[Dallas] Where can I buy lamb?
So after watching Pepin's cooking DVD, my boyfriend and I want to get a bone-in leg of lamb to play around with. We visited the butcher shop on Oak Lawn and they have boneless leg of lamb and it was kind of pricey (9.99/lb). They have boneless and partially bone-in (I think 6.99/lb) at Whole Foods. They don't have it at Costco, but Costco.com will ship a leg of lamb to you. The Costco.com one is fancy no-hormone, free-range, vegetarian lamb so of course it was expensive. Any idea where else can I find good lamb in Dallas? I'm probably going to try central market next. It's been on the top of my list of place to look but just haven't had a chance to stop by yet.
The other pertinent lamb question (we like lamb a lot): I've been looking for lamb meat with skin on. It's for a Taiwanese lamb stew that we love and miss. At H-mart, they have good old lamb stew meat which was skinless. I live near Love Field airport so I haven't gone up to Plano to check in the big Asian supermarkets up there yet. Have any of you come across any (preferably cubed) lamb with skin on up in Plano (or anywhere in/near Dallas)? I'm reluctant to drive up there without knowing for sure I'll get something since it's really quite a trek for us to go up.
You can try Rudolph's in Deep Ellum or Jimmy's Food Store on Bryan (and Haskell, perhaps?) Although I don't think either are open on the weekends, so won't be able to get it for easter (i know Jimmy's was taking special orders for easter lambs). cheers
I just picked up a boneless leg of lamb at costco for 3.99/#. It was not in their standard meat section but on an end cap. Just ask their butcher.
It may depend on the area you're in, but the Colleyville Albertson's used to carry bone-in lol - that was about 2 years ago.
You might try some of the ethnic grocers, like the many Indian stores. I know they all carry goat and lamb. I am positive they would be the least expensive. There is an Indian Supermarket at 9400 North MacArthur, its a nice place. Also check the Mexican grocers. They all have butchers on staff and can do special orders if they do not carry what you need. They are also good for whole pig.
Also the Lebanese or Middle Eastern grocer would more than likely have the lamb. Try World Food Imports 13434 Floyd Circle. Hard to find but worth it. Its sort of behind TI in Richardson. They make fresh pita and have other cool foodie items that you will enjoy.
Hope this helps... I know it will save you money and give you an excellent resource for hard to find items for the good cook.