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From Twitter 03-19-2010 [Mar. 20th, 2010|04:01 am]
e_moon60

  • 08:04:56: Working on CE questions from UK Gird/Luap book & revisions on Kings for US ed.
  • 17:50:33: It's a lot easier to fabricate a carcass with a really good meat saw. And an electric meat grinder. Lamb chops for supper.
  • 17:52:12: Though not all the lamb chops came out the same thickness, due to the inexperience of the operator (that would be me.)
  • 22:42:23: Lamb chops--cooked in cast-iron skillet with a little wine...next time more herbs...but really good.
  • 23:17:58: Maybe, just possibly, I figured out why the scene I'm working on is so stuck. Note to self, and then bed, because I need dawn-brain for it.

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[User Picture]From: jenrose1
2010-03-20 11:47 am (UTC)
I grind mustard, add smoked paprika and nuts plus whatever else I feel like grinding (common things include coriander, fenugreek) and dredge the lamb in that. So good, done on a griddle to medium rare.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-03-21 08:52 pm (UTC)
Never thought of paprika, mustard, and nuts...might try that with the ground lamb. Ever use allspice? I used to add a little of that to flavor ground beef.
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[User Picture]From: jenrose1
2010-03-21 11:52 pm (UTC)
Haven't tried allspice. For ground lamb I go with the sweet spices though, garam masala if I can get it.

We had a mustard/pumpkin seed rack of lamb at a nice restaurant and I've been doing variations ever since. One of the best things I've ever eaten.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-03-21 11:59 pm (UTC)
I'm just not that fond of sweet with meat...except the spiced pear glaze I sometimes use with ham.

I was thinking crushed pine nuts with the mustard, maybe.

Today's curry expanded again, another big can of diced tomatoes, then sauteed onion, garlic, celery, carrots, more curry paste. In its first incarnation, I'd also used a small can of tomatoes & green chilis. The family was happy with it.
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[User Picture]From: martianmooncrab
2010-03-20 07:36 pm (UTC)
to fabricate a carcass with a really good meat saw

having this mental picture of cutting up and reassembling to make a more attractive carcass...
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-03-21 03:19 am (UTC)
Some years ago, when we were approaching our first intentional episode (not counting poor Nameless Heifer, who broke her leg in a hole), my husband looked up "butchery" and discovered that the professional term for disassembly was fabrication. Apparently because the butcher was creating, or fabricating, the cuts of meat seen in stores--or that's what we guessed.

So we use the term both out of respect for the very real skill of professionals who do this for a living and from the awareness that this has to be the most unusual "fabrication" around.

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[User Picture]From: martianmooncrab
2010-03-21 08:19 am (UTC)
I knew if I looked up the word, it would mean that in one of its definitions, because I know you wouldnt be abusing words.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2010-03-21 08:53 pm (UTC)
I didn't check to see if it was in the dictionary with that meaning--lots of occupational word uses take a long time to come to the attention of people outside that occupation.
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