy Korma with great flavours. Buy the lamb readily diced or if you have some time, trimmed shoulder will work too.

Serving Suggestions
Sprinkle over some chopped coriander or basil leaves and serve with basmati rice and salad. Naan bread also goes well with the korma.
Nutritional Analysis per Serving
Protein: 34g
Carbohydrates: 60g
Fat: 47g
Iron: 3.1mg
Energy: 779 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 kg diced shoulder of lamb, well trimmed
  • 1 tablesp. rapeseed oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablesp. fresh root ginger grated
  • 2 teasp. ground cumin
  • 2 teasp. ground coriander
  • 1 fresh chilli, chopped
  • 5-6 cardamom pods, seeded and seeds crushed
  • 1 heaped teasp. turmeric
  • 1 x 400ml tin coconut milk
  • 1 teasp. sugar
  • Grated rind and juice of 1 lime
  • 225g mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 teasp. cornflour or potato flour dissolved in a little water
  • 2 handful spinach, chopped
  • Salt and black pepper

To Cook

Heat the oil in a heavy sauce and sauté the onion until golden.  Add the garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, chilli, cardamom and turmeric.  Fry gently for 2 minutes.  Add the lamb and coat with the onion and spice mixture.  Stir in the coconut milk, sugar and lime rind.  Cover and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally or cook in oven, Gas Mark 4, 180°C (350°F) for approximately 1 hour.

Add the mushrooms and the cornflour/potato starch, stir well then return to oven or hob for a further 15 minutes.  Then add the spinach and stir well.  Add in the lime juice and taste for seasoning.

To Serve:

Chopped coriander or basil leaves
Basmati rice and salad

James Whelan Butchers: Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Posted on Thursday, March 29th, 2018 by Pat Whelan in Lamb Recipes, Recipes | No Comments »

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This butterfield leg of lamb is the perfect choice for a speedy Sunday Lunch and can even be cooked on the barbecue.

Serves 8
Cooking time: 50 minutes
Serving Suggestions
Steamed new potatoes
Nutritional Analysis per Serving
Protein: 55g
Carbohydrates: 32g
Fat: 20g
Iron: 3.8mg
Energy: 521kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 leg of lamb, boned and trimmed, roughly 4-5cm thick
  • Rind and juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 fresh rosemary stalks, leaves stripped
  • 2 tablesp. of olive oil
  • 3 large garlic cloves, cut into slivers
  • 6 ripe tomatoes, cut into wedges
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • Small handful fresh mint leaves
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

To Cook

Place the lamb in a large non-metallic dish and sprinkle the lemon rind and half the juice, the rosemary and the garlic slivers on top. Drizzle over half the olive oil and then turn the lamb over a couple of times until the marinade ingredients are evenly distributed. Cover with clingfilm and set aside for 2 hours to allow the flavours to combine or overnight in the fridge is even better.

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 7, 220ºC(450ºF). If the lamb has been chilled overnight, bring it back to room temperature. Then place it skin side up, in a large roasting tin and season with salt and black pepper. Roast the lamb for 20 minutes, then turn it over and roast for another 15 minutes for medium rare.

To make the salad, place the tomatoes, cucumber and red onion in a large bowl. Then tear in the mint leaves. Season to taste and then dress with the remaining olive oil and lemon juice.

When the lamb is cooked, transfer to a warm dish, then leave to rest in a warm place for 10 minutes. Carve into slices and arrange on plates with the tomato and cucumber salad and steam new potatoes.

James Whelan Butchers: Leg of Lamb

Posted on Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 by Pat Whelan in Lamb Recipes, Recipes | No Comments »

Ingredients

  • 1 leg of lamb, approximately
  • 5 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 2 tablesp. rapeseed or olive oil
  • 2 good sprigs of fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 250ml water
  • 60ml dry white wine
  • Root Vegetables

To Cook

Take the leg of lamb out of the fridge 1 hour in advance of cooking.

Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4, 180°C (350°F).

Mix the garlic with the oil and rosemary. Use your hands to coat the lamb all over with this mixture, rubbing well in. Season.

