Following my re-discovery of how much fun it is visiting the butchers, I went in search of some local vendors. Good reviews pointed us in the direction of Newport Pagnell to G J Douglas butchers; a little more inconvenient than the centralised supermarkets, but worth it for the bigger selection. G J Douglas were good because along with the spreads of cuts for you to pick out they also have packaged meat ready to go. Walking out with 1.5kg of chicken breasts for a tenner and a big smile on my face is definitely something I want to do again!
We also treated ourselves to more lamb, this time in the form of delicious minted lamb burgers… for 70p each!
Raita is the obvious choice to accompany lamb & mint, but sweet & creamy works a treat as well. Try a little mozzarella and sweet onion chutney.
Tip: choose smaller buns. Lamb loses a lot of fat under the grill so the burgers shrink down!