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Pre-preparing meat for roasting

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PrettyCandles Wed 24-Nov-10 11:01:54

I have a boned shoulder of lamb, that I want to stuff and roast for dinner in two days' time. It is in a sealed wrapping and is dated for a week's time.

Can I stuff it today and let it sit in the fridge for two days until I cook it? Does unsealing the package change the use-by date?

tb Wed 24-Nov-10 12:36:33

You could prepare the stuffing and put it in the fridge. I don't think I'd stuff if until just before it was cooked.

The stuffing will absorb blood from the meat, which could possibly affect its keeping qualities.

bacon Wed 24-Nov-10 14:10:12

Im sure itll be fine. You can buy stuffed joints so in essence yr doing the same thing.

Love shoulder its sooooo tasty!

PrettyCandles Wed 24-Nov-10 14:42:56

I haven't cooked this before and I can't find the recipe now!

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