Place the lamb on a bed of chopped root vegetables. Pour the water and the wine into the tin.

Place in the preheated oven at 180c for 44 minutes per Kg and 20 mins over.

Leave to rest for 20 minutes before carving.

Christmas Opening Times 2017

Posted on Monday, October 23rd, 2017 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

 

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 18th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Tuesday 19th Dec 8AM – 7PM
Wednesday 20th Dec 8AM – 7PM
Thursday 21st Dec 8AM – 7PM
Friday 22nd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Saturday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM – 5PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Wednesday 27th Dec CLOSED
Thursday 28th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Friday 29th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Saturday 30th Dec 8AM – 6PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 8AM – 5PM
Monday 1st Jan CLOSED
Tuesday 2nd Jan 8AM – 6.00PM

 

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 18th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Tuesday 19th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Wednesday 20th Dec 9AM – 8PM
Thursday 21st Dec 9AM – 8PM
Friday 22nd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Saturday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Wednesday 27th Dec 10AM-6PM
Thursday 28th Dec 9AM – 6PM
Friday 29th Dec 9AM – 6PM
Saturday 30th Dec 9AM – 6PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 9AM – 5PM
Monday 1st Jan 11AM – 6PM
Tuesday 2nd Jan 9AM – 6PM

 

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Co. Dublin are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 18th Dec 7AM – 9PM
Tuesday 19th Dec 7AM – 9PM
Wednesday 20th Dec 7AM – 9PM
Thursday 21st Dec 24hrs
Friday 22nd Dec 24hrs
Saturday 23rd Dec 24hrs
Christmas Eve 24th Dec Closes at 6PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Wednesday 27th Dec 9AM – 9PM
Thursday 28th Dec 7AM – 11PM
Friday 29th Dec 7AM – 11PM
Saturday 30th Dec 7AM – 7PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 7AM – 7PM
Monday 1st Jan 9AM – 6PM
Tuesday 2nd Jan 7AM – 9PM

 

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Dunnes Stores Swan Centre, Rathmines, Co. Dublin are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 18th Dec 9AM – 10PM
Tuesday 19th Dec 9AM – 10PM
Wednesday 20th Dec 9AM – 10PM
Thursday 21st Dec 9AM – 10PM
Friday 22nd Dec 9AM – 10PM
Saturday 23rd Dec 8AM – 10PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Wednesday 27th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Thursday 28th Dec 9AM – 9PM
Friday 29th Dec 9AM – 9PM
Saturday 30th Dec 9AM – 9PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 9AM – 7PM
Monday 1st Jan 11AM – 6PM
Tuesday 2nd Jan 9AM – 9PM

 

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Kilmacanogue, Bray, Co. Wicklow are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 18th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Tuesday 19th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Wednesday 20th Dec 9AM – 8PM
Thursday 21st Dec 9AM – 8PM
Friday 22nd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Saturday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM – 5PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Wednesday 27th Dec 10AM-6PM
Thursday 28th Dec 9AM – 6PM
Friday 29th Dec 9AM – 6PM
Saturday 30th Dec 9AM – 6PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 9AM – 5PM
Monday 1st Jan 11AM – 6PM
Tuesday 2nd Jan 9AM – 6PM

 

New Butcher Shop Opening – Swords November 2017

Posted on Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Pat Whelan in Good Food, Press | No Comments »

newstore008Following the successful launch of our butcher shops in Avoca Handweavers Rathcoole and Kilmacanogue, Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt and Rathmines in Dublin, we are delighted to announce that we are now bringing our craft butchery excellence and expertise to Dunnes Stores at the Pavilions Shopping Centre in Swords, Co Dublin. Our new butcher shop will open it’s doors to the public in early November. We are very excited to be part of what promises to be a really exciting artisan food market with Dunnes Stores. James Whelan Butchers along with Sheridan Cheese Mongers, Baxter & Green and Cafe Sol will bring great excitement to the retail landscape of North County Dublin.

