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My father calls my house a beehive. While for some, 6 people and 1 cat don’t seem like a huge deal, I feel like we are always running out of something, late to go somewhere or just way over our head in every area of the life. And when it comes to the meat, don’t even get me started – I miss the olden days when kids meals consisted of two tablespoons of oatmeal and baby goo in a jar. Now they want their food on the plate and they want it to look good – that gets expensive!
However, today I am excited to share my latest find and I have to tell you, this company redefined the way I shop for meat. Let me introduce you to the Zaycon Fresh.
Zaycon Fresh is a privately owned company based in Spokane, Washington. The company was founded in 2009 with the simple mission to bring farm fresh meats direct to consumers at wholesale prices. Knowing how to quickly move great stuff from point to point, preserving its freshness, taste, and nutrition, they offered only a few meats in a few areas. But thanks to the overwhelmingly enthusiastic response, today Zaycon has grown like wildfire! Zaycon Fresh offers a wide range of fresh foods to over 1,200 locations nationwide.
If you have a big family, this is definitely a great way to buy in bulk and save a few bucks.
There is a catch though – you have to plan ahead. The truck comes to my area once or twice a month and every time the variety is different. If I was to order anything right now, I would be shopping for pork sausage links or ground beef patties that will be delivered here in three weeks. There are few locations in my area, but the pick up window is limited to 30 minutes, so knowing the closest location is the key.
Drop by, get your food off the truck (seriously – off the truck!) and be on your way. I found that the chicken delivery events are very busy and I had to wait about 10-15 minutes, while my last pick up event was very quick – I even got to chat with the truck drivers, who is, by the way, has a really great visual memory and he is a huge geography buff. In any case, you never have to leave the car: open the door or a trunk and wait for the driver to load you up.
With the summer just around the corner, I seriously stacked up on the grill favorites – bacon wrapped pork tenderloin fillets, hot dogs, polish sausages, and chicken breast – I am ready to grill any day of the week!
These fillets came vacuum-packaged and frozen in a 10-pound case (30 fillets per case) with each fillet 1-3″, uniformly shaped, and wrapped on the outside with a slice of bacon (Seriously? Yum!).
Frozen Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Fillets Handling Tips
How do you properly handle frozen fillets to guarantee a delicious dinner for your table?
Start by thawing fillets in the refrigerator for 12-24 hours before cooking. Do not thaw it at room temperature!
After removing the fillets out of the fridge, let them sit for about 20-30 minutes on the counter top to chill. Chilled fillets will make juicy fillets.
Zaycon Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin Fillets on the Grill
Set the grill to high heat (about 500degrees F)
Pat Kosher salt and pepper on both sides of the fillets. Generosity is the key as the steak will absorb the salt and leave tasty surface.
Rub a small amount of olive oil on both sides of the bacon-wrapped filet to prevent it from sticking to the grill and to keep the steaks moist and juicy.
While the grill is still hot, place the fillets on the grill to sear with a lid closed. After 3 minutes, flip it over to the other side for another 3 minutes. Continue turning the fillets until they are done to your liking. Use tongs, not a long fork.
Did You Know?
Turning your fillets often won’t harm them unless punctured in which case natural moisture will be lost. Turning it often will produce a nice consistent charred surface.
Are we there yet?
Never cut the steak to check if it’s done! Using an instant read meat thermometer get it off the grill once the temperature reaches 150-160 Degrees F.
When the meat is done, let it rest. Place it on a clean plate and lightly cover with foil for about 5 to 10 minutes. Resting will even the temperature. When cooking, natural juices are pushed-out towards the surface. By allowing fillets to rest, it will reclaim the juices.
Enjoy it with Garlic Butter
- 1/2 c. Unsalted Butter, softened to room temp
- 1/2 c. Feta Cheese
- 2 Tbsp. Fresh Dill
- 2 cloves of crushed Fresh Garlic
- 4 Tbsp. Pecan nuts
In a food processor, combine all of the ingredients from the unsalted butter, down. Pulse until everything is incorporated, then transfer to the refrigerator to let the butter harden.
After the fillets are done, place 2 Tbsp. of the butter over each steak to melt.
Enjoy it with Mixed Green Salad
Make a quick green salad and I enjoy a salad of mixed baby greens, slices of mandarin oranges, feta cheese, pecan nuts and balsamic dressing.
Good to Know
Zaycon Fresh provides fresh, high quality product, straight from our suppliers, cutting out the middle man, so check them out and give their products a try.