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I asked this in another thread, but this deserves its own thread. Can you eat Penguin? I say it should be legal (they are not endangered) but my daughters disagree. If it is legal, where can I get it?


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Who the hell would want to?
 
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Why eat penguin? Why not, just out of curiosity. But it won't happen. Why? Because all species of penguins are protected, you can't get one legally. Even if you come to Antarctica and bring one home as a souvenir, it's plain illegal.

However, explorers and such have eaten penguins as a means of survival. And there is also a small black market in Asia. Here are observations :

"Penguins are very fat, so a method that melts the fat off is better, like a roast. The blood is very rich in oxygen so the meat turns an un-appetizing dark as it cooks. The breast can make decent steaks. The eggs can be good for doing an omelet, you need to remove some of the white of the egg otherwise it's not tasty enough; but the overall taste is the same than a normal omelet."


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Best question ever. But it's giving me ideas- I'm very tempted to go to the zoo and slaughter a penguin just so that I can feast on its innards.

Penguin scratchings anyone?


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Why eat penguin? Why not, just out of curiosity. But it won't happen. Why? Because all species of penguins are protected, you can't get one legally. Even if you come to Antarctica and bring one home as a souvenir, it's plain illegal.

However, explorers and such have eaten penguins as a means of survival. And there is also a small black market in Asia. Here are observations :

"Penguins are very fat, so a method that melts the fat off is better, like a roast. The blood is very rich in oxygen so the meat turns an un-appetizing dark as it cooks. The breast can make decent steaks. The eggs can be good for doing an omelet, you need to remove some of the white of the egg otherwise it's not tasty enough; but the overall taste is the same than a normal omelet."

Why are they protected? There are a lot of them.


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Broiled penguin would make a fine Thanksgiving dinner, though I might opt for the crown roast of seal.

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How about Penguin jerky? This would take care of the excess fat.


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These are the best Penguins for eating.

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Why are they protected? There are a lot of them.


It seems that several species are actually threatened or endangered (partly because of climate change), such as : southern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes chrysocome), northern rockhopper penguin (Eudyptes moseleyi (E. chrysocome moseleyi), fiordland crested penguin (Eudyptes pachyrhynchus), snares crested penguin (Eudypes robustus), erect-crested penguin (Eudyptes schlegeli), white-flippered penguin (Eudyptula albosignata, (E. minor albosignata), yellow-eyed penguin (Megadyptes antipodes), African penguin (Spheniscus demerus), and Humboldt penguin (Spheniscus humboldti).


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What kind of Penguin was Happy Feet?


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The main character is a young Emperor Penguin.

But the movie also features Adelie Penguins and a Rockhopper Penguin.


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Thanks Flashman.
That movie is one of my all time favorite Penguin Flicks.


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I have eaten Duck, Goose and Phesant that were all shot wild.

The aquatic birds both had a very fishy flavor, because of their diet and the phesant tasted very gamey.

When I have had farm raised duck, goose, phesant or quail they were quite tasty.

I would think that penguin would taste quite fishy


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I have eaten Duck, Goose and Phesant that were all shot wild.

The aquatic birds both had a very fishy flavor, because of their diet and the phesant tasted very gamey.

When I have had farm raised duck, goose, phesant or quail they were quite tasty.


You're killin' me, Doc! Gamebirds will taste... like game if what you're used to is store-bought birds (essentially what farm-raised birds are) and supermarket food generally.

It's kind of like handing one of your Opus to somebody who has been smoking Macanudos their whole life and enjoying them.

Nothing wrong with preferring a non-game bird taste, though, just as there is nothing wrong with somebody preferring fairly bland cigars. What you like is what you like.


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I have eaten Duck, Goose and Phesant that were all shot wild.

The aquatic birds both had a very fishy flavor, because of their diet and the phesant tasted very gamey.

When I have had farm raised duck, goose, phesant or quail they were quite tasty.


You're killin' me, Doc! Gamebirds will taste... like game if what you're used to is store-bought birds (essentially what farm-raised birds are) and supermarket food generally.

It's kind of like handing one of your Opus to somebody who has been smoking Macanudos their whole life and enjoying them.

Nothing wrong with preferring a non-game bird taste, though, just as there is nothing wrong with somebody preferring fairly bland cigars. What you like is what you like.



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Nope, it's the PSU QB after having been planted by a U of M D Lineman last year. I'm screwing around with the avatar right now.


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I have eaten Duck, Goose and Phesant that were all shot wild.

The aquatic birds both had a very fishy flavor, because of their diet and the phesant tasted very gamey.
I would think that penguin would taste quite fishy



Fish & mollusc eating ducks and aquatic birds taste like fish. Eiders, coots, loons, gannets all taste like fish.
For people it is an acquired taste. The Newfs and Maritimers up here eat Eider etc they can it and save it for summer.

I've shot Coot (aka poule d'eau) really fishy. Legal to shoot but not too good to eat.


Here's a recipe:
dad told me you put the duck in a large deep pot, put a large rock on top too hold it down, cover with water, boil for 2 days , keeping covered with water, drain off , remove rock , dispose of duck , eat rock, tastier than duck and just as tender.thats what they do on the prairies.

Fish eating duck recipe


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LMFAO!


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Different nations have different dishes, that might be very strange to other nations.
Here for example, ducks, pigeons and rabbits are very normal food stuff eaten and enjoyed by everyone (I don't like rabbits though) and in the Gulf countries camels are eaten too. I have never tried them. Ostrich of course, and even peacocks are eaten in some places.

In Asia, they eat dogs and cats, in Sudan they eat alligators (and claim they taste like chicken) in France they eat horses and frogs.

So I wouldn't be surprised if someone liked eating penguins.



 
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Thank God i have never had to sample such cuisine.
There is a guy on one of the cable channels i can't remember which one.He travels around the world looking for some of the most strange and revolting things to eat.


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