How much meat should I buy?
The age old question of 'how much meat should I buy?'. We're here to help! Let’s assume we are feeding adults. For kids, cut it back and for teenagers and big eaters, bump it up a little.
A good portion size for any protein is about 225g of raw meat when served with two or three side dishes. If you're having meat as starter, reduce the portion sizes down to 1/2 to 1/4 of the main course size.
How much Beef Brisket per person?
Small portions (for sandwiches etc.) start at around 100g each, all the way up to around ½ kg for hungry guests.
How much Chicken per person?
For boneless chicken, use roughly 1.5 pieces per person (around 300g each) if you are serving other meats and dishes. For bone-in chicken, plan on around ¼ of a chicken or two pieces per person.
How much Turkey per person?
225g portion per person. To feed 8-10 people, best to go for a 4kg serving. More is always better with Turkey as most people want a nice slice of breast meat (and not scraps from the leg and wings).
How much Steak per person?
To answer this question, it depends on what kind of steak you are looking for. For bone-in steak, 14 ounces per person is suitable and 8 to 9 ounces for boneless steaks.
How many grams of Ribs per person?
For a generous portion of Ribs, aim for 1/2kg per person or 6 to 7 ribs each.
A simple guide
A simple but easy trick is to use the size of the palm of your hand to visualise the right portion size. This works well as everyones hands are in proportion to their size, whether you are an adult male or a 6-year-old girl.
This is all just a general guide as to how much meat is right for a portion. Best thing to do is be a little generous and add a bit more here and there to ensure you have enough to keep everybody happy.