So at 2 and a bit - a poor old sheep - has been declared an old fart.
In New Zealand there is a phrase "Mutton dressed as lamb". This refers to an old woman dressing up like a teenager - and hanging out at the pub. It came from the idea - of some tight ass farmer - cooking a roast lamb - with all the sides - and trying to pass it of as lamb (when really it was tough old chewy mutton).
Ok - so that said - have you tried smoked mutton.
It is amazing - full of flavour - and incredible!
Here is a recipe:
Baked Smoked Mutton
(Meat is corned first)
- 1 smoked leg of mutton;
- 4 cups of water.
Drain ans weight mutton to calcualte cooking time, allowing 25 minutes per 500 grams.
Place in a large roasting dish and pur in water.
Cover with foil.
Bake at 180 degrees C for calcualted time - or until tender.
Remove and allow to cool.
Serve cold with cranberry and apple relish.