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Butchering ages

Discussion in 'Everything Else Sheep' started by mystang89, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Aug 31, 2018
    mystang89

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    I've read in a few places there was a more mild taste in hair sheep but then also read that it all depends on how you cook them.
     
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    Mike CHS

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    I cook the younger sheep the same as I do any other type but the older ones I spend a bit more time. Sheep are leaner than beef and pork and take a different approach to cooking it. I slow cook a lot of cuts on my smoker and the tougher cuts like the shank roasts are done in our pressure cooker. We had leftover two year old sheep shank roast for lunch today and it was excellent.
     
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    mystang89

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    6am here and now I'm slobbering :drool
    Thanks a lot Mike:smack
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    Roving Jacobs

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    I did a whole shoulder from an older ram in my smoker with an herb rub and it was amazing. I could have just stood there and eaten it with my fingers if my family wasn't waiting for it.
     
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    Mike CHS

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    @Roving Jacobs It's too bad that we don't hear from more people that have actually eaten them rather than heard about the taste. :)
     
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    I only had lamb once, in a restaurant, and it was gamy. But I knew that I wanted sheep, just darn glad that my sheep taste good!
     
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    I was in Mongolia over the summer and they don't eat anything as lambs. They think it's crazy to eat a baby when you can eat an adult and get way more meat. They also prefer their sheep fatty and serve the fat separately sometimes, especially the tail fat from the fat tailed sheep they raise. I ate sheep or goat (not sure which most meals!) for 2-3 meals a day for two weeks and had no complaints.
     
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    mystang89

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    I never even thought about using the tails. Wander what it tastes like.
     
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    Baymule

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    What were you doing in Mongolia? Sounds like an adventure!
     
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    I'm getting my masters in biology and I went with a class. We stayed in gers (yurts) and visited with the nomadic people there. Didn't spot any of the wild cats we were looking for but I got to see a lot of sheep, goats, cows and horses. I felt right at home!
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