Going Global – Helpful Tips to Use Premium Meats in World Cuisines

Premium Meats Global Cuisines Guide
Beef Products Mar 04
By Elaine Mikesell 1 Comment

Are you looking to add depth and authenticity to your international menu offerings? The cornerstone of any memorable global dish is the quality of its ingredients, especially the meats.  This ‘Premium Meats Global Cuisines’ guide invites you into a world where premium meats elevate traditional recipes into culinary masterpieces. The guide offers insights into choosing the right meats and techniques to enhance your global cuisine, ensuring each dish is as genuine as it is delicious.

Be sure to include ample selections from Northwest Meat Company’s unbeatable line of premium wholesale meat cuts in your international meat recipes.

Cooking Meat to Perfection

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Each meat has its own unique cooking requirements. Understanding the appropriate preparation method for different cuts is vital to bringing out the best flavors and textures.

For steaks, chops, and burgers, use the grill to caramelize the meat’s exterior and seal in those juices. The thicker cuts like T-bones and ribeye require even heat distribution to avoid over-charing the outer sections.

Use oven roasting to optimize the presentation of larger cuts such as pork loins, prime rib, and whole chickens or turkeys. Use dry-herb seasoning or marinade preparation to gradually infuse and develop those hearty, tender, and juicy tastes over the slow-cooking period.

For short ribs, briskets, and shanks, use braising for these tougher cuts to break down connective tissues. Use a hot pan to sear the meat, then simmer it in different braising liquids such as tomato sauces, wines, or broths to create unbeatable deep flavor profiles.

Use  Sous Vide to retain moisture and tenderness while cooking the meat to optimal doneness levels. This method of vacuum-sealing meat in a controlled, low-temp water bath for extended periods ensures consistent results for delicate cuts like salmon or filet mignon.

For the ultimate international meat recipe comfort food, smoking is a time-honored slow cooking style for infusing a rich, spicy, yet earthy flavor to brisket, ribs, poultry, and seafood. Favored wood types like hickory, applewood, and mesquite allow for unmatched tenderness and diverse taste profiles.


Protein-Rich International Meat Recipes

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 Asian cuisine is known for its flavorful mix of diverse meat and seafood cuts accompanied by colorful vegetable medleys. Each region offers exciting variations where our premium wholesale selections play an integral role in satisfying your diner’s appetite.


One iconic Chinese dish is Peking Duck. Start by mixing honey, soy sauce, and aromatic spices, including fennel seeds, cassia (Chinese cinnamon), cloves, star anise, and Sichuan peppercorns.

Add grated or minced ginger and garlic to add subtle warmth and zest. For tenderization and added flavor complexity, mix in Shaoxing Wine. Depending on the chef’s preference, other ingredients might include orange and/or apple juices, hoisin sauce, and maltose (malt sugar).

Soak the duck in this marinade before oven-roasting to infuse the iconic salty and sweet flavor profile and ensure the traditional crispy, caramelized skin.

Another classic international meat recipe your diners will appreciate is Roast Pork Cantonese, using a similar blend of five-spice Chinese powder herb seasoning.

The crispy outer skin and tenderized inner meat are perfect for a main dish or a more extensive feast. Other ingredients include coarse salt, minced garlic & ginger, white pepper, honey, and dry sherry or Shaoxing wine.

Soak the pork several hours, then roast at 375℉ for 60-70 minutes with skin-up placement until golden brown and crispy. Slice the meat into thin strips and serve with steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, and your favorite dipping sauce. 


Stir-Fries are a versatile, staple international meat recipes equally suited to food trucks, cafeterias, and traditional sit-down meal presentations using regional variations including Japanese, Thai, Chinese, and Korean influences.

The cooking technique involves a wok or large frying pan to rapidly cook meats, noodles, and vegetables – retaining the natural flavors, textures, and colors while filling the air with delectable and spicy aromas. Suitable cuts for stir-frying include thinly sliced sirloin steak, chicken breast, and pork tenderloin.

Prepare the wok with a thin peanut or vegetable oil coating, then heat until smoking hot. Add a thin layer of marinated meat and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Once seared, add your mixture of onions, broccoli, carrots, snap peas, bell peppers, etc. Serve with noodles and steamed rice alongside cilantro or Thai basil garnishing.


Selecting Quality Ingredients

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 The foundation of exceptional cuisine is the dish’s ingredients – they work in tandem to create memorable flavors and aromas that diners will cherish. We understand the importance of providing your kitchen staff a diverse selection of meat, poultry, and seafood as they create their next unforgettable international meat recipe.

Aging plays a significant part in the dishes’ appeal – enhancing the flavor and tenderness by allowing enzymes to break down the muscle fiber. Marbling is another factor – Intramuscular fat distribution is an important indicator you can use to evaluate quality.

Northwest Meats is proud to offer dry-aged beef from the finest free-range providers in the Midwest, using humane and sustainable ranching practices without using growth hormones or antibiotics. We only rely on partners who share our vision of excellence, quality, sustainability, and safety.


Order Your Premium Meats Today

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This spring, stock your kitchen with the highest quality wholesale beef, pork, poultry, and seafood selections. Use them to create award-winning international meat recipes your customers will love. Northwest Meat Company proudly offers your venue top-tier wholesale meat with convenient local and nationwide delivery service.

Order directly through our app, or get personalized service by calling our sales team at (312)-733-1418.


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