Lamb Shanks - skin/fat removal question

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  1. big bear

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    H bought 2 lamb shanks from Tesco. Can I just cook as they are & remove the skin/fat before eating?

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    My understanding is that in order for meat to be SW friendly you remove the fat before cooking otherwise you have to syn it-this is because the fat absorbs into the meat as you're cooking it
     
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    I would remove it first Hun.

    However, i usually wait until the end with chicken, does this mean I should have been syncing it?! Does anyone know! x
     
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    I was told you must take it off before cooking with chicken & other meat
     
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    I would take the skin off something like chicken thighs if adding to a recipe, because a lot of fat does come out of them, but if was just roasting it I would leave the skin on and removed it before eating. Most of the fat drains off anyway, it's not like you are cooking it into a sauce or something you are going to eat.

    You surely can't be expected to skin a roast chicken before cooking it.
     
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    Hey, that's what I mean - thighs et al I would definitely remove the skin, although I don't like this too much so try to avoid those as much as I can and buy breast etc.
    But if roasting I honestly thought it was okay to remove the skin after.... So thanks for that, I'll definitely have to watch!!! x
     
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    Are they lamb shanks with syns you are counting not? I have the Aldi ones which are 3.5 syns each and eat the lot as its synned anyway.

    I don't think you HAVE to remove the skin/fat on foods before cooking just before eating.
     
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    that's what our C told us. Because if you cook them the fat goes in the meat. (or something like that)
     
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    Too late I didn't remove the skin but I only had 1 & had syns left over. i always save 5 syns for things like this that I'm not sure off.

    With roast (whole) chicken it's fine to remove the skin after that's my understanding, there's no way you could skin a whole chicken & it would be awfully dry when cooked X
     
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    If its the tesco lamb shanks in mint gravy they are syn free, i saw them in the SW mag this month and i plan on buying some tomorrow!!!

    My C told us that fat can be removed after cooking, they only advise taking it off before cooking so that it is less tempting to eat when cooked!!!
     
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    There is a recipe in this months sw mag that involves roasting chicken thighs amongst some roasting veg but it says leave the skin on until it's cooked. Can this be right, I can't find the mag at the mo but I'm sure that's what it said...
     
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    Yeah thats right hun it says remove the skin before eating x
     
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    But what I meant is that the veg is cooking in the fat that cooks out from the chicken... That's not particularly slimming world (imho).
     
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    In the recipe it also says all visible fat removed in the ingredients part so very confusing really!
     
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