was at my butcher today putting in an order for my super bowl wings and noticed him asking the woman ahead of me if she wanted the lamb's head along with the rest of her mean, she shook her head no and he tossed it.
i'm thinking that's free food right there for me, and there's got to be some good eats on the head & face.
any recs on some different ways to approach this?
Many years ago I raised sheep. I had a Greek friend whose YaYa (Grandmother) was about 85 years old at the time. Every year they asked for a lambs head and my friend's YaYa would make an Easter soup. Unfortunately I wasn't very adventurous food wise at the time and I never ate it. Maybe lambs heads are good for you - my friend's YaYa lived to 102.
My late father-in-law of Italian heritage traditionally would go to a Greek butcher for lamb's head around Easter. My late mother-in-law of the same heritage, but from a different Italian province, would prepare the head, but would not partake of it.
I, not being of Italian heritage, would not crave that particular body part. It could, however, make an interesting stock for soups and stews.