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#1 Saponification

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:40 PM

Last night, I cooked some kangaroo steaks for dinner. My Indian house mate, I'm glad to say, was pleased with his first taste of one half of our coat of arms. I cooked it simply--rubbed olive oil into the steaks before dredging them in freshly cracked black peppercorns and sea salt, then threw the steaks into an incredibly hot pan and fried them for 3-4 minutes per side. Took the steaks out, rested them and proceeded to make a pepper sauce by pouring a shot of cognac (boom) into the pan, letting it reduce down some, adding some veal stock and then, to finish, a touch of butter. I'd been meaning to experiment more frequently with 'roo primarily due its affordability and I liked the results. Next up, I think, is a curry or pasta sauce of some description. Thinking on this now, I'm curious--what meats (seafood included here, by the way) do y'all eat on a regular basis and an occasional basis? Do you only eat the big five (beef, pork, lamb, chicken and fish)? Do you mostly eat the big five but make room, every now and then, for a kangaroo steak? I've noticed a couple of you seem to eat kangaroo frequently. For me it probably breaks down as follows: OFTEN: Chicken, duck, beef OCCASIONAL: Pork, lamb, camel, kangaroo, seafood, goat, turkey, quail NOT OFTEN ENOUGH: Emu, pheasant, venison
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:43 PM

I always get blown away by how much effort put into cooking I put a slab of beef into a plastic bag, microwaved it for 20 min and declared it a roast :P But anyway, I really think we should all be eating more Roo. I haven't seen it often enough unfortunately but it has a great flavour and it just makes more sense for it to go mainstream than cow (in Australia at least).

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:45 PM

I always get blown away by how much effort put into cooking

I put a slab of beef into a plastic bag, microwaved it for 20 min and declared it a roast :P

But anyway, I really think we should all be eating more Roo. I haven't seen it often enough unfortunately but it has a great flavour and it just makes more sense for it to go mainstream than cow (in Australia at least).


You haven't seen it often enough? I see it in every Coles and Safeway. Unless the supermarkets are wildly different where you live, you should be able to find pre-packed, Macro Meats stuff. If not, a butcher or poultry store would be more than happy to order some in for you. You can buy mince, roasts and steaks of various cuts, as well as pre-seasoned and pre-sauced stuff. Can't beat a pre-sauced kangaroo pepper steak in terms of low effort, healthy, affordable eating.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 04:47 PM

You haven't seen it often enough? I see it in every Coles and Safeway. Unless the supermarkets are wildly different where you live, you should be able to find pre-packed, Macro Meats stuff. If not, a butcher or poultry store would be more than happy to order some in for you. You can buy mince, roasts and steaks of various cuts, as well as pre-seasoned and pre-sauced stuff. Can't beat a pre-sauced kangaroo pepper steak in terms of low effort, healthy, affordable eating.


Ah, my local supermarket is all fancy wankery... cheapest meat starts at $13 a kilo and that's for stew beef :P

Might check out the nearby Woolies when I go shopping tomorrow night.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:04 PM

Often
Chicken
Beef

Occasionally
Pork
'Roo
Lamb

Almost Never
Fish
Veal

Wish I had more
Lamb
Scallops
Venison
Goat


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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:05 PM

BBQ CHICKEN
BBQ CHICKEN
BBQ CHICKEN
BBQ CHICKEN
BBQ CHICKEN
BBQ CHICKEN
BBQ CHICKEN
BBQ CHICKEN
BBQ CHICKEN

OM NOM NOM
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#7 Harmonic Cacophony

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 05:38 PM

Chicken or Beef several times a week. Fish I eat maybe once a week, pork sometimes, though usually in the form of ham or bacon in a sandwhich, I don't know if that counts. All other meats significantly less. I've been thinking of giving up meat altogether, except maybe some chicken or fish from time to time. I never feel that good after eating it. It is tasty though :(

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:03 PM

Often
Roo
Chicken
Beef
Bacon (even if it's just a few chips to garnish a soup)

