August 18, 2011 at 9:49 pm #255569RommieMember
Seeking advice from ALSers who have ever eaten mutton – how does it differ to lamb in terms of both taste and cooking qualities?
I’m consolidating recipes at the moment and finding lots of delicious curries calling for lamb – but the price of lamb is a bit steep! You don’t need prime cuts for a slow-cooked curry of course, but I’m curious whether mutton would be any less expensive (although probably not as easy to find, although we do have a good butcher who could probably supply some).August 18, 2011 at 9:56 pm #506067mauziMember
Hi Rommie, At one year old lamb becomes hogget or two tooth, slightly tougher than lamb but actually more flavoursome. Mutton can be quite tough, hogget is probably more available but either would be OK for what you want to do. We used to use mutton in our cafe for a particular range of pies as the taste is fuller and better in some dishes than lamb.
MauziAugust 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm #506068BullseyeMember
Those pies sound delicious mauzi, lamb and mutton is, as well as goat (chevron), probably the tastiest of red meats. My favourites! 😛
Is goat meat expensive? I can’t even recall the last time I noticed it in the butchers.August 19, 2011 at 1:48 pm #506069RobyneMember
I like Mutton and hogget over lamb but am unable to get any where we live it all seems to be going OS.
I wrap the lag in alfoil and cook it for a longer period but then I like my meat well done not bleeding.
6 hogget chops
2 tblspn brown sugar
2 tblspn plain flour
2 tblspn vinegar
2 tblspns tomato sauce
1/4 teaspn ginger
1/2 teaspn curry powder
1/2 teaspn dry mustard
1/2 teaspn mixed spice
1 teaspn salt
pinch of peppere
1 1/2 cups water
2 tblspns sherry [op]
trim fat of chops and put in casserole. Mix the remaining ingreds tog and pour over the chops.Leave to marinate for 2-3 hours. Cover the casserole and bake in a moderately slow oven for 2 hours.
I have mixed all the ingredients and then frozen it so it marinates while freezing and defrosting, Its always on hand. Can be done with lamb chops but cook a shorter timeAugust 19, 2011 at 1:54 pm #506070AnjaMember
Both are wonderful, if done right!August 19, 2011 at 3:42 pm #506071RommieMember
Bullseye post=321197 wrote: Those pies sound delicious mauzi, lamb and mutton is, as well as goat (chevron), probably the tastiest of red meats. My favourites! 😛
Never eaten goat myself, but some Indian restaurants offer goat curry so one day I’m determined to give it a try! 😛
If mutton/hogget is a bit tougher, 8 to 10 hours in a slow cooker should do the trick?August 19, 2011 at 4:09 pm #506072BullseyeMember
As I understand it, regarding Indian cuisine, goat meat is often consumed for special occasions.
I reckon coz its taste is special. Yum! 😛August 19, 2011 at 4:58 pm #506073missy71Member
I sometimes see mutton being sold in the butcher at woolies but haven’t bought it there. you might want to ask your local butcher to see if he can source some for you instead. be careful, though, if there’s the slightest hint there is bound to be a ‘demand’ for it, the price is sure to sky rocket. we have a butcher here who charges $45 a kilo for venison/deer since he noticed some people are asking for it.August 19, 2011 at 5:10 pm #506074RobyneMember
I thought we were the only area that happened in, They know how to charge the locals. : 👿
Found Goat in the butchers at $7.95kilo a side was $54. Never seen it before down here but used to buy it when we lived in Vic in the Vicki market a lot cheaper then here.August 19, 2011 at 6:33 pm #506075BobbeeMember
Nothing wrong with mutton it is very tasty and must be cooked slower and longer than lamb my mum always said. We ate lots of mutton when I was a child because it was the cheaper version of lamb. :tup:
The name of the thread gave me a bit of a giggle because it reminded me of the saying “mutton dressed as lamb”, meaning an older woman (it never referred to a male) who was dressed in a fashion considered suitable for a much younger woman. :whistle:
I reckon there may have been a tinge of jealousy behind those nasty remarks. 😉
Bobbs :hug: :hug: :hug:August 19, 2011 at 6:42 pm #506076SteveKeymaster
Nothing wrong with mutton Bobbs! Can’t beat that bit of maturity can you! 😉
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I love mutton, lamb and goat. I have both lamb and goat in my freezer right now. I would have mutton to but I have never seen any for sale. When I was younger my mother use to do the more wonderful roast shoulder of mutton, she would put it on a rack and fill the bottom of the pan with two or so inches of water and cook it at a lower temp for a longer time…..
Oh and my marinated goat pieces cost $4.99kg. I’m going to wrap them all together in alfoil and roast them, then place them on top of a bed of rice with mixed veg.August 19, 2011 at 6:49 pm #506078BobbeeMember
Steve post=321226 wrote: Nothing wrong with mutton Bobbs! Can’t beat that bit of maturity can you! 😉
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Indeed Steve. :tup:
Of course some of us have a bit more than a bit of maturity if you get my meaning. 😛
I’ve heard of two tooth, I think Mauzi mentioned it, someone anyhoo, but long in the tooth is also a saying I remember. 😆
Bobbs :hug: :hug: :hug:
I’ve never tried goat Iduna but it has been mentioned a few times on this thread. Next time I see it I’ll buy some. $4.99kg is cheap meat. :woohoo: :woohoo:
Bobbs :hug: :hug: :hug:August 19, 2011 at 11:47 pm #506079casalentaMember
For my money mutton is vastly superior to lamb as it has a flavour, while most lamb is pretty tasteless. Mutton is tougher, and so you have to cook it slower, but it is divine, and well worth the extra cooking time. I’ve never seen it anywhere for sale, but when I’ve asked butchers I’ve found they will generally either have it or get it in for you. I had a problem with one, who sold me what he said was mutton, and when I got home I found it had a stamp that said it was lamb. The cuts of mutton you can get can also be a bit limited. If you have a local farmer’s market that might also be a good place to try.
I really hate the fact that most of the sheep that could be sold as mutton are sent overseas in hideous conditions on ships and then slaughtered in ways that can be quite barbaric. If more of us ask for mutton, perhaps that could change too.August 20, 2011 at 3:08 am #506080mauziMember
Bullseye, yep they were pretty special pies. Pies are one of DH’s specialities. People used to drive hours to get one for lunch and one guy used to fly his family from Tamworth at least once a fortnight for lunch – guess he really liked them 😀 😀 or wanted a good excuse to fly his plane Mmmm we will never know.
Goat meat is actually one of my favourite meats. It is really beautiful and lean as well. We had a dairy goat stud at our last place and the young males born were destined for the freezer (except for those sold for stud boys :D) Anyway, I could see why goat meat is very popular. I believe on a world scale, it is the most eaten meat.
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