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Kentucky Derby Special: Top Five Horse Meat Dishes from Carpaccio to Pony Strogranoff

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Basashi, or raw horse meat from Towada.
In honor of that annual American tradition taking place Saturday at 6:24 p.m, the Kentucky Derby, Short Order has compiled a list of the top five dishes made with the dinner of champions: horse meat. Now, before you let your preconceived notions and ethnocentric American ideals take over, check out what the rest of the world is eating.

Horse Meat Carpaccio, Bresaola, and Tartare

In Italy, horse or colt steaks are sliced thin and served as a carpaccio, dried and delivered as bresaola, and also brought to the table tartare. News broke in February 2010 that Italy's parliament was considering a ban of horse meat for similar reasons the United States ceased to allow it a half century ago. Referring to horses, Italy's minister of agriculture, Luca Zaia, stated they should not be eaten because they are "considered just like cats and dogs."

The Telegraph ran a story on the possible ban in February 2010, however the author was unavailable. Referred to World Horse Welfare, a charity campaigning to "end the long distance transportation of horses to slaughter in Europe," press officer Louise Chapman stated that "there is no news on a ban and at this time it is unlikely as it (horse) is so widely consumed in Italy." Additional research has turned up with no insight into the status of the proposed ban on horse meat in Italy.

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Kazakhstan food - Kazi, Karta, & Shuzhuk.
Horse Meat Roast with Blue Cheese

The Canadian website www.metro.ca has - among 19 horse meat recipes - what appears to be a seriously savory dish of horse meat roast with blue cheese and horseradish sauce. Seared in a skillet with hot olive oil, the roast is rubbed with dijon mustard and seasoning before baking in the oven. A sauce is prepared with blue cheese, sour cream, horseradish, chives, and mayo. Nothing says Sunday dinner quite like a horse meat roast!

Pony Stroganoff

On mini-horse.org, there's a fine line between a heartfelt awareness of the U.S. miniature horse and a sardonic appreciation of the physically limited equine. It begins with ground pony chuck, which is browned and seasoned, then added to a mixture of sour cream and onion soup mix. The final product is served over egg noodles.

Kazi, Karta, and Shuzhuk

"Kazakhs are born in horses," says an expression of Kazakh Nomads. In Kazakhstan, horse meat is a large part of the diet of the once nomadic people. Kazi and karta are simply boiled large intestine and stomach, respectively. Both are quite fatty and are suggested to be eaten warm. Shuzhuk is a kind of sausage whose casing is small intestine filled with rib meat and fat. The proportion of fat to meat in shuzhuk may vary from almost all meat to almost all fat - it's purely a matter of taste.

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A Kentucky Derby contestant... or prospective meal.
Horse Meat Stew

Horse meat became all the rage in France during the Napoleonic Wars, when the stout commander's surgeon suggested starving troops eat their horses. During this period, the high cost of living made most meats unaffordable. Horse flesh was soon deemed legal and edible, showing up hanging in Parisian butcher shops. The recipe calls for slicing that hunk of horse meat into chunks and browning it in a skillet with olive oil. Chop vegetables including carrots, potatoes, and celery, and add to a pot with chicken broth, red wine, Worcestershire sauce, and olive oil. Throw in the horse meat and voila!

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Polite Guest
Polite Guest

I'm kinda shocked that everyone is so concerned about the chemicals fed to and/or injected in horses.  Do you have any idea what they're putting into modern cattle??

Foundationdressage
Foundationdressage

This is disgusting...when Americans with horses and concern for their welfare; are fighting desperately to keep our horses OFF the terrible slaughter trucks, designed for shipping cattle (much shorter species); for miles to Canadian and Mexican slaughter houses for shipment to Europe; this very CYNICAL article is posted on DERBY week....racehorses are the MOST vulnerable to slaughter, as they are kept ONLY if they make MONEY for the owners; and sent to auction if they are not fast enough or sore from running so hard....most are very young and could live for decades as pleasure or show horses but don't get the chance when sent to auctions for fast return for very low money. I am a "foodie" myself but find this article in BAD taste and the kind of thinking that is decimating the worlds oceans of whales; the jungles of rare species for exotic fare; and encouraging the speciesim regarding the other sentient feeling beings on our planet that values human life only. People don't NEED to eat horses now... and starving people don't read culinary magazines.

