- Joined Apr 3, 2006
Have you ever cooked horse meat? I remember eating it a couple of times as a child, but unfortunately it's not sold over here (Australia).
Tasajo is dried, salted beef. I'm not an expert on Central-American/Caribbean cuisine but I don't think it's ever horsemeat.I've tried it and am definitely not a fan. It was way too stringy. The only place I know of where you can get it is in Miami. I had a relative bring some and they made it for us. Won't be eating that again. It's labeled as "Tasajo," a kind of salted meat. You have to soak it in water and keep draining the water over and over to get the salt out of it. It was gross.
My experience exactly: we were fed horse as kids for its nutritional qualities. I agree it's definitely not gamey at all, and in fact I was originally going to post that it's close to good grass fed beef, but with another dimension. However sweet.... I don't remember it being sweet, in fact I do remember a little bit of a bitter taste, which as a kid I wasn't too fond of.It's relatively easy to find in Italy, or rome anyway. It is traditionally given to children because of it's high nutritional content. When you think of taste, think how cows probably used to taste when they were not shot up with hormones and antibiotics. It's very dark red, very beefy, NOT AT ALL gamey, and if anything, people say it's very very slightly sweet, though i didn't notice it.