It is easy to understand why many people roll their eyes and grin squeamishly upon hearing an offer to try soup from the genitals of animals. Serve deer or bovine penis soup or deep-fried lamb eggs on the table, and your guest or guest will surely rush to leave.
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There is, however, one compelling argument that makes food from animal genitals attractive to humans. This powerful argument is testosterone, the sex hormone produced by the testes. One of the feminists refers to macho syndrome as such (slurping penis soup and chewing lamb’s testicles – only one of its manifestations) with testosterone poisoning. Which defines as the desire of men by any means to demonstrate their masculinity.
, of course continue. Despite large-scale efforts to suppress the activities of poachers, according to the Indian Society for the Protection of Wild Animals, there are about 100 million potential consumers of potato products from tiger genitals on the planet. They mainly live in Asian countries. Due to the crime of this business, as well as the consumption of endangered fauna, as well as the high price of such products, the genitals of other animals are widely used as substitutes for tiger genitalia. So, in 1994, one Canadian company shipped 50,000 carcasses of seals to China. If the skin, meat and fat of one seal is sold for $ 20, then the price of its genitals exceeds $ 100.
Thus, those who wish can easily include genitals in their diet without compromising protected species. As already mentioned, many restaurants in the United States serve Rocky Mountain Oysters, a dish usually made with lamb eggs, and in Mexico, deep-fried bull eggs are still considered a delicacy. Testicles are also popular in Spain, Italy, the Middle East and those Asian countries where the Chinese population is high. In Singapore, a few steps from the famous Raffles Hotel, there is a very expensive restaurant Imperial Herbal. This is probably the only restaurant that has a Chinese resident in the country – a specialist in traditional medicines.
Dr. Li Lian Singh, who once came from Tianjin, China, diagnoses ailments of visitors and recommends certain dishes or drinks from the restaurant’s menu as healing. The first thing you see at the entrance to the restaurant is large glass cases with deer antlers and dried penises of various animals that are not in danger of extinction. Behind the windows is a large pharmacy of traditional medicines, where, if you’re lucky, Dr. Lee himself will recommend one of the restaurant’s specialties. Perhaps the penis of a bull with Chinese yam. Prices from about $ 20 and up (up to $ 40), depending on the number of penises.
In the restaurant menu of alcoholic drinks there are those that include a reindeer penis – at a price of $ 12 per glass to $ 450 for a two-liter bottle. In more modest restaurants in Singapore, animal penis soup is cheaper, but not always available. Entering one of these establishments shortly after the celebration of the Chinese New Year, I saw there hanging on the wall an advertisement for bovine penis soup for $ 6 per serving and tarta penis soup, which was twice as expensive. These prices are much higher than what they are asking, say, for a cup of noodle and pork or chicken meat, which costs less than a dollar.
Taste? I would not say that this is something special. Very similar to lamb or beef broth. The perception of the food is mainly influenced by the anticipation of pleasure and the amazing stories of other Euro-American travelers. No less interesting is the five-penis wine offered at Snake King Completely Restaurant in Guangzhou, China. Although the institution specializes in reptiles, the genitals of the bull, ram, deer and dog are included in the composition of the wine along with the snake’s penis. I tried it in 1997 and found it to be soft and pleasant to taste, although the dark sediment floating in the glass did not look very attractive.
Like other internal organs, the testes can be prepared in many ways. Fry whole in deep fat; cut into thin slices and marinate in oil and lemon juice with the addition of chopped parsley, salt and pepper, and then fry in butter; chop and stew in butter and cream sauce with chopped, blanched and fried mushrooms. Like the heart, kidneys, and some other internal organs, genitals are often harsh.
Recipe for a pie with bovine testicles from Bartomolo Scappi, chief cook of Pope Pius V, XVI century.
Boil the eggs of four bulls in salt water, finely chop them, sprinkle with salt, pepper, nutmeg and cinnamon and lay them on a formed tesla for a pie, alternating layers of a mixture of finely chopped kidneys of lamb and ham, seasoned with marjoram, cloves and caraway seeds.
Rocky Mountain Oyster Eggs Recipe.
40 ram eggs.
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
1/2 onion, chopped.
2 tbsp. tablespoons of corn starch.
1 glass of white wine.
Salt and pepper to taste.
A little spicy pepper seasoning (Tabasco) to taste.
1 glass of water.
Wash oysters thoroughly and cook for 30-45 minutes until soft, then drain the water and squeeze it well. After that, brown them in a frying pan with onions and garlic, and then lower the starch into the water diluted in water. Add wine and simmer until the sauce thickens. Add seasonings and serve hot. The dish is designed for 4 servings.
Lamb Egg Fried Recipe.
1 kg of ram eggs.
1 onion, chopped.
1-3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped.
3 tbsp. parsley.
400 g Ortega salsa.
4 green peppers, chopped, or 1 small jar of Ortega chili peppers.
1/4 cup white wine.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Boil testicles in salt water for about 20 minutes or until tender. In the process of cooking, remove foam from the water. Squeeze the prepared testicles and rinse with cold water. Fry onion and peppers in a small amount of vegetable oil. When they become soft, add garlic, parsley and testicles to them. Fry the mixture for several minutes, then add salsa, salt, pepper, white wine and simmer under the lid over low heat for about 15-20 minutes.
Deer or Bull Penis Steam Soup.
120 g of penis (deer, bovine).
1 cup rice wine.
10-12 glasses of water.
Seasonings and spices from the arsenal of Chinese medicine.
Soak penises in rice wine for a few minutes to remove the strong smell. Grate them with salt, rinse with hot water and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from water, rub again with salt, and then cut into small pieces. Place the meat and seasonings with water in a double boiler and cook over high heat for 1 / 2-2 hours. Seasonings and spices you can choose according to your needs. These can be sets that improve blood circulation, increase tone, etc. When buying, just tell the pharmacist that you are going to cook, and ask for advice. Before serving, remove the meat, in writing I need to use only the broth.
Based on the book Extreme Cuisine.