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Started by Wombat on Sep 15, 2011 12:35:04 PM
Salmonella Corner

Salmonella Corner is that area in your supermarket where you can find reduced price food, about to pass the sell by date.

Detail your bargains here, and what you intend to do with them.

Wombat - 15 Sep 2011 12:37:11 (#1 of 1827)

I got a pack of 4 x 1 foot long sausages from Waitrose the other day. They were reduced from £4.99 to £2.99. Brilliant.

2 were shoved straight in freezer, and two were roasted on a bed of onions, tomatoes and courgette from the garden, garlic and herbs and a splash of red wine. All served with mash.

Totally delicious, and a bargain too.

schrodingerscat - 15 Sep 2011 12:38:38 (#2 of 1827)

The piece of brisket I mentioned is currently in the freezer and will come out at the weekend to be braised, very slowly with some stock, red wine, herbs, onions and carrots.

Wombat - 15 Sep 2011 12:39:40 (#3 of 1827)

And how much was it reduced?

I love hearing about bargains.

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schrodingerscat - 15 Sep 2011 12:41:41 (#5 of 1827)

Um, I paid £2.29 for it but can't remember what the original price was.

The chorizo I got last week was half price though, and went in pasta sauce, half of which is in the freezer for future reference.

Wombat - 15 Sep 2011 12:43:42 (#6 of 1827)

Chorizo half price? But that's a cured meat! That's just crazy. But great!

Things I'd never get from salmonella corner: fish.

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schrodingerscat - 15 Sep 2011 12:45:19 (#8 of 1827)

But that's a cured meat! That's just crazy

I know.

It is the first and only time I've ever seen it on salmonella corner. I couldn't resist. Bargain!

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Jani123 - 15 Sep 2011 12:46:52 (#10 of 1827)

I have a large joint of beef in the freezer, reduced from £14.99 to £6.99. It will be a good Sunday lunch.

The other week I got a shoulder of lamb for half price, which I roasted with lots and lots and lots of garlic, wine, rosemary and lemon.

I often buy joints, mince or sausages from salmonella corner but I never get fish or shellfish either.

Wombat - 15 Sep 2011 12:47:01 (#11 of 1827)

I'm off to Waitrose, to see what I can find stickered. They are rubbish with their lack of actual Salmonella Corner.

schrodingerscat - 15 Sep 2011 12:48:41 (#12 of 1827)

I love shoulder of lamb, probably my favourite joint. I'm seriously envious.

Did get some lamb shoulder shanks, which seem to be fashionable at the moment and therefore expensive, reduced by about a third a month or so back. They went in a casserole.

chillisauce - 15 Sep 2011 12:50:11 (#13 of 1827)

They are rubbish with their lack of actual Salmonella Corner.

Our Waitrose just stick a trolley near the door with the Salmonella goods in it. Enoki mushroom feature heavily.

RosyLovelady - 15 Sep 2011 12:51:01 (#14 of 1827)

Aargh! They're scary.

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carterbrandon - 15 Sep 2011 12:57:18 (#16 of 1827)

Birmingham Market has an entire Salmonella Corner Shop. Freezers full of M&S and restaurant readymeals without the outer cardboard box or with a dent. All 1/4 price.

Jani123 - 15 Sep 2011 13:09:22 (#17 of 1827)

Kur - make long, deep slits in the skin and stuff each one with a sliver of garlic and a small bit of rosemary.

Sprinkle the lamb with more chopped garlic, larger sprigs of rosemary and salt and pepper. Squeeze a lemon over. replace the garlicand rosemary and salt you've just washed off with the lemon. Add a generous glass or three of red wine, repeat the replacing of the bits washed off by the wine. Cover with foil. Roast for 5-6 hours in a fairly low (120-150) oven.

Half an hour before you want to eat, uncover, turn heat right up and crisp up the skin.

Eat with whatever you like - anything form a full roast dinner, to cous cous and salad to just tearing it apart with your bare hands and stuffing in your gob with chunks of home made crusty bread and butter.

Make sure you have mint sauce, regardless of how you serve/eat it.

Wombat - 15 Sep 2011 13:10:08 (#18 of 1827)

Waitrose stickers were thin on the ground. But then Thursday lunchtime is not a key target time.

chillisauce - 15 Sep 2011 13:11:04 (#19 of 1827)

Make sure you have mint sauce

Aaaarrrgh! And you were doing so well up to that bit.

MeatBargain - 15 Sep 2011 13:12:10 (#20 of 1827)

This thread is made for me.

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