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  • baby_tran Jul 25, 2003 01:41 PM
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Does anyone have any favourites/dislikes from M&M Meatshops?

How about any other brands? I've tried President's Choice. They're OK in a pinch.

I need something to keep on hand for emergencies.

Thanks

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  1. President's choice has a decent frozen peking duck. For a frozen entree, it was pretty good.

    1. I like President's Choice Cassoulet. Pretty damn good for a frozen meal. Their Pad Thai isn't bad either, in my opinion.

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      1. re: Chris

        The PC Pad Thai used to be really good (and vegetarian!) a few years ago before they changed the recipe. I'm still mad about that...

      2. Hi,

        Okay... so M&M may not be houndish but I do like a few things.

        I buy their plain chicken breasts. In the morning I will pop a frozen one into a Ziploc with some kind of marinade and by the time I come home from work it is thawed and flavored and ready for the grill. I usually use either a jerk sauce or sometimes olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon etc and have them like souvlaki. Whatever you want. You can do this ahead of time and put them one by one back in the freezer for whenever. Great food for one person. They don't shrink much either. Add some salad and you've got dinner.

        I also have purchased their lobster tails. Slice through the top of the tail, bring the meat up on top and cover with a bit of butter, lemon juice and paprika. Broil for 12 minutes if they have been thawed beforehand. Actually, you really must thaw beforehand... otherwise they get mushy. In Toronto I have bought fresh lobster many times and always had that "fishy" problem. Not with M&M though.

        The Chateaubriand at M&M is good for two persons also. Add a little gorgonzola sauce and life is good. Always consistent if not the absolute steakhouse best. Use the meat thermometer! Very tender and at $9.99 I am not going to argue.

        Favorite for dining alone is still the M&M cabbage rolls. I will buy the large tray and then slice the frozen mass into portion sizes (three) and pop them into Ziploc bags and back to the deep freeze. Better value this way. These do great in the microwave.

        Okay... there you go... I have admitted to my convenience food weaknesses.

        Taryn

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        1. re: Taryn

          Sorry if I sound nitpicky but for food safety reasons it's not recommended that frozen foods be re-frozen once they've been thawed. Perhaps I have misunderstood what you wrote.

          It's a great idea though to freeze fresh meats in a marinade.

          " ... will pop a frozen one into a Ziploc with some kind of marinade and by the time I come home from work it is thawed and flavored and ready for the grill. I usually use either a jerk sauce or sometimes olive oil, garlic, rosemary, lemon etc and have them like souvlaki. Whatever you want. You can do this ahead of time and put them one by one back in the freezer for whenever. Great food for one ..."

          1. re: shan

            Hi,

            You're not being a nit pick at all. I guess I wasn't too clear in my post. I don't thaw them. I leave them frozen, pour some of the marinade of choice into a ziplock and add the still fully frozen chicken breast. It stays in the freezer until I need it. It marinades as it thaws in the fridge while I am at work. I just take one out of the freezer and pop it into the fridge when I leave in the morning.

            I agree it's always a good idea to be careful with poultry.

            Taryn

            1. re: Taryn

              Ahhhh ... thanks for clarifying. I had a bad bout with food poisoning a few years ago and wouldn't wish it on anyone.

              cheers!