Tag: Mutton/Lamb

Lamb Hearts

A good butcher should be like the family fishmonger – once found, nurtured as a friend for keeps.

I’m lucky to have an excellent halal butcher just down the road from me. Bless him and his staff, their meat is always good … aye, but they’re not “bilingual” in the languages of butchery. (more…)


Mutton Nihari

My kind of meat stew – once tried in a Bradford restaurant, and not forgotten. The meat was a cheap (the best!) cut, cooked VERY long and slow to fall apart, with the bones for maximum flavour.

Served simply, with naan or chapati, and a garnish of fresh coriander leaves, slivers of ginger, and lemon wedges.

Scotch Broth

Classic winter warmer, infinitely variable but always warming the body, and comforting the soul.

Serve with a sprinkling of curly parsley. Aye, and a hunk of bread; “doorsteps” only please. Slices at least an inch thick. Butter them if you wish.

But …

  • no new-fangled fripperies like croutons here. ┬áIf you’re tempted, by all means make some, but consign them to the cat’s litter tray.
  • and no garlic. I love the stuff – but there are limits. I don’t care what it might add to the complex meld of flavours. Just not here, not ever.