Originally Posted by Michael in FtW
For those who do not know what Buffalo (American Bison) tastes like ... just think very lean beef but with a "slightly" sweeter flavor. It does NOT have a gamey or strange taste ... no, it does not taste like chicken - it taste like very lean beef. While it is as lean, or leaner, than USDA Select grade beef - it is generally as tender as USDA Prime.
Yeah, it's great stuff. Im surprised that I mostly find it ground though and no decent steaks of it. The one time I did cook a steak of it I found it to be lean like Michael say's but at the same time it was unexpetedly firm and had an almost smoky flavor in there which I didint add. Not gamey at all.. just... ritch.
Btw what ingredients would you like to see on iron chef?
Personally I am very curios about ostrich... I havent seen the japanese one where they use it but It's slowly becoming a more common meat in the americas.
A proper chocolate battle would rule too. You know... they uncover the "theme" and there's blocks of dark sweedish chocolate, cubes of white chocolate, ground cocoa bean, etc. Desserts... dinner... decorations... I would love to see what these crazy people would put together.
Oh yeah, about Flay's use of chillies I identify it with two things: New Mexico cooking (I have relatives in Las Cruzes and my impresion as a kid of of mexican restaurants in the us is that they liked unberably hot food) and Puebla. Puebla is a part of mexico where they put NUCLEAR chillies in every thing, including their chocolate milk. I loved visiting that place, and I hated visiting it.