Good Eatin’: Lidl Gives Me All The Meats

List Item: Try 500 of the 1001 Foods You Must Try Before You Die

I love you Lidl. As part of your Deluxe range you have allowed me to greatly expand my tick-offs on the meat section of the food list. Now, if only you did the lobster frozen in the bag that I needed.

Food item: Moose

I originally went into Lidl because I heard that they did kangaroo steaks now. Sadly, at the time I went to my local branch that they had run out who lead me to the moose leg steaks for £8.99. I know that it’s a lot of money but… how often can you say that you had moose for dinner.

I cooked it for a little bit too long, that’s the last time that I follow the packet instructions on mystery meat. Even though it was a tad overcooked it still tasted like the mix between a good beefsteak and a liver.

Food item: Pheasant

I had no idea about how to cook pheasant breast. So I smashed it with a rolling pin, wrapped it  in proscuitto and fried it for a few minutes each side. It was glorious.

It tasted a lot like duck breast but it was a lot less fatty meaning that if it wasn’t for the fact that it is very very seasonal I would be getting this more often. I would want to try it without the proscuitto at some point… but I am still very happy I did it this way.

Food item: Kangaroo

This was not the first time that I’d eaten kangaroo, that was a steak in a restaurant by Darling Harbour, Sydney. I know it’s a cliché to say this but it really did taste like a lean, tender beef steak. I am going to miss this being being available at the Lidl that is second closest to me. I guess I could always go to Walkabout… nah.

Food item: Partridge

Like with the quail, I was surprised just how small it was. A quick rub of salt and pepper followed by half and hour in the oven and it was ready to eat… and boy did I pick my partridge clean.

It tasted like a high quality chicken which got gamier and gamier the further you got into the bird. I felt a little less guilty when I snapped the legs off of this one, then again I was a lot hungrier when I ate this.

Progress: 267/500

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