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lizisinflatbush Mar 18, 2010 06:25 AM

So, my fiance wants to try REAL mutton. He's not interested in the lamb-dressed-as-mutton at Keens, delicious though it may be...

Anyone have any suggestions?

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    gutsofsteel RE: lizisinflatbush Mar 18, 2010 09:24 AM

    You will likely not find real mutton in NYC...

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      Peter Cherches RE: gutsofsteel Mar 18, 2010 12:33 PM

      My taste buds can assure you that it's real mutton in the dumplings at Great Northern in Flushing, and I'm sure there are Pakistani places that use real mutton somewhere in the city.


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      gavspen RE: lizisinflatbush Mar 18, 2010 09:58 AM

      If you want to prepare it yourself, rumor has it that you can buy it here http://www.dairysheepfarm.com/ (they're at the Union Square Greenmarket ) although I dont see it on the website.

      As for a restaurant, you'd think that there would have to be some well hidden ethnic joint serving it somewhere but I havent found it yet. Sorry. Guts may well be correct.

      Union Square Greenmarket
      Broadway and E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

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        gavspen RE: lizisinflatbush Mar 18, 2010 10:06 AM

        Just found this though. http://gotham2go.com/index.php/20/7/177 or http://tinyurl.com/yjptwmb

        In a curry though, I'm not sure you'd taste much difference. What you want is a nice roasted leg, the kind me muvver used to make. That, is going to be a tall order unless you cook it yourself.

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          jptcu RE: gavspen Mar 18, 2010 01:23 PM

          In India "mutton" generally means goat

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            gavspen RE: jptcu Mar 18, 2010 03:35 PM

            I had wondered about that. What about Pakistani, as PCherches suggests?

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              Wilfrid RE: gavspen Mar 18, 2010 07:36 PM

              That's the problem. Unless you are going to a place where the staff are really clear that you want aged lamb and not goat, the Indo-Pakistan tip might be a wash-out. I'd encourage you to just go eat some goat.

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          Jessicahh RE: lizisinflatbush Apr 5, 2010 12:24 PM

          I am sorry to say that I have been looking for mutton for two years, and have had zero luck. I have tried nearly every specialty butcher shop in town, as well as trying the odder , more ethnic food palaces, and everyone tells me the same thing--nobody eats it, you can't find it, they can't even order it. I am not saying it's impossible--but I have been unable to get my hands on it.

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            emsny RE: Jessicahh Apr 5, 2010 12:52 PM

            Gavspen, above, is correct that Three Corner Field Farm sells mutton at the Union Square farmers' market.

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              EV_Eats RE: emsny Apr 8, 2010 12:57 PM

              This might be a shot in the dark, but Dickson's Meat in Chelsea Market might have mutton. If not them, the Meat Hook in BK should do...

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