How much meat do I need to buy?
We get asked this question often, and wanted to offer you some guidelines for purchasing and menu planning.
We know that the amount of meat someone eats will vary by age, gender and personal preference, so we've included a range of sizes. Keep in mind that these are estimates only, and in general, we say err on the side of cooking too much: you can't go wrong with having some leftovers around!
Pounds listed in the table below are per person.
or Main Dish
or Side Dish
|Chicken Pieces On the Bone||.75lb||.5lb|
|Chicken Filet (Boneless)||.5lb||.25lb|
|Rack of Lamb (8 chops)||2 chops||1 chop|
|Chicken Soup **||3lbs||1.5lbs|
*Beef Sausages are packed five to a pound. We estimate one sausage per person for a light eater or side dish, two for a hearty eater or main course. Our Lamb Sausages are packed four per pound. Duck Sausages are smaller: 1.6oz each.
** For chicken soup, use 2 packages of bones plus 1 package of necks/feet/wings for a large pot. For a small pot, use 1 pack bones and 1 pack necks/feet/wings.