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chef schwantz
10-10-2011, 06:52 PM
Well, been working up in Ottawa Canada, on and a little off over the last 4 weeks. I remember some discussion either here, or on another forum, about eating horse meat. Being as the area I'm in is right on the border between Ontario and Quebec, some stores carry it. So, I decided to give it a shot.
This is what I found, top sirloin:
Not too bad in price, unlike beer in Ontario...
Cooked in a counter top toaster oven/broiler, with some shrooms, onions, and garlic toast:
All in all, wasn't bad. Reminded me of venison, specifically a young doe/fawn, as far as flavor. Was a bit chewy, but not really bad. I would like to try the loin meat. This really didn't have much for marbeling or fat, and I wonder if a better cut would have different flavor. Thanks for looking!

10-10-2011, 06:57 PM
I would have to be staving before I would consider that some of my best friends are horses:shrug:

10-10-2011, 08:45 PM
Thanx for the review Chef. DO you think that Horse meat gets marbling?

I would have to be staving before I would consider that some of my best friends are horses:shrug:

a friedn of mine is a fairly large scale rancher. He says that his cattel are his good friends, but he doesn't mind a nice smoked brisket or a well seared rib eye.:msn-wink:

O B City
10-10-2011, 08:53 PM
I also have horses, and dogs which some folks also eat. To each his own I say.

Horses (especially ones sent for slaughter) usually have very little fat.

Horsemeat is very popular in Japan, but you have to remember they eat maybe 1/8 pound of meat per day as a rule. So it is shaved thin, on the bias, hammered, and marinated.

10-10-2011, 09:00 PM
Very interesting. I doubt I'll ever be in a position to try horse meat, but probably would. Thanks for your review and thoughts on it.

10-10-2011, 09:03 PM
We have bugs and some people eat them. :shrug:

.........................................OK, going to my room now.

10-10-2011, 09:21 PM
We have bugs and some people eat them. :shrug:

.........................................OK, going to my room now.

Shoot some folks even eat the manliest parts of bulls and sheep, others like to eat their bait, and still yet others crave the brains of monkeys ... horse meat don't sound so bad after that.

10-10-2011, 09:28 PM
Based on the review and the pix, I'd try it in a heartbeat!

10-11-2011, 04:48 AM
ive had horse meat a time or two .its actually not that bad .:thumbs up:

Fatback Joe
10-11-2011, 07:24 AM
I'd give it a shot if I had the chance.

Thanks for the post.

10-11-2011, 08:20 AM
I appreciate the review, but would have to pass.

Gear Geezer
10-18-2011, 10:00 AM
I've had it once. In the early '70's there was a beef shortage and some stores offered horse steaks. Some friends of mine brought some over and we grilled them up. Not bad, but then I've eaten skewered river rats in SE Asia too. I must have been drunk! :exasper: