A 6-bone rack, cut from the best end of the loin from these outstanding, pure breed Swaledale hoggets*. Cooking a rack of hogget requires, for best results, an attentive eye and a touch of patience. The fat needs to be well rendered and the meat best at a blushing pink. We remove the chine bone for simple carving and so that you may use the bone to make a cracking sauce.
Chef George Ryle inspires:
"Cook the rack on a BBQ, as well as some whole aubergines. Let the aubergine skin char a little and absorb some of the aroma from the smouldering coals, before scooping out the flesh and seasoning with garlic, plenty of good olive oil and lemon juice. Carve the hogget and serve with a dressing of fresh oregano, garlic and lemon. A salad of raw sliced courgettes, mint and shaved pecorino on the side.
Or roast the rack in the more classic style; first in a pan, then finished in a low oven, basting frequently. Serve with a warm dish of lentils braised in white wine and stock and Swiss chard cooked with garlic, capers and olive oil."
*Hogget are yearling lambs, aged 12-24 months that are left to develop and fatten naturally on the rich, nutrient dense grass of the spring and summer months. Grown in the way nature intended, and left to mature at their own pace, hogget is a testament to the superior quality, taste and texture of native breed meat. The meat from a hogget sits nicely between that of lamb and mutton; with a more pronounced and evolved flavour than lamb but far more tender than mutton, it truly is fantastic meat to cook with. Rack of hogget is Always Fresh Never Frozen®, butchered to order, vacuum packed, and shipped in recyclable packaging to arrive safely insulated and ready to enjoy.
Always Fresh Never Frozen®
Orders received before 9am are freshly prepared and shipped DPD for next day delivery. We serve the whole of the UK excluding Channel Islands, Northern Ireland, and some parts of Scotland.
Our meat has been celebrated in Britain's best restaurant kitchens for over ten years. There are many who claim to work with native breed farmers, but few who can prove it.
Sustainable & traceable
We have partnerships with selected farms and work with carefully selected local abattoirs so we have confidence in the welfare of the animals and full traceability of all our products.