Our specialist craft butcher shop in Swords will allow customers come and see first-hand how we approach our craft. As well as the opportunity to buy and taste our top-quality meat products, customers will be able to see our skilled professional butchers in action in what will be a new food experience in an amazing setting. The new butcher shop promises to be a very exciting destination offering a range of great food under the one roof, with 100 percent focus on delicious, seasonal, Irish food.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support in making James Whelan Butchers so special.

From Pat Whelan and all the team at James Whelan Butchers, we look forward to welcoming and serving you in Swords from November.

Our Team in Cornelscourt

Posted on Wednesday, May 24th, 2017 by Pat Whelan in Good Food | No Comments »

James Whelan Butchers on Neven Maguire’s Irish Food Trails

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

We had the great pleasure to host celebrity chef, Neven Maguire to our shop and farm in Clonmel for his new TV series in association with Bord Bia, Nevens Irish Food Trails. In this new series Neven meets a collection of fascinating chefs, craftsmen and food producers who understand the importance of sustainability – Origin Green.

During this episode Neven met with Alistair in Clonmel and Butchery Academy students Sarah and Anthony. He also learned how our award-winning Beef Dripping is made with Trish and visited our farm with Pat Whelan. Neven’s Irish Food Trails airs every Wednesday on RTE 1 at 7.30pm and is also available on the RTE iplayer.

Christmas Opening Times 2016

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles | No Comments »

 

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 19th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Tuesday 20th Dec 8AM – 7PM
Wednesday 21st Dec 8AM – 7PM
Thursday 22nd Dec 8AM – 7PM
Friday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM – 5PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Tuesday 27th Dec CLOSED
Wednesday 28th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Thursday 29th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Friday 30th Dec 8AM – 6PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 8AM – 6PM
Sunday 1st Jan CLOSED
Monday 2nd Jan 8AM – 6.00PM

*Normal Hours Resume

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Rathcoole, Co. Dublin are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 19th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Tuesday 20th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Wednesday 21st Dec 9AM – 8PM
Thursday 22nd Dec 9AM – 8PM
Friday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Tuesday 27th Dec 10AM-6PM
Wednesday 28th Dec 9AM – 6PM
Thursday 29th Dec 9AM – 6PM
Friday 30th Dec 9AM – 6PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 9AM – 5PM
Sunday 1st Jan 11AM – 6PM
Monday 2nd Jan 9AM – 6PM

*Normal Hours Resume

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Dunnes Stores Cornelscourt, Co. Dublin are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 19th Dec 7AM – 9PM
Tuesday 20th Dec 7AM – 9PM
Wednesday 21st Dec 7AM – 9PM
Thursday 22nd Dec 7AM – 9PM
Friday 23rd Dec 7AM – 9PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 7AM – 6PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Tuesday 27th Dec 9AM – 9PM
Wednesday 28th Dec 7AM – 11PM
Thursday 29th Dec 7AM – 11PM
Friday 30th Dec 7AM – 7PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 7AM – 7PM
Sunday 1st Jan 9AM – 6PM
*Normal Hours Resume

 

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Dunnes Stores Swan Centre, Rathmines, Co. Dublin are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 19th Dec 9AM – 10PM
Tuesday 20th Dec 9AM – 10PM
Wednesday 21st Dec 9AM – 10PM
Thursday 22nd Dec 9AM – 10PM
Friday 23rd Dec 8AM – 10PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM – 6PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Tuesday 27th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Wednesday 28th Dec 9AM – 9PM
Thursday 29th Dec 9AM – 9PM
Friday 30th Dec 9AM – 9PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 9AM – 7PM
Sunday 1st Jan 11AM – 6PM
*Normal Hours Resume

Our Christmas week opening times for our butcher shop in Kilmacanogue, Bray, Co. Wicklow are as follows:

