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“If It’s Not Raised Right, It Can’t Be Delicious”

This post is brought to you by Porter Road, which provided advertising support.

One of the most time-consuming tasks before filming new episodes of Steven’s TV show each year is sourcing all of the ingredients for every unique recipe. In the case of Project Fire Season 2, we needed a pork secreto cut and were having difficulty finding the quantity we needed, until we discovered Porter Road. They practice whole animal seam butchery to ensure nothing goes to waste and can harvest the most interesting cuts, things like teres major, picanha, and tri-tip (or in our case, “secret” cut of pork—a rich-flavored belly cut).

Their amazing selection is not the only thing that makes Porter Road special—they also believe in humane treatment of the animals they breed, which are 100% pasture-raised in the US, outside 365 days a year. As a result of the livestock using their muscles, the meat has so much more flavor and texture. We experienced this firsthand: the pork secreto we used on the show was supernaturally tender with a mild, nutty flavor.

As Steven has said time and time again, where your food comes from and how it was raised matters as much as how you grill it. You can depend on Porter Road as an example of the highest quality. Their slogan says it all: “If It’s Not Raised Right, It Can’t Be Delicious”!

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Their butcher’s cuts definitely set Porter Road apart, but they maintain quality throughout all of the staples too. You can order everything you need for grilling at home, like strip steaks, sausage, ribeyes, whole chickens and chicken parts, leg of lamb, bacon, and brisket, to name a few. (We also used their Andouille Sausage for Project Fire Season 2, which is heavenly in Steven’s Smoked Chicken and Sausage Gumbo). All beef is dry-aged whole carcass for at least 14 days, giving even their ground beef and hot dogs that delicious meaty flavor we all know and love.

Unique to Porter Road, their steaks and chops ship fresh. You can shop by piece and buy what you need when you need it or you can customize a subscription. We highly recommend you check them out!

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