Jcorcoran
Jcorcoran

I hope everyone eating American horsemeat doesn't get sick from the carcinogencis present. Horses are not raised for meat in the US and therefore are not tracked. all kinds of chemicals are used in horses to keep them healthy, most of which are carcinogenic to humans.

circlec
circlec

why would anyone want to eat a horse. That just sickens me. The people who give horses to people who sell them to kill buyers are just sick..this is just plain sick

HOLD YOUR HORSES
HOLD YOUR HORSES

THIS IS IN TERRRRRIBLE TASTE, AND I DO NOT MEAN THAT AS A PUN! SHAME ON YOU!

lh
lh

maybe you should go visit a slaughter house and see where the meat actually comes from and then see if you still support this industry. sick

May Snyder
May Snyder

Is this some sort of sick joke? If it is, it's not funny.

Letssaygrace
Letssaygrace

I would like to see the author of this article go through one of the illegal slaughter houses in the C-9 Basin of Miami!!!!!!!!!!! You should really think before you publish or even begin to write an article about eating people's pets! You sick insensitive Bastard.

Thirteenc
Thirteenc

DISGUSTING.. as is the people who eat horse meat..of dog..Horses are smart, intelligent , loveable animals ...and to write this stupid article only says volumes about how brain dead you are..scum of the earth..there will be a place in hell for you

Booyamoon88
Booyamoon88

I now understand that you are an idiot. But then again it's not like this is a REAL paper!!! Maybe you should look into how horses are treated on the way to slaughter or even the process of slaughter itself. I wouldn't even think of trying it, let's not forget the meds that are in horses. Sick.

Sugarcloud13
Sugarcloud13

you couldn't have seriously thought this article would be a good thing? especailly since over 100000 horses a year are sent to slaughter and we are fighting hard to stop it. These horses you suggest taste delicious, were not raised for food like beef, chickens and lambs. They were working animals, family pets, or other horses unlucky enough to end up in the hands of the meat men. They have been given medications, vaccines and wormers that are clearly labeled "not for horses intended for human consumption". There have been no studies to determine how long these possible carcinogens remain in the tissues. US horsemeat is not safe to eat.

Brass-ring-farm
Brass-ring-farm

I think with the ongoing illicit slaughter of pet horses in Florida this is unbelievable that you would be so callous as to print such a story and think it "funny." shame on you.

ElaineLee
ElaineLee

People who would eat horse meat deserve whatever toxic drug that comes with it! not to mention the Karma for the whole obscene industry that provided it.

LIN
LIN

The captive bolt and stabbing them in the spine don't kill horses before they get butchered, majority are butchered alive. Start calling it what it is, terrorized horse, horses with drugs, that read do not use on food animals... bono petite for the worldly individuals that think this is a deligacy. http://www.kaufmanzoning.net/ Your really sick John, get some help.

Catherine Ritlaw
Catherine Ritlaw

HORSES ARE COMPANION ANIMALS. They have served mankind willingly for eons. They exhibit more courage, integrity and loyalty than most humans do. Sure let's start eating our horses, dogs and cats and lower ourselves into the immoral abyss the rest of the world seems to reside in.Catherine Ritlaw, Journey's End Ranch Animal Sanctuary.

Mgbjean
Mgbjean

Figures, Miami Times, with the hideaway slaughter farms where disgusting thing's happen....Richard Couto is onto all of them and so are many more people.....

Mgbjean
Mgbjean

By the way since it is quite evident that you also do not know that horse meat is filled with all types of medications, such as bute and steroids and all the drugs such lovely people use to make a horse run even though they are in pain, your all a bunch of greedy, money hungry people at the expence of these beautiful horses....and for writing this article you should be ashamed..why don't you go and eat some toenails, I hear they are serving them up with ear wax

Mgbjean
Mgbjean

I do not give a flying FART what the rest of the world is eating, your a SICKO

Christy Lee
Christy Lee

This is possibly the most disgusting article I have ever read. Anything for attention, correct? The horrific cruelty involved in horse slaughter aside, I hope anyone that is moronic enough to eat horse meat can fight off the aplastic anemia and other life threatening issues that the medications that NEVER leave horse meat cause. Either you are a moron, or you just don't care about cruelty, or human long term serious health care issues.

