- Dry aged
Mutton is to lamb what beef is to veal. A good case can be made that mutton ought to be the main thing, while lamb a seasonal speciality - for this is precisely how it used to be. Sadly over the past 40 years it has virtually disappeared from our kitchens - and we’re in real danger of losing one of our iconic foods. Far from requiring marinating or slow cooking, it can be roasted and served pink, like the best cuts of prime beef. This mutton has been hung for 2+ weeks so will be mouth wateringly tender and full of flavour
Wrongly thought of as the poor man’s leg, the shoulder offers plenty of tender meat, albeit in a form that is not as easy to carve. The secret of success is a slightly longer, slower roast than you would give the leg, aiming for the meat that may still be pink close to the bone - but only just. A shoulder of mutton is the perfect join for even longer, slower cooking, in the method known as à la cuiller, because the meat is so tender it can be eaten with a spoon.
Best for: Slow cooking
Park Farm says
My son and I farm 300 acres of permanent pasture in the parish of Hawkhurst, Kent. It has always been our ethos to farm as much as possible in a way that supports and enhances our environment whilst producing fully traceable, quality native breed beef and lamb. The emphasis is firmly on traditional methods to provide grazing and winter feed for the livestock as well as supporting areas of wild flower meadows, natural habitat, woodland and ponds.
The farm participates in the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme; an ongoing conservation program, which rewards farmers for managing hedgerows and field boundaries to produce ideal habitats in which wildlife and flora can thrive. This has involved us in conservation and planting, enhancing around 30 acres of grass meadows to produce outstanding wildflower meadows and creating small areas of ‘owl pasture’ designed to appeal to small mammals, which in turn attract and sustain a thriving owl population.
Keep in original packaging & refrigerate 0-4C. Consume by use by (on front or pack) and within 1 day of opening. Suitable for freezing. Freeze on day of delivery. Defrost thoroughly and use within 24 hours, do not refreeze once thawed.
Minimum 4 days
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