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The Bellinghman
Date: 2009-05-15 12:07
Subject: For desperance and any other foodies
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Last night's recipe, serves two

350g bison, diced
500g potato, diced
2 medium onions, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely sliced (I have a small mandolin which is excellent for this)
Handful of frozen sweetcorn kernels
Half handful of frozen broad beans
2 tbsp mushroom ketchup
1 dash of balsamic vinegar
Handful of dried sliced mushrooms
2 glasses red wine
1 bouquet garni
Olive oil as required
Water as required

Sweat the onions and garlic in a little olive oil in a casserole pan. When soft, put to one side.
Brown the diced bison chunks in a little olive oil.
Return the onion and garlic, and add the remainder of the ingredients.
Add sufficient water to just cover the food.
Bring to the boil, cover, and then simmer over a low heat for 90 minutes.
Remove the bouquet garni, and serve the rest

Works nicely with a Cote du Rhone Villages red. Ver', ver' nice
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2009-05-15 11:12 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
First slay your bison...

Thank you for this. I'm keeping it, for next time bison comes my way.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-05-15 11:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Any suggestions for Zebra?

(I could see if our Larousse Gastronomique has anything. After all, a number of its recipes did come from thwn the Paris zoo got eaten during a siege.)
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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2009-05-15 12:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
My ageing Larousse offers zebu, but doesn't really have much to say beyond "prepare it like beef". The modern one says nothing. I suspect it's a strata thing: the further back you go, the more you'll find.

Alternatively, we have the internets. Here's an attractive recipe for Zebra Wellington...
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-05-15 12:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh wonderful!

If I weren't already married, I'd be making a proposal right now.
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Linz
User: k425
Date: 2009-05-15 11:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Good though Lidl and Morrison's can be, I can't see either of them stocking bison any time soon!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-05-15 11:47 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Our local branch of Bookers has an ... interesting ... freezer cabinet.
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Megabitch
User: megabitch
Date: 2009-05-15 13:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Our local farm shop, though most of the produce is from local farms, has a freezer full of the more exotic items along with the more recognised game: crocodile, kangaroo, bison and so forth. Joints, steaks, sausages and burgers. The kids had bison burgers the other day when we were having some very nice cornish fish (can't remember what fish exactly) because D hates seafood. Except tuna... he loves tuna, has done for years, and was horrified a few years ago to be told it was a fish!
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-05-15 14:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Odd how some people won't eat any form of fish. I just pity them ... well, until I realise, all the more for me.

That sounds like a good shop. Our local (extremely dangerous) farm shop place seems to be missing this option, which is just as well for my wallet.

(Yes, this is the place that, one Christmas, I popped in for sprouts and tatties, and walked out £70 poorer.)

On the other hand, it does call itself as a Fruit Farm Shop (I remember when it was just a PYO strawberry place), so the fact that it has such things as black bacon and Stinking Bishop cheese does show it's already gone way beyond the call of duty.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-05-15 14:00 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
*snigger*

I happily didn't drop any on the floor, thereby obviating any need to get diced bison in our best dyson.
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Christer "Mort" Boräng
User: khrister
Date: 2009-05-15 14:06 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sounds delicious. What did you have in the bouquet garni?
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2009-05-15 14:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Pure shop-bought Schwarz spices one.
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