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I'm going to cook a bone-in leg of lamb... where do I get one?

popvulture Nov 15, 2011 11:52 AM

Trying to cross an item off of my cooking challenge list... leg of lamb. Does anybody have any advice as to where to get one? I'd imagine Whole Foods or Central Market, the former being more expensive, I bet. If there are any better/more economical places out there, I'm all ears. Organic is a plus.

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    korikoritx Nov 15, 2011 01:06 PM

    A few weeks ago, I was looking for a lamb shoulder and I'm pretty sure I saw bone-in leg of lamb at Costco. Not likely organic, but probably more economical than other options. I couldn't find the pork shoulder btw, so let me know if you've got any tips on that!

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    1. re: korikoritx
      shan Nov 15, 2011 03:18 PM

      There a guy at the downtown farmer's market on Saturdays that specializes in lamb. If he doesn't have one on hand, I'm sure you can reserve one

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        popvulture Nov 15, 2011 03:25 PM

        Do you know if he has a website? I could even just look myself if you happen to remember the name of his business.

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          shan Nov 15, 2011 06:24 PM

          It's Loncito's Lamb...

      2. re: korikoritx
        popvulture Nov 15, 2011 03:32 PM

        You mentioned pork shoulder and lamb shoulder, so I'm not sure which one you were looking for (maybe a typo?), but if it was pork, I'd definitely get in touch with Richardson Farms. You can order online with them, or they have several locations that sell their meats. Here's the url: http://richardsonfarms.com/Meats.htm

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          popvulture Nov 15, 2011 03:34 PM

          I hit reply to korikoritx's post, but somehow ended up down here at the bottom. Just so you know, that previous response was for you.

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            korikoritx Nov 15, 2011 03:57 PM

            I meant lamb shoulder, but thanks for the tip on the pork shoulder...

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          sqwertz Nov 15, 2011 05:41 PM

          CostCo carries boneless leg of lamb from NZ and lamb loin chops. They always have pork shoulder, also boneless, and possibly labelled pork butt. It's the biggest package of meat they carry - 2 to a package, about $1.95/lb (about $35/package. The pork shoulder is the best commercial pork in town.

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          chrisdds98 Nov 15, 2011 03:43 PM

          Indian grocery stores usually have this... check out the places on N Lamar

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            sqwertz Nov 15, 2011 03:47 PM

            It's not bone-in, but the boneless legs at CostCo are considered by many as the best lamb available in Austin. Whichever route you go, I would highly suggest finding a New Zealand Leg as opposed to to a domestic lamb leg. That is, if you know you like lamb. I'm toying with the idea of getting a whole Argentinian mutton (cut into 6 pieces) from Restaurant Depot ($100).


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              achtungpv Nov 16, 2011 10:32 AM

              Pretty sure you can get it at the Circle C HEB.

              1. Joe MacBu Nov 17, 2011 12:03 AM

                McGeary Farm at the Saturday Barton Creek Farmers Market has grass fed lamb. You should be able to request a bone-in leg.

                1. Joe MacBu Dec 22, 2011 11:25 AM

                  Long Horn Meats on MLK has bone-in leg of lamb for $4.89/lb.

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