Lamb joint

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  1. pam dean

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    I marinated lamb joint in garlic and lemon juice over night. This morning it has darkr blue patches on it. Is this ok ?
     
  2. phatch

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    Did you have it refrigerated?
     
  3. koukouvagia

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    Did you have it in an aluminum pan? Lemon and garlic in aluminum create a reaction that turn things blue.
     
  4. chefwriter

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    Lemon+garlic+aluminum=Blue food?  Is there anything detrimental or is it just blue? 

    This sounds like a kitchen experiment worth looking into. 
     
  5. polycentric

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    Garlic sometimes turns blue due to reactions between enzymes and other garlic substances in the presence of acids. This is also why canned/jarred garlic turns blue/green. It should be safe to eat if the blue discoloration is from the garlic rather than just spoil.
     
  6. pam dean

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    Yes
     
  7. pam dean

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    No
     
  8. oregonyeti

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    Looks like an interesting thread. I take it you rolled a joint with lamb in it. Just kidding. Marijuana is legal here but I don't know about lamb.