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#1 Sun 03 Jun 07 11:15am


Occupation Aquaculture
From Australia
Member since Sat 10 Jul 04

Corned Mutton Recipe Inspiration...

Hi there,

I'm a massive fan of corned beef , hmm..with white sauce, mashed potato and broccoli..not much can beat it.  wink

..but, I have it quite a bit.  A month or two back I branched out and had pickled pork...same cooking method, just as nice.

This time, I went for a corned mutton.  I've never had it before.  Do I cook the same way as corned beef?  I usually add a bay leaf or two, brown sugar, vinegar, peppercorns, carrot, celery and onion to the water when I cook a corned beef.  What about mutton?  would these additions to the water suit mutton?

I would love any ideas..



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#2 Mon 04 Jun 07 11:03am


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Occupation Growing things
From Up the garden path...Tasmania
Member since Thu 02 Sep 04

Re: Corned Mutton Recipe Inspiration...

Hi Ashai,

Have not cooked this myself.

          Boiled Gigot of Lamb or Mutton     
Ingredients :

1    x    Leg lamb or mutton, 4 - 5 lbs
2    lrg    Onions
2    x    Carrots
1    sprg    rosemary
1    sprg    parsley
1    sprg    thyme
1    x    Bay leaf
6    x    Black peppercorns
         Milk to cover
         Salt to taste
2    tbl    Flour
2    tbl    Butter
3    tbl    Capers and caper juice
1 1/2    pt    Warm milk stock from
         Lamb, fat skimmed off
         Salt and pepper to taste

    Method :

     Remove all surplus fat from the meat.
     Place in a deep saucepan, fill pan to 3/4s full with milk.
     Add sliced onions, carrots, herbs; season to taste.
    Cover, bring gently to a boil.
     Simmer very gently, 2 - 3 hours or until meat is tender.
    Take out meat, keep hot.

     Skim fat from milk; strain off 3 cups for sauce.
     Sauce: Melt butter in a pan, stir in flour, cook 1 minute.
     Add 3 cups warm milk stock.
     Stir constantly to prevent lumps.
     Add capers and juice (1 tbsp).
     Stir again until well-mixed and creamy.

    NOTES : 'Gigot' is the French word for a leg of mutton and was adopted by the Scots during the days of the 'Auld (old) Alliance' with France. As part of the treaty all Scots became French citizens and all French people became citizens of Scotland. This concession was repealed at the beginning of the 20th century. This dish is traditionally cooked by boiling lamb or mutton with carrots and turnips but the variation given here is delicious, especially for older meat.

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#3 Mon 04 Jun 07 4:34pm


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Occupation Retired Clergy & Computer Consultant
From Bradford, West Yorks
Member since Mon 03 Jul 06

Re: Corned Mutton Recipe Inspiration...

Is this tinned corned beef and mutton, or the real thing.

The tinned products are quite like a rough shredded pate, while the real corned beef and mutton are whole pieces of meat, preserved by salting with large "corns" of salt.

The tinned product bears little resemblance to the real thing when it comes to cooking - hence the question!

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#4 Mon 04 Jun 07 8:30pm


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From Switzerland
Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Corned Mutton Recipe Inspiration...

I think in Australia corned beef also refers to either silverside or topside.  Are you looking for recipes for these cuts?

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#5 Tue 05 Jun 07 12:17am


Occupation Aquaculture
From Australia
Member since Sat 10 Jul 04

Re: Corned Mutton Recipe Inspiration...

Hi all,

Thanks for your replies

Shammrok, thanks for the recipe.  As I expected its pretty much the same as we'd use for a corned beef.  i notice no vinegar though..I 'll try it without and see how I go  crossed

GeoffP,  it's the real deal, not tinned.  I usually by a corned beef, but they had a few corned muttons this time.  I always like to try new things, so I thought I'd give this a go. 

Anna, I cook corned beef / silverside regularly and have a few recipes for these already.  Although...I have always wanted to try a corned beef with perhaps an orange flavour to it might try adding a whole orange to the water next time...

I just wasn't sure whether or not a corned mutton requires the same cooking method (i.e flavurings added to the water in which its boiled) as a corned beef.

I'll cook soon, and let you all know how it went.


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#6 Mon 03 Sep 07 2:57am


From Trinidad
Member since Mon 16 Apr 07

Re: Corned Mutton Recipe Inspiration...

any ideas for the tinned corned mutton??


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