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post #1 of 23 Old 11-15-2005, 7:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

Maybe Bacchus went over there to work on this project...
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Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks Mon Nov 14


Australia has launched a competition to find a new way of describing kangaroo meat which will be less offensive to diners sensitive about eating the national symbol.
Organisers point out that a slice of cow or pig on a plate is called by the more palatable euphemisms of beef or pork, and want to find a similarly savoury name for cute kangaroos.
Kangaroo meat sales have grown 50-fold in the past decade to create a 200 million dollar a year industry, with Europe a major export market for the low-fat red meat and Russians lapping it up in sausages.
But Australians have been reluctant to eat an animal so closely linked to the national identity, and most kangaroo meat consumed locally is in the form of pet food.
The competition to find a new name for the meat has the support of the Kangaroo Industry Association of Australia.
"We don't eat cow or pig -- the industry for a long time has been saying why do we eat kangaroo?" said chief executive John Kelly.
The organisers said there were more than 300 words for kangaroo and its meat in Aboriginal dialects and suggested entrants give one of those words a "sexy twist".
Hundreds of names have already been put forward, including "Skippy" (the name of a favourite TV kangaroo character), "Yummy" and "Kanga" -- none of which stand a chance of success, the Australian newspaper reported.
The industry's national quota for culling kangaroos in 2005 is 3.9 million animals, a number described by some wildlife activists as a cruel slaughter but defended by the industry as necessary to keep down booming kangaroo populations.



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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

I just call it "Roo meat"

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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

Seen it here...but never tried it. Is it good...

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Seen it here...but never tried it. Is it good...
Aye it is. Its a very rich meat, extremely lean too. Easy to cook. Very much like eye fillet. Alway comes out soooo very tender and juicy (unless you're a complete noob behind the barbie).

Give it a go next time you have the chance, you wont be dissapointed

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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

I may have to do that...

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Aye it is. Its a very rich meat, extremely lean too. Easy to cook. Very much like eye fillet. Alway comes out soooo very tender and juicy (unless you're a complete noob behind the barbie).

Give it a go next time you have the chance, you wont be dissapointed
Any comparison to Deer, Elk or Buffalo (Bison for 's)?

What cuts are the best?

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Its over rated in my opinion

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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

it has a funny flavor. I like the local fish barramundi, good stuff, I get that everytime I go there
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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

How about "Borkaroo"?

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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

Or possibly "Keefork"

BTW people eat chicken and rabbit without any euphemisms.

edit: add duck, turkey, well I guess pretty much all poultry.

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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

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Any comparison to Deer, Elk or Buffalo (Bison for 's)?

What cuts are the best?
Similar to venison, rich and quite lean.
Most of the meat on a kangaroo is found in, surprise, surprise, the back legs
and tail.

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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

http://www.kangaroo-industry.asn.au/products/cuts.htm

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BTW people eat chicken and rabbit without any euphemisms.
edit: add duck, turkey, well I guess pretty much all poultry.
Yes, but poultry is just... so... fowl. Ostrich burgers are great. For being able to find "anything" in LA, some of these unusual meats are pretty tough to come across...
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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

I've had a pizza with slices of emu cooked rare on it.
I won't bother with that again

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Re: Australia seeks more palatable name for kangaroo steaks.

Emu...

That reminds me of a TV variety show we watched as kids...guy held a fake emu under his arm and had it do tricks. The sketch always ended with him saying "Emu, paint my face."

Anyone recall what show that was....

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