Any ethnic recipes for camel meat?
Evenin' everyone. I'm guessing this is the proper board for this question, as I'm sure any dishes using camel meat would NOT be American or European. A month or two ago, I bought some frozen camel meat at this big international market near my house. "Camel sirloin," 0.80 lbs. It looks like a steak. I tried Googling it, but didn't find much info, other than historical accounts of Middle Eastern cultures stuffing several sheep inside a whole camel and roasting it in a giant oven, which sounds somewhat time-consuming (it'll have to wait 'till the weekend.) Anyway, not sure how to treat this little camel steak. My only ideas so far:
- Someone suggested a "Moroccan hotpot," which is apparently seasoned with cumin, ginger, cinnamon, coriander, cayenne, allspice, and cloves. Anyone ever heard of this, or have any idea what else goes in it?
- Making it into a hamburger patty with my meat grinder and just eating it on a bun. Seems like a shame to give such a plain treatment to such an exotic meat, but then again, don't want to cover up the unique flavors..
- Grilling/broiling it. It IS a steak, after all. I like to eat my steaks rare though, and I'm not sure if this is safe with camel meat. I mean, are there any food-borne diseases that camels carry around?
If anyone else has recipes or ideas for it, I'd love to hear them.. Thanks for readin'.