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I was wondering if anyone has tried horse meat? There's a horse meat butchers up the road from me & i'm wondering if it's worth trying and if so, what cut should I go for? How should I cook it, etc... I'd like to hear from anyone who's tried it and what recipe they'd recommend.
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I'm eating just about anything, horse steaks included. Cooked pretty much like any other steak.
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Old 18.05.2009, 18:40
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Re: Horse Meat

Hi, it taste kinda okay...

Tried it once in a swiss barn kind of restaurant and it is not too bad actually and many people go for it...
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Re: Horse Meat

I don't eat horse myself, but I do have a friend who eats it all the time. Says it's delicious. Why not give it a try
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Re: Horse Meat

Sweet, tender, and NOM NOM!

The friendly owner of a Luzern restaurant tried to shock this American by offering up the cheval steak. It backfired when I said "Yes indeed; Cooked medium, please."
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Old 18.05.2009, 18:50
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Horse and Donkey meat were not authorised for human comsumption on my country. So I grew up with this perception. Horse and Dokey are not to be eaten.

The police even catched and put in jail, bands that smugled donkey or horse meat on the markets as it was beef.

I haven't tried it nor I will.
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Re: Horse Meat

Ok I have to admit, when I first read the title and the original post I felt a bit . But I'm not really a big meat eater so....

Trying to put my prejudice aside and bannish the thought of my childhood love, Misha my horse, I did a quick google around and came across this rather interesting article

"Hungry enough to eat a horse?"

There are a couple of recipes there... so if you're wanting to give it a shot...

Personally I think I'll stick to my veggies..
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Re: Horse Meat

Ostrich meat is quite similar to horse meat I thought when I ate that ostrich for the first time.
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Ok I have to admit, when I first read the title and the original post I felt a bit . But I'm not really a big meat eater so....

Trying to put my prejudice aside and bannish the thought of my childhood love, Misha my horse, I did a quick google around and came across this rather interesting article

"Hungry enough to eat a horse?"

There are a couple of recipes there... so if you're wanting to give it a shot...

Personally I think I'll stick to my veggies..
I am with you on this, i could NEVER eat horse meat, i have been riding since i was 4 years old. A few years ago we was invited to friends for a BBQ, and i was reading the wrapper on the meat, and it said horse meat i refused to eat it, nipped downstairs, and brought a bratwurst up for the grill
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Re: Horse Meat

I love horse meat but cant cook it! it always ends up like ruber (aparantly it has to be done slow on low heat or something?)so my swiss boyfriend does the horse steak cooking .i would say not that diffrent from beef but alot more juicey .
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Hi what cut should I go for? ...How should I cook it,
Saddle is pretty good. Needs to be cooked long and slow though or it can be a chewy.
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I was wondering if anyone has tried horse meat? There's a horse meat butchers up the road from me & i'm wondering if it's worth trying and if so, what cut should I go for? How should I cook it, etc... I'd like to hear from anyone who's tried it and what recipe they'd recommend.
Many thanks.
Go for a steak, cook it like a beef steak. As for taste, the meat is slightly darker than beef, slightly sweeter than beef and a touch less fat. You could very easily confuse it with a good beef steak, if you didn't know it was horse you would easily assume it was beef.

Now cat is like rabbit, the only realy differenc is one has round rib bones and the other flat rib bones but i can't remember which is which and dog is usualy eaten quite spicy and so it's difficult to really define a taste; a darkish meat a bit like game...yum yum !
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Re: Horse Meat

Horse-meat is low in fat, cholesterol and sodium and high in iron compared to beef. Do not be put off by its dense bright red colour. This comes from the high iron-rich myoglobin content in the muscle fibres.
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Saddle is pretty good. Needs to be cooked long and slow though or it can be a chewy.
A bit like Charlie Chaplin with his shoe sole, he didn't cook that one though, gosh is that scene funny and of course off topic here, sorry.
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Re: Horse Meat

I tried it once with all the trimmings of a traditional Sunday roast and was not impressed with the taste. Personally I will stick to Beef or Chicken but only on taste grounds.

Don't really see the argument of not eating Horse meat if you eat other animals, you either like the taste or not...

If I could find a chicken big enough to ride maybe it wouldn't be my favorite meat anymore, but I doubt it
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Re: Horse Meat

Agreed i spend five days aweek riding and caring for horses but doesnt stop me eating them .And if they is a knacker at least it goes to the butcher and is not just killed so in my opinion nothing is wasted .
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Agreed i spend five days aweek riding and caring for horses but doesnt stop me eating them .And if they is a knacker at least it goes to the butcher and is not just killed so in my opinion nothing is wasted .
I would feel like i would be eating my pet dog
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Re: Horse Meat

Kangaroo is delicios too. - I only tried it once many years ago, but remember it as beig fantastic.

Crocodile looks and tastes like chicken, but more fatty than chicken. I tried it, it was expensive, and it was not good enough, that I would eat it again.

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I tried it once with all the trimmings of a traditional Sunday roast and was not impressed with the taste. Personally I will stick to Beef or Chicken but only on taste grounds.

Don't really see the argument of not eating Horse meat if you eat other animals, you either like the taste or not...

If I could find a chicken big enough to ride maybe it wouldn't be my favorite meat anymore, but I doubt it

Have you tried ostrich? It's like beef and rather tender. It's like eating a giant chicken with horns and udder. Yummier than horse, IMO.
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Horse-meat is low in fat, cholesterol and sodium and high in iron compared to beef. Do not be put off by its dense bright red colour. This comes from the high iron-rich myoglobin content in the muscle fibres.
I would rather eat liver for rich in Iron
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