Originally Posted by Kayelle
- 1 lb emu burger meat
- 1 lb ostrich stew meat
- 1.65 lb elk roast
- 1 lamb heart
- 1 dozen duck eggs
Are you used to eating these things? It seems odd to me that an American college student in Madison, Wisconsin would choose these items, not to mention - 2 "bundles" of stinging nettles. I'm a little suspicious that you're pulling our leg.
If I'm wrong, then my apologies that I haven't the slightest clue how to help with your cooking challenge.
He's not pulling your leg. I happen to be very familiar with that Madison farmer's market (assuming it's the one on capitol square) and you can in fact buy elk, emu, and a lot of other gourmet items there.
As far as how to cook those types of lean game meats, I would not use long cooking times or they will end up like leather and will develop a metallic, liver like flavor. Instead, go for medium rare - certainly no more done than medium.
I also have to add that as the father of a college age student, I'm going to suggest you may want to be a little more budget conscious in your shopping. I realize the farmers market there is pretty awesome, but it's also super expensive. You might want to check out someplace like Fresh Madison Market. Better prices and a good selection of healthy foods. Anyway, that's where I'd go if I were in that area.