Some people steer clear of lamb chops; they do not think there is enough meat on them. In one town in Yorkshire they had the solution. A Barnsley Chop is a double chop best ultimately eaten with your hands. Don’t put on your best clothes if you want to tackle a Barnsley Chop. If you have a hungry family you will really need a rack of lamb to satisfy hearty appetites.
You will need to preheat the oven. You can cook a rack quickly at a high temperature but you will need to take it out of the oven when it is cooked and the oven is switched off because it will continue to cook as the oven cools.
You don’t want to burn the lamb and you can avoid that by sealing it using olive oil for a couple of minutes in a hot pan. The lamb can then be coated in a mixture of breadcrumbs, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper before being placed on the try for cooking. It won’t take much longer than 15 minutes but it is worth checking regularly after 10 or 12 minutes. Let them cool and serve.
It is a tasty alternative to doing a joint at the weekend and as you can see so much quicker. Either way the secret is in buying good quality meat from someone you can rely on. Many people have forsaken the local butcher for the convenience of the supermarket. Indeed it has resulted in less friendly family butchers in the high street. There is another alternative and that is to order online and have the meat delivered fresh to your door. Now that is convenience.
Companies like www.haloodies.co.uk began because they wanted to supply a specialist quality service to a section of the community that wanted halal meat for religious reasons. The market has broadened out since then with some people selecting halal because they feel it provides better flavour. There are those who always shop for organic food; now there are similar groups selecting halal.
Good suppliers will always be able to tell their customers the source of their meat. It will not come from any ‘battery orientated’ operation; free range is often seen as one of the keys to flavour.
The idea may be new to you but surely the concept of e-commerce is familiar. Most people buy something online these days even if it is just airline tickets. There is no different a procedure to select your meat online, pay via secure payment gateway and get your order delivered in line with the system the website has in place. There is no easier way to feed a hungry family as long as you can cook of course.
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