'Champions' of the BBQ


It's the time of year when our thoughts turn to outside dining, cleaning the BBQ down in preparation to entertain our family and friends. What better way to treating them to a sumptuous feast than visiting Clarke's of Queniborough to see the amazing array of BBQ delights on offer. 

Always inventing new products to tickle our taste buds, 'the dream factories' Summer 2016 products do not disappoint. With a choice of 17 sausages on offer no hot dog bun will go unfilled this Summer. (10 new varieties for the 2016 barbecue season). 

To celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday this summer Ian has made a chicken, champagne & strawberry sausage to commemorate the occasion. Celebrating Leicester's Premier League triumph try one of Clarkes special sausages! We have tried the 'Rainieri' Sausages which includes olives and herbs and a pinch of charisma, there is a distinctive 'Italian' taste to them. For extra spice try the North African Muergez, Jalapeno or South African Borwozs. The list of sausages is endless - they even have gluten free. 

Try one of the seven succulent 8oz handmade burgers, what a taste sensation, there are plenty to choose from. Ranging from Chorizo & pork, Chilli beef and lamb and apricot - YUM! What guest would not be delighted by one of these delicious burgers? All hand made which makes them probably the best burger you’ll have eaten so far? The best sellers are the beef and caramelised onion and cracked black pepper. 

Clarke's mouth-watering Kebabs are hand made using the finest and tenderest cuts of meat with 14 on offer you will be spoilt for choice - our favourites include the marinated Thai chicken, Cajun pork, mint lamb, and sweet chilli and lime Italian, garlic butter, piri-piri, Cajun, smokey bbq, herby, garlic butter, and tandoori chicken, all absolutely delicious and hand made. Don't forget to pick up some pork belly ribs smothered in either, Chinese, sticky maple or smokey BBQ marinade, they cook fantastic on the BBQ. How about a whole leg of English Spring Lamb, boned, butterflied and coated in our mint marinade for that family bbq or a spatchcock free range chicken marinaded in whatever flavour you like? All steaks are from rare breed belted gallaway. 

A new range of American BBQ rubs/marinades Ian has sourced, are a must try for 2016. For example the “Habanero Death Dust” for those who like they’re meat to be spicy and other exciting marinated meat products which are definitely not available from any supermarket and a must try this year.

Ooh it's a hard life here at La Vie being guinea pigs for new products! We have recently tried the fresh chicken stir fries and we can guarantee the Thai and Chinese Szechuan are amazing value for money, packed generously with strips of quality cut chicken. We all agreed it was the best we have tasted, really delicious - try them for yourselves you'll no longer be heading to your local takeaway. 

On a recent visit Ian told me “We get some great feedback from our customers on the write ups Countryside La Vie compile, and I am always amazed how far customers travel, it goes to show how the need for quality produce is on the up. I get a lot of younger customers through my door now who have read about the produce I supply, especially popular are our frozen ready meals.” 

Clarke's of Queniborough produce the finest quality hand made frozen meals in the County which are made in small batches on the premises in their own kitchens since 1988. Ian tells me the best sellers include their hearty cottage pie, the sublime fish pie and the ever popular curry selection. Try one for yourselves from the stockists listed, they are delicious convenient and affordable. There are no additives, 'E' numbers or saturated fats - just the finest top quality fresh ingredients, suitable for everyday dining. 

Don't forget to pick up one of their famous pork pies - perfect for your summer picnic! These pork pies are now available from Archers (Queens Road, Leicester), Bradleys Village Stores in Quorn and Rothley, and what weekend wouldn't be complete without tasting the amazing multi award winning sausages and bacon! 

If you wish to become a stockist for any of Clarkes of Queniboroughs’ products please feel free to contact Ian who will be more than willing to help.