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Old 07-28-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question How much is lamb?

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I am new to cooking lamb, I saw it in a cook book and thought I would give it a shot. How much is 8 lamb ribs. Since we are on the subject of how much things are, does anybody know also how much a 4 -6 pound duck is?

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Old 07-28-2005, 06:28 PM   #2
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Carver, around here, lamb is $8-12 a pound...when you can find it. Too rich for my blood.
Besides, I have what's left of 350 lbs of venison in my freezer from last fall. Goodness knows what it cost a pound...my husband says, "Don't Ask!"
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:29 PM   #3
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prices will vary by season and location. Lamb can be pricey (fancy cuts like a crown rack, or fine loin chops) It can also be moderate (shanks) or dirt cheap (shoulder chops and neck bones) THe fine quality is grand for roasting and grilling and will run as much as $8.99+ a pound. THe cheaper end can be as low as $1.59 a pound.

DUck tends to be sold frozen in my area and runs in the $2.99 + a pound range most of the time.

Good quality lamb is real nice med rare. Duck is all dark meat. Lamb goes well with garlic, rosemary, oregano, onion, mint, lemon. roast potatoes and a green.
Duck goes well with parsnip, orange, lingonberries, wild rice. Domestic duck tends to be fatty, so prick the skin as it roasts and drain off the fat. The skin will get nice and crispy.
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Old 07-28-2005, 06:32 PM   #4
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If you want to go the expensive route Allenbrothers.com has something you might want:

For Lamb:
http://www.allenbrothers.com/findPro...?categoryId=39

For Duck:
http://www.allenbrothers.com/findPro...?categoryId=33
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Carver, around here, lamb is $8-12 a pound...when you can find it. Too rich for my blood.
Besides, I have what's left of 350 lbs of venison in my freezer from last fall. Goodness knows what it cost a pound...my husband says, "Don't Ask!"

LOLOLOLOL! The deer is cheap.
It's the hunting that is expensive!!
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You got that right, pdswife. By the time you buy permits for 2 men for each season (we have 4 here in Southern Illinois), hunting gear, ammunition, etc, hunting is quite an investment.
But it's good bonding between my husband and the boy, and that is...Priceless.
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Going to a butcher and buying in quantity will save you a great deal of money. For me, going to the Eastern Market in Detroit saves sometimes near $4 to $5 per pound over going to the corner grocery store.

pdswife and Constance: Being a hunter myself, yes it's expensive, especially start up costs. But i figure for me, i've been hunting for 16 years and in 5 years my daughters will be hunting, but they have the equipment already . So i think i will break even, (finally) in about 10 years.
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Hello,
I am new to cooking lamb, I saw it in a cook book and thought I would give it a shot. How much is 8 lamb ribs. Since we are on the subject of how much things are, does anybody know also how much a 4 -6 pound duck is?
Why don't you contact your nearest supermarket/butcher and find out?
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why didn't i think of that

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Why don't you contact your nearest supermarket/butcher and find out?

Well, I could drive down to Kroger's but my jeep is in the repair shop. I feel stupid calling Kroger's and asking the customer service desk how much lamb and duck is. But, I did anyway. And of course the customer service desk acted like they didn't know, so they patched me through to the meat department. They never picked up the phone and instead of anybody helping me out they all acted like it wasn't their problem. so i thought i would get on here and just ask. and I have had a lot of good replies. so thanks to everybody who actually helped out.
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Well, I could drive down to Kroger's but my jeep is in the repair shop. I feel stupid calling Kroger's and asking the customer service desk how much lamb and duck is. But, I did anyway. And of course the customer service desk acted like they didn't know, so they patched me through to the meat department. They never picked up the phone and instead of anybody helping me out they all acted like it wasn't their problem. so i thought i would get on here and just ask. and I have had a lot of good replies. so thanks to everybody who actually helped out.
Without knowing where you are located, how can anyone who may be relatively close to you help you to find out a price? Do you not realize that meat/seafood/produce etc. have different costs depending on where you live? Is Kroger's the ONLY place within close proximity to you that sells lamb or duck?

Now, if you had mentioned which city/state/county/etc. you are in, then maybe someone who lives there or close to you can actually let you know the prices in their area and then you could do a comparison. Sure you wrote it in your first post, but since you're the one asking for help, why would you make those who would try and help you have to research where you're from?

FYI 99.9% of stores that even HAVE a customer service department can either: a.) Look up the pricing on a computer system or b.) Call a clerk or manager to get a price check. If you had called them back, informed them that their meat department was not answering the phone and then asked them to do either a. or b. then they would've. That's their job. If you STILL encountered any problems with the customer service department then you could've asked to speak with a manager and he or she would've made sure that you got the price.
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