Disgusted
Disgusted

Before you go thinking how great this all sounds why not look into the process from childhood pony to auction market, to packed into a trailer with 60 other horses, to the 3000 mile trek to the slaughter house, then the stunning (which is rarely done with one shot to the head) to the being strung up to bleed out while their hooves are cut off, while alive and conscience. Mmmmmmmmm sounds like the making of a great dinner. Faking idiots, do your research before spewing your crap about great horse meat.

HM
HM

UNREAL! It is not JUST because horses are "considered just like cats and dogs."... horses are highly sensitive and the process in which they are slaughtered is extremely inhumane, as well as horse meat is carcinogenic due to all the substances in a horses system (ie. dewormers, which are labeled not for use in meat animals, vaccinations, bute). Most horses that go to slaughter have ALL these substances in their system... Great article to promote cancer causing foods...

KWebers
KWebers

Americans rejected horse meat many decades ago. Horses are highly capable athletes and companions and suffer terribly from these grisly killings, not to mention the hell their owners go thru. The Florida bill is overdue and I strongly support it.Now that we know that horses are regularly given drugs which make the flesh unfit for human consumption, I can only hope that cancer and other ills befall those who eat horse meat. What’s next? Leg of Labrador Retriever? German Shepherd stew?http://www.americanhorsemeat.c...End this disgusting, cruel and inhumane practice.http://www.kaufmanzoning.net/

LynnIL
LynnIL

I almost lost my breakfast. How sick you are! You obviously don't know any thing about horse slaughter. It is cruel and inhumane for horses. And I'm guessing you also don't know that a Kentucky Derby winner, Ferdinand, ended up on a dinner plate in Japan. Eat a Champion was how it was billed. So I do not find this funny or entertaining.

Sassymargo
Sassymargo

Disgusting! I would never eat a horse. Full of medications that can kill you. UGH!

djkmia
djkmia

I tried the Raw Horse Sammy along with Calf Brains last April in Toronto at The Black Hoof. If you are ever in Toronto, this place is a must try. http://theblackhoof.com/food/

LynnIL
LynnIL

Cattle are a regulated product. They are raised for food and are tagged. That tag follows the cattle from day one to the end of their life. So their records are available if in fact they are tested and found to have toxic substances or drugs in the meat. At least that is what I'm told. I wonder just how many cattle are tested. 

Watermark0n
Watermark0n

 Why would anyone want to eat a cow? Just sick. We need to get together and murder all people who eat animals.

Watermark0n
Watermark0n

 How on Earth is eating a horse any more immoral than eating a cow? What universe do you live in?

Watermark0n
Watermark0n

 "he horrific cruelty involved in horse slaughter aside,"

No more horrific than the slaughter of any other animal you eat.

" I hope anyone that is moronic enough to eat horse meat can fight off the aplastic anemia and other life threatening issues that the medications that NEVER leave horse meat cause."

Ah, horse meat irrationalists, taking such an imagined moral high ground (on just one animal, not all of them), that they support the actual murder of other human beings. You guys are just pure evil monsters.

djkmia
djkmia

Disgusted, the points that you make also can be said for pigs, cows and other animals and I be that you eat that meat too as many Americans do and don't think for one second about. There are responsible farms, slaughter houses and restaurants around the world and in the USA.

Watermark0n
Watermark0n

 Do they really have any more "toxins" in them than cows do?

Valcollante
Valcollante

I agree with KWebers. It's a tasteless and tactless article. Americans find it repulsive to eat horses. Imagine if you printed an article on cannibalism and printed recipes of "baby leg" or something. That is how repulsive it is to anyone that loves horses and knows how cruel slaughter is. It's culturally insensitive to even suggest this. Just because there are other countries that still eat it doesn't mean it's fair game here. A big thumbs DOWN.

Waterermark0n
Waterermark0n

 How on Earth could you be for the slaughter of cows but against the slaughter of horses? How is that rational? People who are against horse slaughter are idiots incapable of thought.

