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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:13 pm 
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I just watched the advert for Asda's butchers.
They showed them grading turkeys, then trimming all the fat off a joint of beef.
"Well thats that f*cked then" I thought. :roll:

Who the hell wants beef with no fat just so it can dry out ?
Cook the bastard with the fat on and then cut it off if you dont want it.
Whats so bloody difficult about that ?

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Yes milord, a covering of fat is useful to avoid drying out (ask any Bongo) and it would be wrong to trim it all off. The thing is though that the public don't like paying a lot of money for fat that's going to be trimmed off, especially for relatively expensive things like lamb chops, and we get a lot of positive comments about the lamb we supply, where the fat covering on the chops is normally only about 3-5 mm. Paying £12/kilo for lamb chops with 3/4" of fat on them, and with the eye muscle only 2" across really doesn't go down very well.
We once sent a couple of ewes out for mutton too soon after lactation when they'd got very little fat on their backs: for a start the carcases wouldn't stand hanging for the full three weeks, because they were drying out, and then the joints were difficult to cook without much fat on as well.


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the moral of this story is buy you meat from a proper butchers not a poxy supermarket :wink:

the supermarkets are now patting themselves on the back for hanging beef for 2 weeks for extra tenderness !

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Of all the supermarkets, i wont buy meat in asda, tried once, it was roadkill. Morrisons best of the bunch IMO, followed by ALDI on my recent purchasing.

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