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Goat or Lamb meat? Where can I get in South Dade?

What!?? That is awesome to know for a special event.

Goat or Lamb meat? Where can I get in South Dade?

I like to do a lot of Indian and Caribbean cooking. I am looking for a reasonable local supplier of goat or lamb (Preferably goat). I am in the Cutler Bay area. Are there any local butchers who provide this meat for around a $5/lb price point or less?

The best way to bake a cheap ass ham?

I buy the shank portion uncooked, smoked hams. Here is Miami they run about $1.30 a pound. I make sure I buy one with a generous layer of fat. I cut off any attached skin. Score the fat into diamond shapes and insert whole cloves in each diamond. I mix approx 1 1/2 cup of apple juice and one cup of water with about 1/3 cup of brown sugar.

I prepare a roasting pan with a rack on the bottom so that the ham does not sit in the liquid. I pour the juice/water/sugar mixture over the ham and then cover tightly with aluminum foil. I set the oven to 275 degrees and place the ham in the oven while it is preheating. I leave the ham in the oven for about 3 to 3 1/2 hours, depending on the size of the ham. My rule of thumb it is done when the shank bone begins to loosen but you can use a thermometer to make sure it has reached 160 degrees internally. You can baste twice but no more, you do not want to lose the steam.

Then I increase the temp to about 425, remove the foil and let the ham brown. Let it rest about 20-30 minutes and then carve.

My four year old asks for this ham about once a month, and both my husband's relatives and my relatives ask for it when I visit for the holidays. So it must be good. I like it.

Jan 13, 2012
BiscuitJones in Home Cooking

Other uses for peach syrup

I made some delicious peach syrup to use as an ice cream topping and am trying to come up with other uses for it. Simple really, the syrup consists of pureed fresh peaches, sugar, peach brandy and a little vanilla all simmered together for about 15 minutes until syrup coated the back of a spoon. Great on ice cream but, as far as other applications go, I am inspiration-deprived.

Jul 10, 2009
BiscuitJones in General Topics