Whats the difference between horse and beef meat?

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René Schuster
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Re: Whats the difference between horse and beef meat?
In reply to DreamsAreDust, Mar 3, 2013

DreamsAreDust wrote:

René Schuster wrote:

DreamsAreDust wrote:

There's no great diif between horse and cow as meat goes.. horse tends to be a bit tougher as they are all muscled up and run and kick/jump everywhere.. horses are nut jobs.

Cows tend to be more sedate and their meat less lean and more tender.

Horse meat is not tougher but more tender, compared to beef, takes shorter cooking times. And the meat of an old horse is more tender than that of a younger horse.

Sounds a bit strange, but that's the way it is!


I must have eaten the toughest horse ever then...

Probably not the best piece of the horse or cooking time was overdone, cooked as if it was beef. I knew one blond lady many years ago that usually managed to turn even the most expensive and tender filet of beef into something like a sole of a shoe!

Business week says ".. rates .. horse meat as “reasonably tough," ALSO - some cuts are tougher than others.. marinading them helps.

A rather well known German dish is Rheinischer Sauerbraten; today mostly beef but it used to be prepared with horse meat, marinated over a couple days.



The good thing is that horses are immune to BSE..

I really hate that disease, because since those days I can no longer buy fresh brain; fried to a crispy crust and with a bit of salt and pepper it what was one of my favorite dishes! (And my American relatives usually ran out of the kitchen, lol! Drinking a raw egg had about the same effect!)


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