Friday, 13 January 2012

Extracting fat from game

Finding an alternative source of fats to what we would otherwise buy in the supermarket is a real challenge for us. We do have a friend who swaps game for jam and this gives us a small amount of fat. It has to be extracted however from the carcass.

To do this, we cut off any fillets we are planning to consume separately and then boil the carcass with onions, herbs and other vegetables to create a stock. Any meat left on the carcass after boiling is stripped and used to make a game pie. The stock is left to stand in a cold room or fridge for a day. The fat solidifies as a layer on the top and can be spooned off.

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