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Types of animal meat you've tried

Thought it would be fun to start a thread listing all the animal meats you've tried (and your thoughts on each, if you wish!)
Here's my list:

Chicken
Beef
Turkey
Pork
Duck
Fish
Shrimp
Crab
Clams
Octopus
Mussels
Lobster
Oyster
Snails
Crickets (really!)
Alligator
Elk
Buffalo
Deer
Rabbit (as of tonight!)
Quail
Lamb

Ok I can't seem to remember any others...I'd like to try goose, and some more exotic (in my opinion) meats like boar, bear, and kangaroo.
Your turn!

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  1. Chicken
    Beef
    Turkey
    Pork
    Duck - duck confit risotto... mmmm... divine!
    Fish
    Shrimp
    Crab
    Lobster - I like it better out of its shell, lol
    Elk - very tasty
    Buffalo - delicious
    Deer
    Rabbit
    Lamb
    Boar - LOVED it

        1. re: calliope_nh

          Nothing wilder than haggis I tell ye.

          1. re: calliope_nh

            Do you know were I can get some tame haggis? I prefer milder flavors. '-)

              1. re: Pedr0

                LOL! Hey, I'd order some but they're out of stock! Thanks anyway. '-)

        2. Chicken
          Beef
          Turkey
          Pork
          Duck
          Fish (both saltwater & freshwater)
          Squid
          Octopus
          Shrimp
          Lobster
          Crab (Blue, Dungeness, Snow, King, Rock)
          Crayfish or crawfish (as a cajun would say it)
          Mussels
          Oysters
          Clams
          Turtle
          Rattlesnake
          Armadillo
          Opossum
          Squirrel
          Rabbit
          Moose
          Elk
          Venison
          Lamb
          Buffalo
          Alligator (doesn't taste like chicken, taste like alligator!)
          Pheasant
          Quail
          Dove

          And, something Chinese (not sure what the meat was but I kept hearing a cat scream in the kitchen).

          1. In addition to the standard proteins such as Pork,lamb.chicken ect....
            Minke whale.
            Iguana.
            Agouti.
            Tapir.
            Sea Turtle and It's eggs.
            Cuy.
            Moose.
            Elk.
            Rattle snake.
            Armadillo.
            Ants.
            Grubs.
            Grasshoppers.
            Coconut crab.
            Stuffed frog.
            Balut.
            ....and what ever was on that stick grilling on the corner of 14'th st and 6'th Ave in the the 80's.

            13 Replies
            1. re: Duppie

              How is coconut crab? Looks amazing.

              1. re: Pedr0

                Not my favorite...Oily and a bit bitter.

                1. re: Duppie

                  Much like myself!

                  Almost certainly better than Tapir I imagine though.

                  1. re: Pedr0

                    lol. Not really because most "bush meat" in the Islands are curried and a good blended masala ,a skillful hand and hot peppers can make just about anything tasty.

              2. re: Duppie

                Where did you have coconut crab? I lived in Vanuatu for a while, which is why I know about it...

                1. re: arashall

                  Quite abundant in the provinces of the Philippines. My BIL's family operates a coconut plantation and the crabs are prepared by the family's cook in coconut milk,Tamarin leaves and root vegetables. Again, really not my favorite as I grew up in the Islands and not a fan of coconut anything.I believe the ones you're use to are substantially larger.

                2. re: Duppie

                  I had agouti in Belize where the English call it gibnut, the Spanish call it tepesquintle, I found it quite tasty. They served queen Elizabeth agouti during her visit and its since been loosely called "the royal rat".
                  While in Belize, I ate live ants. They tasted like carrots.

                  1. re: porker

                    I was about to jump in and also mention Agouti. We ate it in Guyana. My husband politely declined the honor of slitting its throat, as one of the fellows jumped into the water from our small boat and caught the animal right out of the river. It was later prepared over a dung-stove and curried. I remember it tasting pretty good!

                    1. re: RUK

                      Guyana has a tradition of bush meat and even today there's a little grocery in Jersey City that you can order Tapir,agouti and iguana meat for special occasions. Did you try the traditional Pepper pot with bush meat?

                      1. re: Duppie

                        We stayed with an Indian family and I recall eating freshly made Roti and lots of Rice and Curried meats. Not sure about the Pepper pot, unless it was one of those meals served from a humongous bowl.

                        1. re: RUK

                          Could be,it's served with dahl purri,rice or boiled provisions and gets very spicy especially after the 3'rd or 4'th day.

                      2. re: RUK

                        Would that be agouti or capybera?

                        1. re: porker

                          It was Agouti. But I saw a lot of Capybaras in Brazil, good eating for a large Anaconda! ;-)

                  2. Puffin in Reykjavik. Did not taste like chicken. Very good!

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                    1. re: Motosport

                      Same! Did you also try the reindeer, (minke) whale, or putrefied shark?

                      I have to say, whale meat is my favourite of all meats. Sorry Shamu.

                      1. re: emeats

                        I'm with you, My dad would seek it out and grill the steaks with lemon,dill butter but he would tease us that we were eating Flipper.

                        1. re: emeats

                          I've had reindeer in Norway - tasty, but not really that different from North American venison.