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black squid pasta with green olives and shrimp

Shrimp and Green Olive Pasta

Green olives and shrimp pair so well together. The pink seafood and briny green fruit have beautiful color contrast, and the acidity in green olives brings out the shrimp’s gentle flavors. Furthermore, the textures of the two ingredients are more alike than they seem, especially when quickly sauteed. This recipe […]

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Beginners’ Guide to Smoking Meat

According to some, we humans may have an innate need to smoke meat. Whether it is the engaging of our senses—the smell of cooking pork and burning wood, the taste of well-seasoned smoked turkey breast, the feel of sticky rib sauce covering our hands and face—or the stirring of memories […]

How To Make the Best Chicken Cutlets Even Better!

Who doesn’t love a chicken cutlet? It turns an ordinary piece of chicken into something rich, crunchy, and juicy. Chicken breasts are versatile enough on their own, but once you dredge them in breadcrumbs and pan fry them, well—it’s kind of like the transformation from Bruce Banner to the Incredible […]

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6 Best Meats to BBQ and Grill

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing the best meats to throw on the grill or barbecue—and by barbecue, we mean both the pitmaster’s definition of cooking with wood and smoke and the interchangeable synonym for grilling and cooking outdoors. Depending on the type of meat, the […]

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Scallop Pasta Puttanesca

Known for its briny, compulsively edible flavor, caper and olive spiked puttanesca calls out for a seafood topper. And seared scallops are it! Cut into bite-sized pieces, these crisp yet smooth pieces of seafood cut some of the spice in this chili-laced sauce, and they’re just right as a complement […]

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Celebrating the Food of Asia and the Pacific Islands

We love celebrating food cultures from around the world here at ButcherBox. There might not be another area of the world that has influenced our current culinary experiences and moment more than Asia and the Pacific Islands. From the development of agriculture, livestock management, and other vital innovations in human […]

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9 Best Cuts of Beef for Smoking

Do you often smoke meats, or have you wanted to try smoking one of your favorite cuts of beef? There are few things as delicious as what happens when you pair beef, smoke, wood, and fire. Today, we’ve broken down the nine best cuts of beef for smoking. Beef, after […]