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Horse meat

realtorfoodie Sep 18, 2007 08:23 AM

I have heard that horsemeat is very high in protein, low in fat and delicious. In Japan it's eaten as sashimi (I chickened out). Contrary to popular opinion It is not illegal in the U.S.. Apparently, most of our horsemeat is sold to Europe and Asia.

I am ready to eat some. Does anyone know any restaurants that serve it? Or any sources for buying horsemeat either online or in Miami?

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    boots76 RE: realtorfoodie Sep 18, 2007 08:45 AM

    Food for thought - vaccinations and medications given to traditional food animals (cattle, pork, etc) have been extensively tested for residue and withdrawl times. Horses get meds and vaccines that haven't been tested to assure safe eating....
    Also, PETA has forced all of the horse slaughter facilities in the US to close. So, unless your neighbor is going to shoot that pony he can no longer afford to feed, you are probably going to have to head out of the U.S.

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      DownHomeSouthernaires RE: realtorfoodie Sep 18, 2007 12:28 PM

      yeah, i've heard that some latin restaurants might have it. but that's because i believe the word for Horse is 'Tasajo' and i've seen tasajo sold in brazilian markets and latin restaurants. but i think its just been adapted for a word meaning cured meat.

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        Mild Bill RE: DownHomeSouthernaires Sep 18, 2007 02:56 PM

        Horse in Spanish is Caballo (cab-ay-o)... Pronounced 'cab-ah-sho' if you're from Argentina or thereabouts... Tasajo is just cured and dried beef...

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