Bear Meat

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2013/11/08 23:10:19 (permalink)

Bear Meat

Got some today from a customer, never had it, don't know what's best for it.
Cooked a small piece alongside some NY's for dinner. Was not as tough as I had thought it would be nor as dry after being cooked well done. Not gamey, very clean smelling.
Had kind of a butterscotch aftertaste.
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    ScreamingChicken
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 09:29:10 (permalink)
    You might find this thread interesting:
     
    http://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?46426-Leg-o-bear
     
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 10:47:34 (permalink)
    I have read a lot of louis l'amour books and I read where he indicated as a writer that bear fat was the best he had ever tasted???  I would not know as I have never seen or tasted bear meat or fat.
     
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 10:58:57 (permalink)
    Just make certain to get rid of all the fat. I happen to love bear meat -- both black bear and brown bear. I go mostly for steaks and roasts, but it also makes for good stew and chili. lleechef, on the other hand, isn't quite as fond of bear as am I. OK, so she really dislikes it.
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 11:21:33 (permalink)
    Michael Hoffman

    Just make certain to get rid of all the fat. I happen to love bear meat -- both black bear and brown bear. I go mostly for steaks and roasts, but it also makes for good stew and chili. lleechef, on the other hand, isn't quite as fond of bear as am I. OK, so she really dislikes it.

     
    So, in your opinion bear fat is to be discarded???  If so you are probably correct as Louis L'amour also indicated that the native Americans also used it as misquito repellant???
     
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 11:32:20 (permalink)
    Bear fat tastes like something one forgot to toss in the garbage six months ago. But, it has been used in making pemmican, and for some reason it's not too bad like that. It is true that American Indians used melted bear fat as a bug repellant.
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 11:59:23 (permalink)
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    Michael Hoffman

    Just make certain to get rid of all the fat. I happen to love bear meat -- both black bear and brown bear. I go mostly for steaks and roasts, but it also makes for good stew and chili. lleechef, on the other hand, isn't quite as fond of bear as am I. OK, so she really dislikes it.


    So, in your opinion bear fat is to be discarded???  If so you are probably correct as Louis L'amour also indicated that the native Americans also used it as misquito repellant???

    Paul E. Smith
    Knoxville, TN 


    They did, and a good Frontiersman could smell them from miles away!
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    Michael Hoffman
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 12:06:58 (permalink)
    As I recall I could smell them only when they within 440 yards.
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 13:09:17 (permalink)
    Obviously Louis L'amour had not taste.  " />
     
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 13:56:04 (permalink)
    I prefer moose to bear.
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 14:01:38 (permalink)
    I had a bear roast done medium rare.  It was exquisite! 
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 14:14:11 (permalink)
    I heard that chewy wanted to smoke a bear roast, but he couldn't figure out how to get it into his pipe.
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 15:01:50 (permalink)
    I had bear sausage and bison stew at an event on an Native American reservation in NJ.  Both were pretty tasty!
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 16:27:05 (permalink)
    Per the CDC:
     
    "If you eat raw or undercooked meats, particularly bear, pork, wild feline (such as a cougar), fox, dog, wolf, horse, seal, or walrus, you are at risk for trichinellosis."
     
    It's recommended that wild game be cooked to 160F and higher.  I read somewhere (probably on a grilling/barbecuing forum) that all of the recent deaths attributed to trichinosis were linked to bear meat.
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 17:01:59 (permalink)
    If you cook game past medium it will be tougher than lead.
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 17:14:44 (permalink)
    I guess in the end it would have to be the consumer's call.  Based on this fact sheet it makes sense that bears would be a major carrier.
    post edited by ScreamingChicken - 2013/11/09 17:20:34
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 18:33:27 (permalink)
    ScreamingChicken

    Per the CDC:

    "If you eat raw or undercooked meats, particularly bear, pork, wild feline (such as a cougar), fox, dog, wolf, horse, seal, or walrus, you are at risk for trichinellosis."

    It's recommended that wild game be cooked to 160F and higher.  I read somewhere (probably on a grilling/barbecuing forum) that all of the recent deaths attributed to trichinosis were linked to bear meat.

     
    Now you tell me!
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 19:57:19 (permalink)
    lleechef

    I prefer moose to bear.

    So do I.
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/09 20:06:08 (permalink)
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    ScreamingChicken

    Per the CDC:

    "If you eat raw or undercooked meats, particularly bear, pork, wild feline (such as a cougar), fox, dog, wolf, horse, seal, or walrus, you are at risk for trichinellosis."

    It's recommended that wild game be cooked to 160F and higher.  I read somewhere (probably on a grilling/barbecuing forum) that all of the recent deaths attributed to trichinosis were linked to bear meat.


    Now you tell me!

     
    They say the first sign of Trichinosis is getting mad in on line forums..............
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    Re:Bear Meat 2013/11/14 14:24:00 (permalink)
    Be careful - just last week I watched a tv show INFESTED ( I know, I know, but there was absolutely nothing else on) and one of the segments featured a guy in Alaska who got trichinosis from eating a medium rare bear steak.  Like the others mentioned,  bear is one of the most common carriers.
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