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Cleaning a Leg of Lamb-- help please!!

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Cleaning a Leg of Lamb-- help please!!

globalgourmand | Dec 30, 2009 09:22 AM

I have a whole leg of lamb that I bought frozen from a local farm. I have been "cleaning" it for probably an hour now, trying to remove the fat and silverskin, but I feel like I'm hardly getting anywhere! Every time I remove a big patch of silverskin, I feel like there's another below it! Where do I stop? Should I just cut straight to the meat instead of trimming it delicately, trying to keep most of the meat intact?

I should mention it is still partially frozen. Would letting it thaw completely have made this task easier?

I've never really cleaned a piece of meat like this. It looks like the fat and silverskin go in sheets toward the center of the meat. I don't want to hack it up and have this ugly, dried out roast! Am I just babying it too much? I'm frustrated enough to start cutting off chunks-- should I?

Prompt answers appreciated!

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