Day Opening Times
Monday 19th Dec 9AM – 7PM
Tuesday 20th Dec 10AM – 7PM
Wednesday 21st Dec 9AM – 8PM
Thursday 22nd Dec 9AM – 8PM
Friday 23rd Dec 8AM – 8PM
Christmas Eve 24th Dec 8AM – 5PM
Christmas Day 25th Dec CLOSED
St. Stephen’s Day 26th Dec CLOSED
Tuesday 27th Dec 10AM-6PM
Wednesday 28th Dec 9AM – 6PM
Thursday 29th Dec 9AM – 6PM
Friday 30th Dec 9AM – 6PM
New Year’s Eve 31st Dec 9AM – 5PM
Sunday 1st Jan 11AM – 6PM
Monday 2nd Jan 9AM – 6PM

*Normal Hours Resume

First Graduates of Butchery Academy

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Good Food | No Comments »

newgraduates20162016 was also fantastic for our team where we saw the first four graduates from the JWB Butcher academy. This was a very proud day for the business and I would like to congratulate Noel Sheehan, Noel Galvin, John McDonald, James Conmy and we look forward to many more qualifications in the years to come. We have created 25 new positions in James Whelan Butchers in 2016 and if this is your first Christmas with us I hope you’re enjoying the experience and settling in.

To those of you who have been with us over the years and helped make James Whelan the great company that it is today, I thank you and appreciate the invaluable knowledge and experience you share with our new recruits.

James Whelan Butchers on the Late Late Show

Posted on Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Press | No Comments »

late-lateEarlier this year in London, James Whelan Butchers Clonmel, had their heritage cure ham listed in the ‘Top 50 Foods 2016’ Recognising the quality of the exceptional produce and its distinctive flavour, particularly low in salt the judges commented ‘ that the Tipperary based producer achieved a ‘ beautiful, moist texture with a delicate salting of the ham’

The heritage cure ham, coupled with other products from Whelans, are now stocked in leading food halls around the world. In recognition of Ireland’s growing artisan food culture, the Late Late show on this Friday will feature James Whelan Butchers as part of a group of artisan businesses, showcasing their products. Speaking to the Nationalist this week, Pat Whelan said ‘ it’s a great privilege and honour to be recognised for our work. Tipperary has great heritage in producing fantastic food, The Tipperary Food Producers have showcased local food both nationally and internationally with great pride. This is another great opportunity to tell the world how great Tipperary is’. Be sure to tune in this Friday evening 16th Dec, just after the news.

James Whelan Butchers Shares its Food Philosophy with Dunnes Stores

Posted on Friday, November 4th, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Press | No Comments »

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James Whelan Butchers wish to announce that they will be relocating their butcher shop from Monkstown to their new home in Dunnes Stores, Cornelscourt.

At Cornelscourt you can avail of our brand new store as well as the Dunnes Store better value benefits, free parking and a really exciting new food offering.

Our Monkstown location has allowed us to grow our business substantially for which we are very grateful and we wish to sincerely thank all of the loyal customers who made our time there so special.

We are very excited about this new chapter and look forward to seeing you.

All the team at James Whelan Butchers.

JWB Opens New Shop in Cornelscourt

Posted on Monday, October 3rd, 2016 by Pat Whelan in Foodie Articles, Press | No Comments »

We are delighted to announce that following the successful launch of our butcher shops in Dublin with Avoca Handweavers, we are now bringing our craft butchery excellence and expertise to Dunnes Stores. In August, we opened in Dunnes Stores Swan Centre, Rathmines and on next Wednesday October 5th we open in Cornelscourt. The entire supermarket will include James Whelan Butchers and a number of new additions to include Sheridans Cheese Mongers and Baxter & Greene.

James Whelan Butchers Cornelscourt Dunnes StoresOur specialist craft butcher shop in Cornelscourt, will allow customers come and see first hand how we approach our craft. As well as the opportunity to buy and taste our top quality meat products, customers will be able to see our skilled professional butchers in action in what will be a new food experience for the Irish consumer in an amazing setting.

The new butcher shop in Cornelscourt promises to be very exciting environment offering a range of great food under the one roof with 100 per cent focus on delicious, seasonal, Irish food.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their support in making James Whelan Butchers so special.

From Pat Whelan and all the team at James Whelan Butchers, we look forward to welcoming and serving you in Cornelscourt from next Wednesday October 5th.

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