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Bone-In Lamb Shoulder?

Will Owen | Sep 24, 201104:36 PM

I used to get bone-in shoulder roasts fairly frequently in Nashville; I never did find a "butcher" (AKA Meat Department Guy) who could bone one, but although they're hard to carve and have a high bone-to-meat ratio they're so good to eat. Here, on the other hand, I'm finding boned shoulder, both frozen at places like Hawaii Supermarket (from China, about $8/lb) and fresh at Whole Foods (NZ I think, at $7/lb - go figure!). But I cannot find any bone-in shoulders. I've looked at Jon's in Glendale, assuming that a market with a heavily Middle-Eastern/Armenian clientele would have this, but no such luck. I'll start asking what real butchers I know of, but has anyone seen this anywhere on a regular basis? I'm dying to use one in a braise, and I want those bones in there!

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