• Mutton Chops
  • Mutton Chops
  • Mutton Chops
  • Mutton Chops

Mutton Chops 4 x 120g

£12.00

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  • 4 x 120g chops in each pack (approx.)

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  • Suitable for freezing
  • Delivered fresh
  • Grass-fed
  • Native breed
  • Cook on the BBQ

Product description

⭐⭐ great taste® 2023

Mutton's popularity waned in the late 20th century as the desire for the more tender and subtle flavours of spring lamb grabbed our attention. However, we're delighted to see that mutton has made a triumphant return into the culinary conscience of the nation. The flavour of mutton* chops is rich, gamy and a perfect match for punchy garnishes. Expertly cut from the saddle of the beast by our team of highly skilled butchers, mutton chops are best eaten when cooked medium to medium-rare.

Chef George Ryle inspires:
"Mutton is back, baby! From older ewes, that have spent their lives grazing on the diverse pasture of the lush, green pastures of the Yorkshire Dales.

Mutton chops will be excellent over the hot coals of a barbecue; let the fat render as much as possible. Serve with a Greek salad of perfectly ripe, summer tomatoes, deseeded cucumber, red onion and Kalamata olives adorned with a crumbling of barrel-aged feta. Marinated overnight in yoghurt, garlic, chilli and cumin, amongst other things, and then onto the hot grill, mutton chops are a real treat.

Aside from the BBQ, mutton chops are perfect for pan roasting; take time to render down some of the fat though. Serve with French beans braised with garlic, tomato and a dressing of Kalamata olives and fresh oregano for a distinctly Mediterranean slant. Or crushed, root vegetables and a pie shop inspired mint sauce for something a little more British."

great taste® commented:
"These chops are beautifully presented and with an incredible colour. The judges love the complexity of flavour without the overwhelming gamey/meaty flavours which can dominate older sheep.

Theses are beautifully seared chops with ample golden fat and a delightfully enticing, deep aroma. The meat and fat are deeply flavourful, sweet and grassy and greatly enjoyable.

This has a great meaty mutton aroma and the meat to fat ratio is good. It is very moist and juicy in the mouth, with an almost gamey flavour. You can tell it has been aged by the depth of flavour, a light grassy taste associated with lamb. The fat is also very flavoursome.

The chops look very appetising, especially with the balance of fat to meat, meaning they are a good size. The meat and fat are soft and tender with a good depth of flavour.

This is beautifully tender, sweet meat, with a complex, rich lamb flavour. They are succulent chops and a delight to taste."

*By virtue of its 2+ years of age spent living wild and free on the Yorkshire Dales, our heritage breed mutton has a full and rich flavour, characterised by an entirely natural diet of grasses, herbs and heather; this unique taste is its crowning glory. Swaledale Mutton Chops are Always Fresh Never Frozen®, expertly butchered to order, vacuum packed, and shipped in recyclable packaging to arrive safely insulated and ready to enjoy.

Ingredients

Grass-fed mutton.

Cooking advice

  1. Take mutton chops out of fridge, remove packaging, pat dry with kitchen paper, pop on a plate and allow to reach room temperature
  2. Oil* the chops and season generously with coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper
  3. Heat a non-stick pan or cast iron skillet over a low to moderate heat
  4. Place the mutton chops rind down to the dry pan, balanced against one another and let the fat render for approx. 5 mins
  5. Now turn the heat up to full blast and once pan is smoking turn the chops onto their sides and turn the heat down slightly
  6. Cook for 90 seconds, resisting the urge to move the chops about - a rich golden crust should have formed
  7. Repeat on the other side then turn every 30 seconds or so for a total cooking time of 4-6 minutes**
  8. Remove from pan and rest for 6 mins

*Select an oil with a high smoking point and neutral flavour

**Swaledale Mutton Chops are best eaten medium to medium-rare

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