Is Mutton an Acquired Taste?

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  1. Inyo Tim

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    A friend gave me a tupperware container of mutton stew. I can't make myself try it. I took it to be polite, but the few times I've tried mutton I didn't like it at all.
     
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    Are you ****ting us?
    Mutton snapper is one of the best fish you can eat.


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    I have tried a lot of things legal and illegal.......but I have never had the opportunity to try mutton.

    I would try it in a heartbeat!

    But if I didn’t like it I would try it some more until I was sure that it was the mutton I didn’t like and not just the style.
     
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    Yes and they way you acquire the taste for it is by starving for three weeks and having someone gift you some.
     
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    A lot of mutton recipes use rosemary. I don't like the taste or smell of rosemary so as long as it doesn't have rosemary in it I would probably like it. ;)
     
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    They gave it to you because some body gave it to them and they didn't want it either
     
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    I never sidled up to it myself..
     
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    It would occasionally be served in mess halls in the late 1960s. I didn't like it but I also didn't like the 1/2" slices of cold cuts either. Among many other things.
     
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    My friend's husband went on one of those canned hunts where feral hogs and sheep are roaming the ranch. He shot a big sheep and I guess now they don't know what to do with all the meat.
    I remember reading a book by the famous gun writer Elmer Keith. He said Bighorn Sheep was his favorite tasting wild game.
     
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    I attended college for a year in Owensboro, KY. O'boro is known for it's mutton BBQ. If you order a BBQ sandwich at any of the joints there, they will ask you if you want sliced, chopped, or chipped. They will not ask if you want mutton, pork, or beef. Unless you know enough to specify, you will get mutton.

    I liked the taste of mutton from the beginning....some of my buddies didn't. In that sense, I suppose you could say it is an acquired taste. If you are ever in that area, be sure to order a bowl of Burgoo....Think Brunswick Stew made with mutton. It's not exactly that; but that's the quickest way to describe it. The mutton stew in the OP would probably be called Burgoo in Owensboro.
     
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    No. One cannot acquire a taste for mutton.
     
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    Mutton stew, frybread and a hot cup of strong coffee....mmmmmm!
     
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    Some very impoverished and kind Navajos fed me mutton stew and I was not about to offend my host. I just smiled while I choked it down and expressed my gratitude. The gift of all you have when you don't have much is quit humbling, but no way I would order it.
     
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    Before I cast my vote, do you mean fish or sheep? I have not had the fish so I can't speak to that. I do like a good leg of mutton as long as they season it right. I like it roasted myself.
     
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    Bighorn sheep isn’t mutton, it’s good stuff. I wouldn’t feed my dog mutton.
     
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    I'd never heard of a mutton fish until this thread. Now I would give the fish a try.
     
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    Look I’ll eat a can of 4 year old Vienna sausages hunting or a half way frozen can of beanie weenies (neither by choice but to keep from starving) and I could t choke down a £80 plate of mutton at a London Restaurant. I’ve tried quality haggis and found it easier to get down.

    The mutton I tried was gamier than any meat I can remember except for a bite of Armadillo I tried at a fair as a kid. I don’t really like lamb chops either. But I figure if I didn’t like mutton at a 1 Star Michelin restaurant in London it’s just probably not for me.

    As for learning to like something I’ve never understood that. Too much other stuff I like to eat and enjoy to waste my time trying to learn to like that very unique meat.

    Who doesn’t enjoy eating a pine sapling or Christmas Tree???? I don’t get the appeal of RoseMary.

    Now Mutton snapper is a whole different game. One of the best tasting fish out there. Very similar to the red, lane, vermilion, mangrove snappers. Very white and not fishy at all.

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    This was my favorite soup when I was a kid, other than this I can't recall eating any mutton. For some reason it is very hard to get this these days. They still sell it in Canada but not in the U.S.:headscratch:

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    Was over in the Middle East some years ago. A Prince invited us for a banquet, mutton was the main dish. It was a curry spiced dish. I really don’t care for curry, but I piled it on to drown the dirty sock, funk of the mutton. I didn’t enjoy it, but I ate it all to not be disrespectful.

    That was in 1989, haven’t ate it again.
     
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    Mutton, sheep, lamb. Very tasty and typically available at our Publix. Cow is the new comer to the game and not nearly as flavorful.
     
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