I live in the north of Ireland. I have some relatives that live in the south, and they recently came to visit. As a gift, they gave me a huge whole leg of lamb, from their own farm.
Despite being a good 3 or 4 hr drive away, the leg (which is raw) seemed to be solidly frozen through still - thankfully.
I took it home and put it into the freezer straight away.
About 3 days ago, I transferred it to the fridge to defrost. The next day, it was still solid - and yesterday it was still frozen.
Finally, today it seems to be softened up much better now, despite being very cold to the touch still. I reckon its thawed.
My question is - is it safe to cook and eat still? Have I done anything wrong and is it normal that it took 3 days to defrost?
I wanted to stud it with rosemary and garlic and roast it in the oven today - but I'm just checking to make sure I am at no health risk of any kind.
Also, when it's cooked how long will it last for?