- Suitable for freezing
- Delivered fresh
- Native breed
- Cook on the BBQ
The ultimate braising steak, featherblade steak is freshly prepared from native breed cattle reared on the Yorkshire Dales in the time-honoured, traditional way.
A full steak sliced through the blade muscle, often referred to as the feather steak for the distinctive feather-like marbling pattern. Featherblade steak is perfect for braising and will hold its shape when other cuts would fall apart; meltingly tender, intensely beefy and packed with flavour. Alternatively this steak is also delicious quickly cooked and served medium rare.
Chef Valentine Warner inspires:
"One of the best and most approachable of the secondary steaks and this is a steak cut from the blade muscle. Well-marbled and easy-to-cook it is in fact just as good for braising as searing. Very flavoursome and on chewing the weeping fat and juices make for heavenly mouthfuls. A bargain for what it delivers this makes for a great steak upon a plate.
A steak sandwich with dipping gravy and chips and perhaps a small martini makes for a messy lunch while seared and sliced in a hot Thai beef salad delivers something zingy and refreshing. Cooked to an internal temperature of 53-55°C I’d venture towards the former as this is indeed a steak that can be eaten closer to rare. It is particularly good cut into thin lengths then marinaded with fresh garlic and ginger, Chinese cooking wine and egg then dredged in corn flour and deep fried to a crisp, then to be tossed in a sweet chilli and Szechuan pepper sauce.
For braising it is wonderful with green olives, white wine and fresh rosemary or braised in red wine and anchovies with a little tomato and a handful of capers. Very versatile and once bitten NOT shy!"
*All Swaledale beef is heritage breed and raised on independent farms and smallholdings dotted around the wildly beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Slow grown and free to roam on the swath of green hills and valleys; the result is exceptional tasting beef with an umami taste - rich, dense and flavourful. Featherblade steaks are Always Fresh Never Frozen®, butchered to order, vacuum packed, and shipped in recyclable packaging to arrive safely insulated and ready to enjoy.
Always Fresh Never Frozen®
Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, and some parts of Scotland.
Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.
Sustainable & traceable
We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.