Ground lamb in Brooklyn?
Anyone care to recommend a good butcher shop where I can find ground lamb? I generally purchase my meat at italian pork stores in Bensonhurt/Dyker Heights and they usually don't carry ground lamb (though I'm sure they'd special order it for me). I know I pass loads of Halal butcher shops, anyone have any favorites that grind their lamb fresh?
This thread has a few recommendations for Halal butcher shops. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/885003. Maybe some of the larger halal grocery stores on Fifth Ave 60s-70s would carry packaged ground lamb.
Non-halal full service butchers should also be able to fresh grind you your lamb if they carry it..
I was looking for ground lamb last Saturday at the GAP farmers market and ground lamb is around $13-14 per pound. from one of the vendors, very pricy.
I bought a boned leg at costco and ground the portion I needed myself at a fraction of that cost.You could also bone out some grocery store shoulder chops. I used my Kitchenaid meat grinder but a food processor would be fine.
re: jen kalb
I prefer ground shoulder to leg, as I find the leg dry. The halal butchers on church ave should have decent ground lamb.
I often get mine at Staubitz market because it's convenient for me. The ground lamb is excellent quality (and not too dry) and a decent price--around $5.99 a pound, I believe, which I guess is way better than the farmer's market.
I don't know about your area, but I'd have to think that just about any full service butcher would grind the lamb for you, to order.
Isn't that why they exist?