Monday 18 December 2017

How meat prices and cuts compare

BEEF

Fillet steak ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ..€50 per kilo

Prime rib on the bone ... ... ...€18 per kilo

Brisket (breast) ... ... ... ... ...€8.90 per kilo

Beef cheeks ... ... ... ... ... ... ... €6.90 per kilo

Oxtail ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... .. ... ... €5.90 per tail

Ox heart or tongue ... ... ... ... ... ... €4 each

LAMB

Loin of lamb ... ... .€23 per kilo, trimmed

Rack of lamb ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... €18 per kilo

Leg of lamb ... ... ... ... ... .. ... €14.90 per kilo

(average leg 2.4 kilo)

Boneless shoulder ... ... ... €13.90 per kilo

Lamb's sweetbreads ... . €7.90 per kilo

Lamb's liver ... ... ... ... ... .. ... €6.90 per kilo

Shank of lamb ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... €3 each

Lamb's tongue ... ... ... ... .. ... ... ... ... €1 each

Lamb's kidneys ... ... ... ... . ... ... €0.40 each

GAME

Rabbit ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... €5 each

Pigeon ... ... ... ... ... ... ... €2.50/€3.00 each

Pheasant ... ... ... ... ... ... ... . ... ... ... ... ... €8 each

PORK

Pig's trotters ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... €1 each

Prices provided by Barry King of The Steak Shop, Trafalgar Road, Greystones, Co Wicklow, who specialises in dry-aged beef. Mr King advises that cheaper cuts of meat need slow braising to develop tenderness and flavour.

Irish Independent

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