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  • Originally posted by Sigi View Post
    Hmmm. I like to skulk a lot too. Where do I send my cheque?....
    Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
    No don't send money. Send kangaroo meat.
    Laughing until my sides hurt...
    I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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    • Well, it's cheap down under. They're tripping over the roos down there. It's as expensive as all heck here though if you order it on the net and have it shipped.

      Some enterprising Aussie Primal could make a great business out of just buying roo locally in a supermarket and shipping it up here. Even with a markup for time, effort, and postage, it would still probably be cheaper.

      Some of my down under mates have complained about bison meat being so expensive for them. Maybe we could set up a swap system, roo for bison.

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      • Actually, I have *rarely* seen roo meat in supermarkets around here. (Not that I buy meat from the supermarket often - prefer to deal direct with the growers at farmers' markets.) True confession: I don't think I've ever tasted it in my life! I don't know anyone who eats roo much, if ever - it's something you might try at a restaurant on a special occasion, but it's not common where I live (the genteel eastern suburbs of Melbourne). Perhaps roo is more popular in the north or the west of the country - Australia is a *big* place.
        I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

        Oscar Wilde

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        • I live in the blue-collar scumbry west of Melbers and kanga meat is available in Woolworths (local supermarket) as mince, steaks and sausage. Other than cooking it myself, I've only eaten it in rather posh restaurants though, most notably, Charcoal Lane (which also sometimes serves wallaby). YUM!

          I also know of someone who hunts/harvests kangaroos, but then that person is primal.
          I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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          • Originally posted by Sigi View Post
            Actually, I have *rarely* seen roo meat in supermarkets around here. (Not that I buy meat from the supermarket often - prefer to deal direct with the growers at farmers' markets.) True confession: I don't think I've ever tasted it in my life! I don't know anyone who eats roo much, if ever - it's something you might try at a restaurant on a special occasion, but it's not common where I live (the genteel eastern suburbs of Melbourne). Perhaps roo is more popular in the north or the west of the country - Australia is a *big* place.
            And you call yourself an Aussie!

            Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
            I live in the blue-collar scumbry west of Melbers and kanga meat is available in Woolworths (local supermarket) as mince, steaks and sausage. Other than cooking it myself, I've only eaten it in rather posh restaurants though, most notably, Charcoal Lane (which also sometimes serves wallaby). YUM!

            I also know of someone who hunts/harvests kangaroos, but then that person is primal.
            Can I come visit you?

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            • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
              Can I come visit you?
              Anytime! We love visitors.
              I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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              • Originally posted by Sigi View Post
                Actually, I have *rarely* seen roo meat in supermarkets around here. (Not that I buy meat from the supermarket often - prefer to deal direct with the growers at farmers' markets.) True confession: I don't think I've ever tasted it in my life! I don't know anyone who eats roo much, if ever - it's something you might try at a restaurant on a special occasion, but it's not common where I live (the genteel eastern suburbs of Melbourne). Perhaps roo is more popular in the north or the west of the country - Australia is a *big* place.
                It is available in Woolworths but I have never eaten it either, just does not seem right to eat what''s on the national emblem
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                • Originally posted by jacmac View Post
                  It is available in Woolworths but I have never eaten it either, just does not seem right to eat what''s on the national emblem
                  I think that may be part of why the US rejected the turkey as ours.
                  "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                  B*tch-lite

                  Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                  • Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                    And you call yourself an Aussie!
                    *Pout*

                    Do I earn any points for having eaten crocodile and possum?
                    I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.

                    Oscar Wilde

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                    • Originally posted by Sigi View Post
                      *Pout*

                      Do I earn any points for having eaten crocodile and possum?
                      I thought that just means you're Cajun...
                      Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                      If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

                      Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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                      • Originally posted by Twibble View Post
                        I thought that just means you're Cajun...
                        LOL!

                        Sigi, how do you get the stink out of possum? I've been up close and personal to one, and adorable as it was, there was a musky smell to it that I've always wondered about in relation to food.
                        "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

                        B*tch-lite

                        Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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                        • Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                          LOL!

                          Sigi, how do you get the stink out of possum? I've been up close and personal to one, and adorable as it was, there was a musky smell to it that I've always wondered about in relation to food.
                          Umm... I'd say that many, even most, animals that have never had a bath in their entire lives have a bit of a smell if you know what I mean.
                          Once you pull the dirty skin off all is well.
                          Have you ever smelled a freshly killed, unskinned buck that was taken in the fall season during rut? OMG. Gag!!!
                          And honestly, lambs, at 9 months old in wool smell awful IMO. Lanolin in the wool that has been rained on out in the weather, not so clean rear ends, gah. It's a powerful beastly smell! But still a delicious animal.


                          Opossum tastes quite nice IMO.
                          If prepared well, and cut into chunks, say in a stir fry like cashew chicken (or any other darker sauced one that calls for chicken thigh meat) you might just be completely fooled.

                          It does indeed have a quite similar flavor and texture to that of dark meat chicken.

                          Opossum doesn't even have the musk glands that you have to be careful of on some other animals, such as beaver (which taste more like beef). You MUST carefully cut around or avoid those glands when skinning/cleaning the carcass. Seriously.
                          (Well, the opossum does, but they are anal glands so you are probably going to carefully trim that area away anyway, you know. LOL )

                          Same with deer. You must be careful to remove or avoid the musk glands when cleaning. Most people don't remove them, they just avoid that section of the legs completely on the deer and discard it because it is too tricky to remove without spreading the taint to other flesh. The same for the head. It has musk glands and is therefore not used for food.

                          I'm from the South, and was poor... there are not many things I have not eaten that can't be farmed, hunted, or foraged in the region.
                          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                          • I've got a brother-in-law whose whole family are pretty avid hunters and farmers, here in Connecticut. I have had all sorts of critter-dinners in my life, thanks to them. Rabbit, squirrel, possum, venison, and raccoon all come to mind, along with all types of water-fowl. I liked it all.

                            One of my first serious girlfriends was mortified when she came to dinner and they were serving raccoon, and it was roasted whole, like a goose. But to all the world it looked like a roasted dog! She turned white as a sheet. She married me anyway. But it didn't last.
                            Height: 5' 10"
                            Starting Weight: 292
                            Starting Primal Weight: 275
                            Current weight: 224
                            Goal weight: 172
                            Body Fat 30.5

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                            • Ahhh, yes.

                              For the noobs critters are best served as "small bites", not whole roasted.
                              Then they've eaten who knows what, and ENJOYED it, before they even know it!
                              “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                              ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                              And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                              • Originally posted by jacmac View Post
                                It is available in Woolworths but I have never eaten it either, just does not seem right to eat what''s on the national emblem
                                Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                                I think that may be part of why the US rejected the turkey as ours.
                                That and bald eagles don't have much meat on their bones anyway.

                                Originally posted by Sigi View Post
                                Do I earn any points for having eaten crocodile and possum?
                                Yes, Crocodile Dundee would be proud.
                                Originally posted by Twibble View Post
                                I thought that just means you're Cajun...
                                Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                                Sigi, how do you get the stink out of possum? I've been up close and personal to one, and adorable as it was, there was a musky smell to it that I've always wondered about in relation to food.
                                Adorable? Ew. I think possums look like some strange alien creatures. I would have to be really hungry to even try eating one of those.

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