Eating meat from dogs and cats, recipes from dogs and cats. Extreme cuisine.

In most Euro-American countries, a dog and a cat are considered a person’s best friend. This explains the purely negative attitude to the fact that in many Asian and Latin American countries they eat dogs and cats, as well as the active struggle of the French sex symbol of previous years, Bridget Bordeaux and numerous animal advocates for the ban on treating a dog and cat as a food source. 

Eating dog and cat meat, dog and cat recipes.

Ms. Bordeaux’s activities in the new field gained prominence when her animal rights organization, an organization founded by her, called on football fans to stop attending the Seoul World Championships if dog meat was not legally prohibited in Korea. And all restaurants with a menu of dog meat dishes will not be closed.

If in the so-called West her approach did not seem extravagant and was divided and shared by many, then in other parts of the world, in particular in many Asian countries, he did not find understanding. Not only in Korea, but also in a large territory of South China, including Hong Kong, in most countries of Southeast Asia, as well as in some regions of Latin America, dogs and cats are perceived as an affordable source of animal protein.

, just like in the last century, Amundsen ate his sled dogs. In 1975, British correspondent John Swain was held hostage at the French embassy in Phnom Penh after the Khmer Rouge troops captured the Cambodian capital..

There was no end to our stay in the interneeship position, and the lack of food was felt more and more, he writes in his book The River of Time (1996). Reluctantly, the Corsican adventurer Jean Menta and a mercenary by the name of Borella, who tried to stay in the shade so as not to be recognized, strangled and refreshed the embassy cat. The poor animal fought desperately for life, and both men were brutally scratched. Not everyone decided to try a curry cat. The meat was tender, like a chicken.

In 1996, in Argentina, with the light of jupiters, several cats were freshened and fried over a fire, which caused a wave of indignation throughout the country and attracted the attention of lawmakers. The press and politicians wondered: do people really live so poorly that they have to eat pets? The answer, of course, was positive. In the same year in Australia, Member of Parliament Richard Evans recommended that the population do everything possible to reduce the number of stray and domestic dogs and cats by 2020, which were estimated at 18 million and which allegedly killed annually up to 3 million birds and other animals.

John Wamsley, Managing Director of Earth Sanctuaries, went further, encouraging people to catch and eat stray dogs and cats, and advising, in particular, to evaluate the palatability of stewed cat tails. The public and the press were indignant. Not always a cat gets into the pan out of necessity. In 1996, Mr. By Liangguang, the owner of Guang’s Dog and Cat, a restaurant specializing in cat and dog meat, in the southern Chinese city of Jiangmen, told reporters. Things are going well. The richer the Chinese become, the more they care about their own health. And then there is nothing better than cat meat.

In the 1990s, in the northern provinces of Vietnam, on the menu of many restaurants, in addition to dog meat, cat meat appeared, which is considered to be an effective remedy for asthma in this area. They also believe that a dish of four cat-like gall bladders marinated in rice wine helps to induce or enhance sex drive. Cat meat was served raw, pickled, grilled, and also stewed with snack pieces with vegetables in a Mongolian cauldron.

According to France Presse, in just one area of ​​Hanoi, about a dozen specialized feline restaurants opened, each of which consumed up to 1800 cats each year. The average price of a dish for some two years has increased from 3.5 to 11 dollars. Cat meat, generally not as fatty as dog meat, was popular with Hanoi foodies until 1997, when the government banned the business. Cause? 

Nevertheless, the meat of dogs and cats is still considered a delicacy in the country. Dishes from it are present in the menu of local restaurants, although this is not advertised.

Dog and cat recipes.

Fried dog meat with coconut milk.

450 g sliced ​​dog tenderloin.
1 medium onion, thinly sliced.
2 small green chilli, peeled and chopped 4-6 mushrooms, sliced.
1 cup coconut milk.
5 tbsp. tablespoons peanut butter.
2 tbsp. tablespoons of soy sauce.
2 tbsp. tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root.
1 teaspoon ground caraway seeds.
1 teaspoon of cornmeal mixed with water to a paste consistency.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Fresh mint leaves.

Heat the oil in a wok pan or pan and fry the meat on it until lightly browned. Pour coconut milk and soy sauce and stir, cook for 1-2 minutes. Add onions, chili, mushrooms and seasonings. Continue cooking, stirring constantly. When the mixture begins to bubble, stir the corn paste in it. Garnish with mint leaves and serve with rice.

Sweet and Sour Dog.

450 g of dog meat cut into thin strips 5 cm long.
1 yellow or red pepper, peeled and sliced.
4 onions, diced.
1 tbsp. ketchup spoon.
2 teaspoons vinegar.
3 tbsp. tablespoons of red wine.
1 tbsp. a spoonful of cornmeal.
3 tbsp. tablespoons of vegetable oil.
Salt pepper.
4 tbsp. tablespoons of sugar.
1 tbsp. spoonful of soy sauce.
4 cups of water.
Deep-frying oil.

Batter:

2 beaten egg yolks.
2 tbsp. tablespoons of flour.
2 tbsp. tablespoons of water.

Sprinkle meat with half red wine. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper, then add ketchup, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, the remaining wine, cornmeal and 1 teaspoon of salt. Prepare the dough from eggs, flour and water. Preheat the deep-frying oil in a wok or ordinary pan to a temperature of 175 degrees. Dip the meat in the dough and fry until crispy. Put the meat out of the pan and keep warm. Clean the pan, heat vegetable oil in it, put pepper and onion there and fry for 1-2 minutes. Then add the previously prepared mixture and, stirring, let it thicken. Dip the meat in the resulting sauce. Serve hot with rice.

Cat stew.

900 g of cat meat, thinly cut across the fibers.
700 g boiled and diced potatoes.
2 large chopped onions.
2 large carrots, sliced ​​in circles 1 cm thick.
2 chopped leek feathers.
2 chopped celery sprigs.
2 chopped garlic cloves.
1.5 glasses of red wine.
Flour.
Butter.
One pinch of rosemary, oregano and paprika.
Salt and pepper to taste.
Parsley or coriander, finely chopped.

Refresh the cat and remove the ribs, use only the back. Cut the fat from the loin and thinly chop the meat. Roll pieces in flour and fry in a pan until lightly browned. Boil potatoes, stew other vegetables in butter until half ready. Place the meat in a pot, pour wine and simmer for one hour until the gravy turns brown. Add vegetables to the pot and cook another 8-10 minutes. Serve with polenta, traditional for Northern Italy cornmeal porridge, which can be replaced with corn puree.

Based on the book Extreme Cuisine.
Jerry Hopkins.

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