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Lamb half shoulders 3.98/kg at Morrisons
Lamb half shoulders 3.98/kg at Morrisons

Lamb half shoulders 3.98/kg at Morrisons

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Just picked up a half shoulder of lamb in Morrisons for 3.98/kg (mine was £3.90 for the joint). Not dirt cheap but deals on lamb seem few and far between aty the mo.
Don't know if it's only local tho.

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No, I saw it in Coventry too on Friday. Didn't think it worth buying though once the bone is taken into account it wasn't such a cheap meat buy, and I am eating so much more meat lately as I am on a low-carb diet!

(I bought their Rump steak at a good price, and have just eaten it a few minutes ago! Could have been longer hung for my liking, but hey, it was cheap)

As you say not many deals on lamb, I suppose the best time for good priced lamb is August and September, when it is also good flavoured too.

nihcaj;6499482

No, I saw it in Coventry too on Friday. Didn't think it worth buying … No, I saw it in Coventry too on Friday. Didn't think it worth buying though once the bone is taken into account it wasn't such a cheap meat buy, and I am eating so much more meat lately as I am on a low-carb diet! (I bought their Rump steak at a good price, and have just eaten it a few minutes ago! Could have been longer hung for my liking, but hey, it was cheap)As you say not many deals on lamb, I suppose the best time for good priced lamb is August and September, when it is also good flavoured too.



Shoulder of lamb on the bone is a beautiful joint. Cook it slowly 3 1/2 to 4 hours on a low heat (cover with foil) and all the meat just falls off the bone. :thumbsup:

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with you on that lawlost - much prefer shoulder to leg. Nice done in a slow cooker too. Tricky to get out tho - if you lift it by the bone you leave the meat behind :roll:

gimme a fillet of beef deal so i can cook ramsays beef wellington!

Was in morrisons today, saw the sign but can't find the meat!! And there were several others who were lurking around the cold cabinets looking as well.

Must be selling like hot cakes!

Half a shoulder of lamb? What happened to the other half ;-)

call me stupid but how many people would a joint serve (one say around £4 ish) difficult to tell when theres bone in it!

sanmarco5;6503194

call me stupid but how many people would a joint serve (one say around £4 … call me stupid but how many people would a joint serve (one say around £4 ish) difficult to tell when theres bone in it!



Depends on the weight (and people's appitite). We tend to slow cook the shoulder in the oven (till most of the fat has melted) until it's crispy on outside and meat very tender and falling off the bone!. I don't think 1 kg with a medium/small bone will go further than 2 possibly 3 adults, depending on which end of the shoulder it's cut from. TBH. Here's an easy one with pictures, based on Jamie Oliver's recipe...
dinnerdiary.org/200…mb/

My other half, got just under a kilo of l ean braising steak (£4.98 per kg) and made a delicious stew with dumplings, (with the help of Delia and a bottle or two of Ale in the pot). Easily fed 5 with some left over for next day. First time we'd tried meat from our newly opened Morrisons. Came out very tender and delicious, hardly any fat on it. Tip, the diced brasing steak was £7.98 a Kilo !, so save £3 a kilo by cutting it yourself!

Charlie Brown

Update: also found this for anyone looking for recipe inspiration :
morrisons.co.uk/Foo…es/

Lawlost;6501206

Shoulder of lamb on the bone is a beautiful joint. Cook it slowly 3 1/2 … Shoulder of lamb on the bone is a beautiful joint. Cook it slowly 3 1/2 to 4 hours on a low heat (cover with foil) and all the meat just falls off the bone. :thumbsup:



Yes, but the size of the bone makes shoulder more expensive than it would at first appear - add that to the higher fat content, and you need to buy more than you would think to get the equivalent amoutn of meat to say, leg. I agree it's a good flavour, but if you want it for other than roasting as-it-is, it is a chore to bone out too!
Therefore £4 /kg for shoulder isn't cheap enough for me to buy when other good meat offers are on the go, after all, last season's "offer" lamb pricers were around £4/kg for leg, although of course the "season" for good priced lamb is over now (another reason it's not the best of buys at the mo!)

charlie brown;6503682

Depends on the weight (and people's appitite).My other half, got just … Depends on the weight (and people's appitite).My other half, got just under a kilo of l ean braising steak (£4.98 per kg) and made a delicious stew with dumplings, (with the help of Delia and a bottle or two of Ale in the pot). Easily fed 5 with some left over for next day.



Wow.. I would see that as VERY small appetites!

I would tend to allow at least 8oz per peson (raw) (for 5 it's 2.5lb so a good bit OVER 1kg) with stewing/braising meat, (it tends to look mean at even that level!) and wouldn't expect any left! Just imagine going out for a steak... an 8oz steak isn't very big and stewing/braising meat shrinks far more than that!

nihcaj;6503834

Wow.. I would see that as VERY small appetites!I would tend to allow at … Wow.. I would see that as VERY small appetites!I would tend to allow at least 8oz per peson (raw) (for 5 it's 2.5lb so a good bit OVER 1kg) with stewing/braising meat, (it tends to look mean at even that level!) and wouldn't expect any left! Just imagine going out for a steak... an 8oz steak isn't very big and stewing/braising meat shrinks far more than that!



Sorry should have said for 4 not 5, (slip of the fingers :oops:). dont' forget the chunky veg and dumplings in stew filled appitite too, not sure how many oz of meat we each got tbh. checked with the other half, who spent ££4.70 on the braising steak. we had about two medium ish bowl fulls left, not sure how much of that was beef though!

Charlie Brown

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Agree that this isn't going to make a cheap family meal compared to other meats. Lamb probably never will! But it is my favourite meat and sadly for me, I can't often afford it. So when I can get it at a reasonable price I snap it up. More of an affordable treat than bargain, I guess.

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nihcaj;6503834

Wow.. I would see that as VERY small appetites!I would tend to allow at … Wow.. I would see that as VERY small appetites!I would tend to allow at least 8oz per peson (raw) (for 5 it's 2.5lb so a good bit OVER 1kg) with stewing/braising meat, (it tends to look mean at even that level!) and wouldn't expect any left! Just imagine going out for a steak... an 8oz steak isn't very big and stewing/braising meat shrinks far more than that!



Crikey you must be true carnivores! I don't think I could even finish an 8oz steak! I guess we're all different. In my really penniless days I used to make spaghetti bolognese with 1oz mince (and a tbls of oatmeal:thumbsup:) per person!

Apparently the WHO recommended portion size of meat, for healthy eating, is about the size of a deck of cards - I guess about 4oz - one quarter pounder burger for example. That's probably the amount we'd normally have as a family although guests always get bigger portions!

I plan to make my £3.90 half shoulder serve me, my DH and DD. Luckily my second DD is a vegetarian so there's more to go round!

pasquali;6524925

Crikey you must be true carnivores! I don't think I could even finish an … Crikey you must be true carnivores! I don't think I could even finish an 8oz steak!



Well I have had to BECOME a bit of a carnivore just recently... after 14 years of low fat, high carb eating.... I lost a lot of weight due to it, but it seems to have triggered off more problems than it cured over the past 5 years! My Insulin intolerance means I am now the opposite - and eating a Low Glycaemic Load diet, (much much much lower carb content) with more meat than I ever thought I could eat in a week every day! (Gets a bit boring all that meat actually, but the vastly improved wellness is making up for it!)

Still struggling with the thought of someone struggling with an 8oz steak though - my sister is 5'4" & 8st-wet-through, and could manage two!
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