Cathy Ritlaw
Cathy Ritlaw

may you end up with a prion disease from eating brains...it is evident that you lack your own

Wacko
Wacko

Why would anyone want to eat a fish? Just sick. We need to get together and murder all people who eat animals.  

LynnIL
LynnIL

You are only trying to egg us on to say that we are going to try to stop the slaughter of all meat animals. Typical of horse haters! Can't get people to believe your dribble so try to undermine the character and morals of others. But that is not what we are doing. We are fighting to stop the slaughter of American horses. We love horses and find their slaughter to be cruel and inhumane. The slaughter methods used on horses are the same as they use on cattle and for horses it does not work. Just look at how they are built and their flight characteristics.  It is both mentally and physically cruel for horses.

So get a new game Waterbrain! You can just keep calling us names but we are having the last laugh at your expense here.

Disgusted
Disgusted

Would you like to take a look at how your American horses are slaughtered in Mexico? Don't forget horse slaughter is ILLEGAL in the US, so these horses have to endure long trips to either Canada or Mexico (only 2 plants left in Canada) In Mexico they use a dagger to the spinal column to stun the horse... that totally sounds responsible and humane!!! Like I said before, do some research then see if you think it's right.

Mgbjean
Mgbjean

Horses are not livestock, they are pet's but it is evident your mind is not capable of understanding that, most of you that eat horses will never get it....YUCK

Kwebers
Kwebers

djkmia shouldn’t assume that people working to end horse slaughter for human consumption eat or otherwise use animal products. Many of us carry thru on our concerns in many ways, in our daily lives. It’s actually pretty easy (and rewarding) to live by your goals and to know that some good has come/may come of that. Determination is a beautiful thing.

TruthBTold
TruthBTold

Cow slaughter has become so acceptable because people are so accustomed to walking into any grocery store and buying some animal flesh.  Horse slaughter is not accepted in the U.S.  Do you not get that?  People should try eating more vegetables on either account.  It's humane and better for you

LynnIL
LynnIL

I can see by your comments you know nothing about this issue. Horses do have more chemicals then horses since most are ridden and are taken care of by their owners.  Wormers and pain killers have warning labels on them. Cattle might have more hormones and antibiotics in them. If you can read you should check out some labels. My wormer says not for food animals. I am against the slaughter of pets for human consumption. And my horse is my pet. Horse slaughter is cruel and inhumane treatment of these animals. Just watch some of the videos and see how they suffer. And the horse slaughter industry does not want to try to make it better because of cost. Horse slaughter is all about the money. Most American WILL NOT EAT HORSE! Period.  So there is no need for this so called industry.

Watermark0n
Watermark0n

 Ah, such a hippocritical moral high-ground that you support murdering actual humans over it. You oppose the killing of one animal for its meat and support the killing of others? How on Earth is that rational? Going around just calling everyone an idiot when there's zero rational basis for your position does nothing but prove you're one.

Lonesomeduv12
Lonesomeduv12

Pray you don't get sick from the drugs that horse probably had in its system. As most horses in their lifetime are giving Bute or Banamine or even other drugs. It's a given that they have them in their systems.

LynnIL
LynnIL

Most of those who fight to stop horse slaughter are not happy that our American horses are still going to slaughter. But it is because of people like you who think it is OK to slaughter horses that we have not been able to pass laws to stop it. Come to our side and tell your Representatives and Senators to pass the bills to stop horse slaughter and their  going to Canada and Mexico will no longer be an issue. 

Kwebers
Kwebers

The transport to Mexican and Canadian plants are long and deadly trips, and the end is horrific, but people need to remember that if horse slaughter inspections are again funded in the future, killing in US plants would be no less horrific, and the transport distances and related injuries/fatalities would still be significant. That’s because the demand for horsemeat is small and the US is big in area. US horses would ship from all over the US to one or two plants in the central/western states. They’d travel over a thousand miles, and the transport regulations themselves are the cause of a large number of injuries. This industry needs to be shut down on state AND federal levels: and the transport is a big part of the industry’s failure. Hell on wheels.

Watermark0n
Watermark0n

 "Horses are not livestock, they are pet's"

Horses are animals. If it's legal to slaughter cows, it should be legal to slaughter horses.

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