Cornish Game Hen or other Game Meats?
I'm interested in finding cornish game hens (not Tyson brand) or other game meats (elk, rabbit, etc.), if available. So far I've only visited CM and the typical supermarkets to search for them, and am wondering if a visit to MT or WF is in order?
Additionally, I would prefer minimally processed meats. Thank you!
Hill Country Fine Meats out in Marble Falls usually has some very interesting and different meats in their freezer, it might be worth calling them to find out what they have in stock. Closer in, the Meat House in Westlake has various wild game products in their freezer case also.
Central Market usually has rabbit. HEB at Congress and Oltorf usually had kid./cabrito. The USDA says that Cornish game hens are probably "nearly extinct, if not so". What are being sold as game hens are just young supermarket chickens (which are all partly Cornish in their original breeds).
MT doesn't have any game meats. Just odd parts of common meats. Fiesta has bull fries (testicles), if you're just out for something out of the "ordinary". I haven't worked up the nerve for those. Yet.
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I actually saw pig anus at MT, just in case anyone is interested in that. Swear to God. How would one cook it? Anyone ever had it?
But back to the point, I did order a heritage turkey from Richardson Farms (at the Burnet Rd Farmer's market). Technically not game meat, but maybe gamier. 512 446 2306 or richardsonfarms.com
The proper term is Pork Bung or Pork Rectum, thank you ;-)
[Clickety click] Ah, yes - here we go. A Sqwertz original photo:
And don't forget uterus:
I've had uterus as part of the "marinated combo" at Din Ho and First China, but I don't think I've have rectum.
I wonder how I missed this at CM--apparently it wasn't in the frozen food aisle, or I missed it when I was looking. This is really news to me, actually, since I remember the memory of eating Cornish game hens, and the taste was quite different from a regular young chicken, hmm. Admittedly, it's been quite a while since I've had any Cornish game hens, actually.
I think I'd need a recipe to dare that one!