Saddle of Mutton

Traditionally, Saddle of Mutton was one of the great English dishes. Today, it serves as an affordable cut of meat that can be transformed into a dinner party favourite!

Saddle of Mutton

1 saddle of Mutton, flank still attached
2 tsp sea salt flakes
2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch of red chicory to serve, washed and stems trimmed

Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius fan forced.

Heat a large oven proof dish over medium heat on the stove and allow to come to temperature for 3-4 minutes, Season the mutton with salt and olive before sealing in the preheated pan until golden brown, 7-8 minutes. Before placing the saddle into the oven be sure to tuck the flanks under the cut of meat. Cook for 40 minutes or until the internal temperature is 46-48 degrees Celsius when probed. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving, this will cook the meat to a medium rare.

Serve the Mutton with red chicory simply dressed in extra virgin olive oil.


Find everything you need to create your own saddle of mutton at the following Queen Vic Market traders.

Queen Vic Gourmet Meats (Meat Hall): Mutton
Vic Market Organics (Shed I): Red chicory


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