- Elk meat
After listening to Joe Rogan and watching a few Netflix meat eater episodes, I’m tempted to source some elk meat.
Can you buy this in the UK? How much is either reared or wild? If wild how is the meat controlled to prevent parasites? Would I be better off trying Venison?
ThanksPosted 1 month agowillardMember
Venison is lovely and should be relatively easy to get hold of. If you are near Cambridge/Luton, try Franklins of Thorncote, they normally have some.
Elk is a little trickier. You could try wild game shops on the web. I think there was one in Milton Keynes that sold it.Posted 1 month agopirahnaMember
I’ve eaten Elk.
I cycled onto a campground south of Pie Town, New Mexico a couple of years ago. It was bow hunting season and a group had killed 3 elk that morning and were busy butchering them. They cut off a steak for me and put it on the BBQ. It was a nice treat, very lean, not a “gamey” meat, but OK.Posted 1 month agoP-JayMember
They cut off a steak for me and put it on the BBQ. It was a nice treat, very lean, not a “gamey” meat, but OK.
I’m no expert, but I once ate a bit of freshly shot and butchered Kangaroo which was similar to how you describe.
I think most meat you’d get from a butcher is ‘hung’ for a few weeks to mature, also hunted meat is usually from older, more mature bigger animals they’re we’re used to eating (commercial beef, chicken and pork is from much younger animals). this combines to give that gamey taste.Posted 1 month agoDracSubscriberthisisnotaspoonSubscriber
I think most meat you’d get from a butcher is ‘hung’ for a few weeks to mature, also hunted meat is usually from older, more mature bigger animals they’re we’re used to eating (commercial beef, chicken and pork is from much younger animals). this combines to give that gamey taste.
Had a roast of fresh roadkill roe deer courtesy of an STWer. It was lovely, but closer to pork than the red dear I get from my parents which is typically from culled red deer and a very strong flavour and the meat is a really dark maroon colour that goes a much darker brown when cooked.
If wild how is the meat controlled to prevent parasites?
You know youre getting the good stuff when you order a deer for the winter and it arrives with >6 legs. Im all for traceability in the supermarket supply chain, but equally this probably has less than 5 food miles so if its got a parasite, I’ve probably also had it flicked into my face whilst riding!Posted 1 month agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
Anyone seen or signed this? Shooting takes place on private land that happens to be near a canal where apparently children and cyclists like to see the geese. FFS how many billions of geese do we have in this country, why aren’t we eating them???Posted 1 month agoScapegoatSubscriber
Canada Geese are a pretty serious problem. Invasive, dirty, foul up pasture land and whatever else they land on. However, they aren’t very good to eat. The breast meat is about all that’s any good, and that needs a very long cooking time to make it anything approaching palatable.Posted 1 month agocinnamon_girlSubscriber
Scapegoat indeed they are. Interesting that they’re not much good for the table meaning they’re only useful for their feathers!
Have become addicted to telly programs about Alaska and the homesteading way of life is fascinating. Last week saw a bear being shot and the camera followed it as it fell from the cliff to land on the beach. Watched it being skinned and sliced, providing a good amount of meat that would be put in the freezer for use during the Winter months.Posted 1 month agomolgripsSubscriber
FFS how many billions of geese do we have in this country, why aren’t we eating them???
I dunno if it’s that many. I’ve been seeing a couple of flocks a day with 10-20 birds flying over. In Wisconsin where we often end up in autumn the sky’s full of them wherever you look.Posted 1 month agotorsoinalakeMember
After listening to Joe Rogan…I’m tempted to source some elk meat.
Yeah, but have you done DMT?
I thought the Elk meat thing was about being a real bro. You know, wake at 3 in the morning, kettlebell workout, CBD oil to sooth your joints and calm your nerves, then take down an Elk with your bow and arrow.Posted 1 month agodashedMember
Venison is much easier to get hold of than Elk in the UK. I’ve got a freezer full of the stuff if anyone in South Manc wants to try some… I work on a red wine bartering system 😉
Venison is very sustainable, generally low food miles, wild, free range etc and there’s loads of it about if you know where to look – FB group “giving up the game” is a good place to start – loads of game and venison going on there for free or reasonable amounts – usually about £3/kg for whole carcass which is what the game dealers pay so very reasonable (and about 1/10th the price you’ll pay in supermarkets / farm shops).
BTW – there was a comment up there ^^ about culled deer only being old animals and wild venison being very gamey if hung. Neither of those are true. A range of animals get shot to ensure a healthy, balanced population. And hanging venison doesn’t hugely change its flavour – it’s more about letting the meat dry out slightly to make it nicer to butcher and cook.Posted 1 month ago
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