Monday, 30 March 2015

Mutton

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On Saturday we went across to Fakenham to pop into the church, see the crafts and visit Lynne from the Textile Treasury.

After that we wandered around the monthly Farmers Market where we saw a mutton stall, fresh that morning, direct from their own ewe's. The company was this one

We love mutton but can rarely find it. She said it wouldn't be around in the summer as no one wants to buy it then. I spent £10 on about 1.2kg of mutton, getting two leg stakes (with just a small bone in the middle) and a thick neck fillet. That will be the last meat I buy for quite a while now.

We still have a reduced in price leg of lamb in the freezer that we bought for Christmas but didn't get around to using. Think that will be used over Easter, as a roast, then pies etc to go back into the freezer.




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  1. Mutton seems to be a sadly neglected meat, don't know why, it's tastier than lamb.

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    1. We much prefer it but can be very difficult to find.

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  2. You've just reminded me that I've got a Christmas leg of Lamb in the freezer too. We only ever had mutton as children up north. Lancashire hotpot made with the neck and the trditional Liverpudlian dish of 'SCOUSE' of course. Lovely!!

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    1. Probably mutton was the normal meat then rather than lamb. As a child chicken was an expensive treat.

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  3. Very interested to read about the mutton. When we are in Norfolk, we always buy our pork from Perfick Pork at Gt Ryburgh, and we usually go to Fakenham on Thursdays for the market. But now I shall keep a look out for the mutton. Thank you so much for mentioning this farmer- do blog about how you cook the meat!

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    1. I'm assuming they are there on both Thursday and Saturday markets. I shall cook them long and slow in some sort of dish where it can be tasted on its own.

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  4. I don't think I have ever eaten mutton, and I never liked lamb very much when I was a child. It was the worst meat my parents could have bought for Sunday lunch as far as I was concerned, and cold lamb was even worse!

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  5. I agree about cold lamb, but minced up and made into a pie with some of its gravy, it is lovely.

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  6. Mutton over here is what Indians call goat, so we have too make sure exactly what mutton actually is here in Canada.

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