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Old 05-04-2010, 11:06 AM
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I bought Leg of Lamb from my local Asda on Saturday which had a very strange smell when roasting on Sunday. After tasting a piece I believe there is definately something wrong with it and I am about to take it back. The awful thing is we had 9 people for Easter Sunday lunch which was completely ruined and we ended up having tuna salad !! Just wondering if anyone else had any problems with lamb bought from Asda this weekend.
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Old 05-04-2010, 11:28 AM
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Which store was it?
We bought a rack of lamb from Wembley and it was fine when we ate it yesterday.
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Old 05-04-2010, 3:22 PM
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Which store was it?
We bought a rack of lamb from Wembley and it was fine when we ate it yesterday.
I wonder what the chances are that both you and the OP bought your lamb from the same store?
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I wonder what the chances are that both you and the OP bought your lamb from the same store?
About 1 in 270
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Old 05-04-2010, 4:34 PM
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Might have been one of these sheep http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...rts-claim.html
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I wonder what the chances are that both you and the OP bought your lamb from the same store?
Pretty slim I reckon but the question was

"Just wondering if anyone else had any problems with lamb bought from Asda this weekend."

Which I read as Asda in general rather than store specific!
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Old 05-04-2010, 6:09 PM
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I had a very similar experience yesterday - although my lamb was from Sainsburys. I bought it a few weeks ago and put it straight into the freezer, defrosted it on Saturday to cook for family yesterday. Throughout cooking it did smell a bit unusual and had a very strong taste (more like mutton) - I got my husband to check it was edible and he said it just seemed very strong - I had to serve it cos had nothing else!!
Hopefully my guests haven't come down with anything nasty - we all seem ok!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 8:01 PM
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Our Lamb from Sainsburys smelled funny, tasted ok tho
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Not meaning to sound like a food snob but I never buy any meat from Supermarkets apart from meat for sarnies.
I prefer to buy mine from my butchers in my town.Much better service,I can see the meat before I buy it as opposed to it being wrapped in polystrene & film,which make the meat sweat.
It's also more traceable with less food miles,properly hung if required & for Christmas,I get my duck & pheasant from there too.
I also find it cheaper buying from my butcher too,
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Old 05-04-2010, 8:26 PM
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I've had cheese from Asda that has gone mouldy well in the sealed pack well before the best-before date.

I know this doesn't help the OP, just wanted to say it!
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I also find it cheaper buying from my butcher too,
The lamb we got was half price local butchers cant get close when they have there offers on meat like that at the supermarkets.

Apart from when the have offers on we buy from the butchers, luckily around here we are spoilt for choice there are quite a few decent butchers locally

Im off tomorrow to get some Lincolnshire Red steak from one of the farm butchers
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iv had chicken from asda that has been moldy...green and honking...horrible
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iv had chicken from asda that has been moldy...green and honking...horrible
maybe theyre trying to colour code it to their logo?
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The lamb we got was half price local butchers cant get close when they have there offers on meat like that at the supermarkets.

Apart from when the have offers on we buy from the butchers, luckily around here we are spoilt for choice there are quite a few decent butchers locally

Im off tomorrow to get some Lincolnshire Red steak from one of the farm butchers
Same here,we have two excellent butchers in the town as well as another couple of ones in the next town over,plus the are 3 farm shops in a 6 mile radius of my home that rear,butcher & sell their own meat & poultry.

Ironically,fish on the other hand,is a different matterThe is only one fishmonger within 30 miles of my home!Considering I live a stones throw from the Irish Sea,you'd think the'd be more...
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frozen half legs at Lidl are delicious, nicer than any Butcher/supermarket meat Ive ever had. Its also incredibly cheap.
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They had run out at our local store so I went to the local butcher instead
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Not meaning to sound like a food snob but I never buy any meat from Supermarkets apart from meat for sarnies.
I prefer to buy mine from my butchers in my town.Much better service,I can see the meat before I buy it as opposed to it being wrapped in polystrene & film,which make the meat sweat.
It's also more traceable with less food miles,properly hung if required & for Christmas,I get my duck & pheasant from there too.
I also find it cheaper buying from my butcher too,
I used to buy my meat from butchers as well but more and more local butchers seem to have poor standards of hygiene on the premises. My local butchers was closed because of a rat problem and i've heard similar stories about other butchers in the area. I've therefore gone to supermarkets as they tend to have better standards of hygiene and cleanliness!
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Our Lamb from Sainsburys smelled funny, tasted ok tho
Was it the vacuum packed half price one?

These are best opened a good 15 mins before cooking, the smell is a result of the packaging and soon disappears.
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IMHO cheap shouldn't be a reason to buy food. Genetic modifying, using corn to feed herbivores, factory farming, and poor factory working conditions aren't money saving

Besides Free Range happy lambs taste delicious with mint sauce
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