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OK, I scoffed at my mate when he suggested this. But I have to admit that lamb steaks are juicier and more flavoursome than any beef steak I’ve ever eaten. From now on Mr Slaughterman will be asked to do this cut for me. I suggest you give them a try. Not on the usual butchers repertoire but can be easily created from a lambs leg. I hate to admit that some gnarly old Fetlar crofter has added to my gastronomic repertoire but credit where credits due.
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i'm surprised that this cut was new to you, HenGen. I agree about how delicious they are, and they're readily available down here. I get ours from the local farm butchery, from animals raised on pastures just down the hill from where we live. They do beef as well (Galloways) but I don't like beef very much.
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Lamb is my fave meat. I love lamb cutlets, particularly when the fat is crispy. Yum yum. Never been one for beef. Those lamb steaks look delicious. Would cost a fortune I bet. Why IS lamb so expensive and WHY do we import some from New Zealand? Always wondered that. 🙄
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It’s not dear for me because I grow my own. But I’ve wondered about this N Z thing too. At the peak of the season, in November, old Shetland sheep will sometimes go for £2 each at the market here. If they’re hung for a week at ambient temperature they are superb eating and more flavoursome than lamb. People buy them for dog food.
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Our neighbours butcher at the slaughter house cuts lamb steaks very tasty. He says the trouble now is finding a trained butcher in the "old" cuts of meat as most new people into the butchery business are trained to do the cuts of meat that supermarkets want. Two work colleagues of mine each had a lamb from Jean and neither they or their wives had a clue what to do with neck of lamb and didn't even recognise a kidney
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Hen-Gen wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:07 pm
It’s not dear for me because I grow my own. But I’ve wondered about this N Z thing too. At the peak of the season, in November, old Shetland sheep will sometimes go for £2 each at the market here. If they’re hung for a week at ambient temperature they are superb eating and more flavoursome than lamb. People buy them for dog food.
OMG :o I am so shocked. It's scandalous what the supermarkets charge for lamb. 6 thin, measly, cutlets would be around £8 and dread to think what those huge lamb steaks would be, more than fillet steak I reckon. :lol: I wonder why it is so expensive.

Another thing, why do we only eat lamb? There's never mutton in the supermarket as far as I know. I don't frequent butchers shops, I don't even do the food shopping to be honest, the OH does it.
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Conditioning by marketing forces to eat lamb, especially New Zealand lamb.
I work with Muslim and Africans and they both eat mutton rather than lamb as it is perfect for slow cooking.
We get all our meat from our neighbour and we are amazed when we see the prices supermarkets charge. Another farmer used to supply eggs to Sainsburys, when they cut the price to him down to 5p an egg, he told them he couldn't feed and maintain hens healthily on that price. Their response was "well we can get them for that and less from Europe"
Talking of marketing ploys, Danish bacon was another clever one., persuading us it was so much better than any other.
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