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how do you get the strong game tast out of meat? the meat might be coyote. a trapper not far from here might give me some. just like dog.i'm thanking 50/50 vinger/water. might get some coons and possums too.thanks
I've heard some people say they soak them in milk and others say they soak them in salt water. Maybe someone with more experience in this matter will chime in.



Bryan
From past experience, the best way to cook such "food" is using the "pit" method. Dig a pit about 3 feet deep, 6 feet long and about 2 feet wide. Line with rocks and start burning hardwood for a good bed of coals.



Soak the meat in beer overnight (waste of good beer...huuurrumph), season with favorite seasonings, wrap in wet sheets and burlap, place in pit over coals and cover completely with dirt. Allow to cook at least overnight.

















































While "food" is cooking, go to the store, purchase a bottle of wine and two good steaks.

Open wine, grill steaks and feed wine and steak to spousal unit under the stars. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/ohmy.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':o' />



Later,

Dave



P. S. Ron and Karen also have a good fish recipe.......hopefully Karen can share it.



Dave
Ah, yes. Ron's fish recipe... But first, what I like to do to get the gamey taste out of marmot and to tenderize the meat I take up Teryaki seasoning packets into the mountains with me. I skin and clean the marmot and cut the pieces up. Add the pieces to water with the teryaki powder seasoning mixed in. Let it sit in a very cool place overnight. Ready to cook the next day. You can either boil in the Teryaki water mixture or grill, but boiling seems to produce a better, less gamey and more tender meat. I haven't tried this on large game animals. If you don't have Teryaki powder seasoning, use bouillon. Everyone should keep a bouillon cube or two or 3 in their mini kits. (Woodsmaster Vol 3 - Survival Kits).



Now on to Ron's fish recipe. One of our favorites. I'm sure some of you have tried this before:



Ingredients:

Fresh salmon or catch of the day

Fresh cow dung

Fire pit with coals for cooking

Flat piece of bark to cook on



Clean and gut fish. Put fish on bark. Cover completely with fresh cow dung. The fresher the better.

Place in hot coals and cook until dung turns to crust. Take out of fire and remove dung crust. Throw fish away and eat the dung.



Karen
Honestly, if you have a problem with funky meat boil it with 1 onion and 2-3 potatotes cubed to 1/2 to one inch, for 10-15 minutes. It'll draw some of the excess flavor from the meat, this works well if you have excess salt or smoke flavoring as well. You may not want to eat the spuds but it's up to you, the onions should still be reasonable. Garlic, pepper, cumin, sage all help to mask flavor but potatoes will remove it.



This works well for a 1-3 pound chunk, if it's bigger or smellier keep adding spuds or even grains like oats, wheat and rice.



Potatoes also help to remove salt from any other screw up in the kitchen. Keep a few handy.



Nom
[quote name='Karen Hood' post='83437' date='Aug 16 2006, 10:56 AM']Ah, yes. Ron's fish recipe... But first, what I like to do to get the gamey taste out of marmot and to tenderize the meat I take up Teryaki seasoning packets into the mountains with me. I skin and clean the marmot and cut the pieces up. Add the pieces to water with the teryaki powder seasoning mixed in. Let it sit in a very cool place overnight. Ready to cook the next day. You can either boil in the Teryaki water mixture or grill, but boiling seems to produce a better, less gamey and more tender meat. I haven't tried this on large game animals. If you don't have Teryaki powder seasoning, use bouillon. Everyone should keep a bouillon cube or two or 3 in their mini kits. (Woodsmaster Vol 3 - Survival Kits).



Now on to Ron's fish recipe. One of our favorites. I'm sure some of you have tried this before:



Ingredients:

Fresh salmon or catch of the day

Fresh cow dung

Fire pit with coals for cooking

Flat piece of bark to cook on



Clean and gut fish. Put fish on bark. Cover completely with fresh cow dung. The fresher the better.

Place in hot coals and cook until dung turns to crust. Take out of fire and remove dung crust. Throw fish away and eat the dung.



Karen[/quote]





Cute and I get the joke, but you forgot to salt and pepper or marinade the vegetables. If you're looking at a veggie burger it's very important.



I like a slice or two of lemon in my fish or pine needles if need be, sour grass works well locally as well.



Nom
i don't mind the gamey taste!





tryker
i would not consider coyote as any type of meal unless i was really starving, these animals carry a fair number of diseases, canine distemper, and a bunch of others, they feed on carion, eating second level predators is not soome thing i would consider unless forced to do so.



to remove the gameyness from wild meat, try some vinegar and warm water soak for about 1 hour change the water and repeat.



alex
I agree with alco.....I would need to be starving and I do mean starving and not just hungry before I ate something like a coyote.....my earlier post was exactly where I classify something like that...bury it and forget it!



I remember a story about settlers moving west who were starving and killed and ate a turkey buzzard...made them all sick as could be.



Then there are taboos about certain "meat items"...long pig being one of them



Dave