Sometimes
Fish / Seafood
Pork

Occasionally / I Wish
Lamb
Quality Seafood / Beef cuts

Rarely
Rabbit
Goat (gotta find a butcher near here that has it - there should be one)

EDIT: The sauce sounds nice. A bit similar to how dianne sauce is made. Love steak dianne - haven't tried it with roo yet, but I think a winey dianne sauce would go well, so possibly the next time I get a roo cut.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 06:38 PM

Seafood, Lamb, Chicken, Beef, every week. Used to eat Roo at lot more, but my wife went off it when she was pregnant, all rare red meat really, and haven't really started cooking it again since. We've just moved around the corner from an awesome market, so variety is soon to be the spice of my life. Dad has also been teasing with the option of slaughtering some of their organic beef at the farm and butchering it there however we want. Apparently he was speaking to a guy who will setup on site and slaughter and butcher an animal for you, they have a mobile coolroom so you can hang it if you want. I really hope that happens.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:34 PM

OFTEN: Lamb Goat Chicken Bacon LESS OFTEN: Beef Pork NOWHERE NEAR OFTEN ENOUGH: Duck Duck Duck Fish and Duck. I really would like some confit duck right now :( -X
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:37 PM

Last night, I cooked some kangaroo steaks for dinner. My Indian house mate, I'm glad to say, was pleased with his first taste of one half of our coat of arms. I cooked it simply--rubbed olive oil into the steaks before dredging them in freshly cracked black peppercorns and sea salt, then threw the steaks into an incredibly hot pan and fried them for 3-4 minutes per side. Took the steaks out, rested them and proceeded to make a pepper sauce by pouring a shot of cognac (boom) into the pan, letting it reduce down some, adding some veal stock and then, to finish, a touch of butter. I'd been meaning to experiment more frequently with 'roo primarily due its affordability and I liked the results. Next up, I think, is a curry or pasta sauce of some description.

Thinking on this now, I'm curious--what meats (seafood included here, by the way) do y'all eat on a regular basis and an occasional basis? Do you only eat the big five (beef, pork, lamb, chicken and fish)? Do you mostly eat the big five but make room, every now and then, for a kangaroo steak? I've noticed a couple of you seem to eat kangaroo frequently.

For me it probably breaks down as follows:

OFTEN:

Chicken, duck, beef

OCCASIONAL:

Pork, lamb, camel, kangaroo, seafood, goat, turkey, quail

NOT OFTEN ENOUGH:

Emu, pheasant, venison



Beef, hoggett, chicken, fish. Pork if it's cured (ham, bacon). Lamb is over-rated.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:37 PM

I could do some duck now too. Rob.

#13 Jeff Spicoli

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:37 PM

I'll eat anything but the most common animal I probably eat is fish. I did ram a Roo through the mincer the other night. Didn't turn out too bad. Still, I'm not an overly huge fan of bowel cancer so am not in a rush to eat the world void of game, overnight. Plenty of time for that. ....oh and sap...congrats on the first food post. :-)

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:40 PM

I could do some duck now too.

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You sick cunt! :D
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:41 PM

Often
Chicken
Lamb
Pork

Occasionally
Beef
Turkey
Fish

Not often enough
Calamari (fried)

Yeah, I'm boring, but I do love my dead animal :P
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:42 PM

:) The circle here tends to be beef, lamb, chicken, pork, seafood, bacon, veg. Roo comes and goes, I try offal, which I love, but I end up eating it alone :) I just ordered a well hung girello for a dinner party I am planning, will be as a Wellington, and the butcher assures me he can get game, like well hung venison, with a little notice, cool :) Cheers
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:43 PM

How is venison, anyway? I've been meaning to try it one day.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:44 PM

You sick cunt! :D

Lol, touche :P

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:45 PM

I've wanted to eat a pigeon for as long as I can remember. If anyone in Sydney knows where I can find them...apart from chasing one down in their backyard... I'd love to know.

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:46 PM

I've wanted to eat a pigeon for as long as I can remember.

If anyone in Sydney knows where I can find them...apart from chasing one down in their backyard...

I'd love to know.



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