Saturday, January 12, 2008

Help from my Northern friends

I was given a plastic bag full of dry caribou meat from one of the women I know at the school. My question is: What do I do with it? We tried eating a little bit of it as it is, as it looks just like jerky. Neither one of us like it. What uses can I use this for, or is eating it as it is the only way? And, how long is it good for? I currently have it in the fridge, though I'm sure as it is dried it does not need to be refrigerated. I didn't want to appear rude and ask her what I do with it, so I thought I would throw my question out here. I don't want to throw it away but we certainly won't eat it in the state that it is now.

Masi Cho (Thank you in dogrib) *grin*

8 comments:

Megan said...

It's basically jerky, and some people don't like jerky. Throw it away if you don't want to eat it. I've never liked it, either.

elmo said...

Its probably not the jerky that you dont like but the caraboo. I dont like caraboo either, its an aquired taste from what I hear.

jen said...

I disagree, this city girl didn't need any aquired taste buds.
Caribou has a nice flavour, it's not all weird tasting like deer. The Jerky you got might not have been spiced nicely (or at all) or made like other yummy jerkies we are used to down south. Don't give up on caribou though, if you get some raw caribou, cook it in a stew, or like a roast. You will like it better if cooked the way you are used to meats cooked.

If I had it I would give it to Tallinn. My suggestion is share it with a pet you know, or give it to the ravens. :)

Anonymous said...

I wish I had a caribou source- envious. Funny, I love caribou, but hubbie and even the puppie didn't like it- and puppie would eat anything!! When people ask me how it tastes I say it tastes like a combination of roast beef and liver. 70% roast beef and 30% liver. Great in a stir fry. I agree you should try it in a stew- if you can rehydrate it at all. Got a slow cooker?
lissa

Kate Nova said...

You could try making a pemmican with it, by mincing it and reducing it with dried berries and fruit and honey and fat/drippings. It'd make a real good trail food that way.

Rob & Tina said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. The jerky is very bland, it doesn't taste like there are any spices at all it in. I think I will take it outside this afternoon and feed it to the local dogs that run around here. It will be a good treat for them.

Clare said...

Niku doesn't have any spices in it, "just" dried caribou. I like it just like that but a lot of people here eat it slathered in butter.

Um, if you really don't like it you can always mail it to me...

Kennie said...

Oh, don't forget they also eat it with mayo as well (as I learned in the staff room the other day when we discovered three bags of it in the freezer down stairs)