If you follow my blog, you might have recognized my meat and fish recipes got reduced to very rare occasions. My senses just tell me to really limit the amount of consumed meat due to mostly really bad conditions for the animals and environment without any respect at all. Fortunately though, this page sometimes enables me to get in touch with people who have a very sensitive mind on how to balance economy and sustainability. The guys at Land.Luft from Bavaria only produce organic meat and you can well taste the difference…spoiler.
There is very little meat and sausage that is consistently produced in organic farming with the animal welfare in mind. And this is exactly what Land.Luft had in mind at first place and is still living. They set up their sustainable organic agriculture on a fallow farm in Lower Bavaria with 45 hectares, where pigs and cattle are born on pasture and spend their whole life in free range, in their herds with a lot of space under the most natural conditions possible. There are no stables at Land.Luft because all animals live outside on their pastures and meadows – summer and winter.
Pasture slaughter is also part of pasture keeping, because this way any animal transport can be avoided and thus completely eliminate an enormous source of stress for the animals. There is no better way to slaughter animals. For these guys, stress-free slaughter contributes significantly to meat quality. If you cut a steak or a roast, you can recognize the special quality from the silky-matt sheen of the cut surface, in the pan a very pleasant fragrance develops.
Actually to stage a piece of meat like that, it does not require any more than salt and pepper. This really is true but you know me, I always want to add a little something. I did not want to have carbs with the pork Secreto, as my idea was a rather light summer dish. Thinking of my friend Ben in Asia (a really talented chef) who would always invite me to his menu presentations while still in Berlin, I remembered he often served certain meat cuts with Chimichurri. Always tasty as and a perfect match in this case too, as it still lets the meat shine.
After testing the recipe and eating a few different cuts, my conclusion is very simple. One is able to measure the quality of this meat and the life these animals can live. Does this mean pork and beef on the table every day? No, because that is exactly what made the meat industry become to what it is. The circle of living on the Land.Luft farm though does make exeptions to the rule very possible and one can happily include a piece of meat to a healthy living.
See their site for more information and try it out yourself. I will show you another tasty recipe with another cut in the near future.
You want more meat recipes? Check my Bulgogi Burger or my Steak with Dark Beer Mole!