So-- I'm not sure I am a vegetarian anymore.
If you remember back to April, I ate Dory, the she-male ninja turkey. Never posted about the whole fry, but it went well and I would highly recommend the cooking method to anyone considering it. We brined him for about 24 hours - an hour per pound - and then thoroughly dried him before beginning. The result between the brining and the quick sear of the hot oil was a really moist, flavorful bird. I actually enjoyed it.
Here's a photo for fun.
So last week we were telling our neighbor, Larry, about it and I told him I would be open to eating other animals, so long as I knew exactly how and where they were raised and what they had eaten. That maybe we would raise a few other meat animals. He told us he puts a calf in the freezer every year from his herd that is raised only on milk and grass. Now for reasons unknown, Larry REALLY wants me to be an omnivore, so when I said I thought that something like that would be OK, he promptly brought over a giant steak.
I ate it. Not the whole steak, but a few pieces. Another photo for your viewing pleasure.
Not bad. I wouldn't go out of my way for it, but it was pretty good.
Then last weekend I ate goat at D'Ann's house. And that was actually REALLY delicious. No photos available.
Crazy, huh? I guess I'm no longer a vegetarian, though I won't be eating a lot of meat and I won't eat any conventionally farmed meat. I think I'm going to be a friend-a-tarian. I want to know my meat and its owners.
Hmmm. Where to Start?
3 months ago