Jump to content

Not a lot of croc: crocodile meat is edible when it’s cooked well


snoop1130
 Share

Recommended Posts

2-1.png

 

Food vendors and consumers have been hard hit by the escalating prices of chicken, eggs, and pork in particular, the latter has doubled in price since last year. It’s a situation that calls for some innovative ideas, and owners of crocodile farms have risen to the occasion by promoting the reptile’s meat as a cheaper alternative.

 

While a croc might be unappetizing to some, the health authorities are reassuring, saying it’s fine for people to consume the meat when it’s handled and cooked properly. Indeed, gourmets will tell you cuts from the tail and fillet as well as the penis are tasty.

 

A good source of protein that is low in calories and fat

 

Dr. Suwannachai Wattanayingcharoenchai, chief of the Department of Health, says crocodile meat can be an alternative protein source when pork is expensive but advises people to remain vigilant when handling and cooking.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/not-a-lot-of-croc-crocodile-meat-is-edible-when-its-cooked-well/

 

Logo-top-.png
-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2022-01-20
 

- Aetna offers a range of visa-compliant plans that meet the minimum requirement of medical treatment, including COVID-19, up to THB 3m. For more information on all expat health insurance plans click here.

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Seen it for sale in street markets in Pattaya, and locally  in Kanchanaburi. You don't see many Thai people buying it... I have eaten it in Australia - tastes like chicken! 😋 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in croc central where croc burgers are a tourist attraction. The locals don't eat it. Even the indigenous people don't eat it. I've never tasted anything more revolting in my life.

  • Like 1
  • Sad 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

The Japanese love croc meat. Australia has big croc farms rearing them for both meat and skins for export. Very expensive meat.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've also eaten alligator in the U.S., in Texas and Louisiana. Tasted fine, probably comparable to chicken, although a bit chewier. Certainly have no objection to it nor do I find anything disgusting about it. It's a fine addition to the diet but certainly wouldn't replace pork with it.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I've had it in a few restaurants in my area.  Tasted fine, of course with lots of spices too.

At the night market in Chiangmai there was a lady selling it on skewers.  She also was selling scorpions on skewers.  But it tasted good.  I would buy it again.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Crocodile meat tends to taste like the food the animal consumes. Most from the farms are fed chicken. Wild animals would be a darker meat and a lot gamier. 

I've eaten it in Darwin and in Perth, where at one time you could buy it at Coles supermarket.

 

(I fed it to my parents once and told them what it was later!  They weren't impressed. Made up for all the offal and rabbit they used to feed me as a child.)

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, Old Croc said:

"Made up for all the offal and rabbit they used to feed me as a child.)" 

Grew up eating"underground mutton"!! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

19 hours ago, Golden Triangle said:

I've had it a couple of times, cooked different ways, unimpressed.

Had it a couple of times in Oz, and like you, was totally unimpressed as I thought it was tasteless.

 


 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

20 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

but advises people to remain vigilant when handling and cooking.

Especially if it's a live one .....🙄

regards worgeordie

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, worgeordie said:

Especially if it's a live one .....🙄

regards worgeordie

No, they don't like it  very much!

Link to post
Share on other sites

I have had crocodile in three different countries, and alligator in New Orleans, with a wide range of impressions. Alligator was dark and oily, while crocodile was light and white. But the frozen croc bought here in Khonkaen Big C was very tough, while the restaurant meat I ate in Australia and Taiwan was delightfully tender. I suspect this difference was related to the age of the animal.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried it once in Dallas TX guess wasn’t overly impressed.. mighta been the steak and ribs...

 

gourmets will tell you cuts from the tail and fillet.....as well as the penis are tasty.... errr screaxh say what.. a bit of Friday humor 555.. kinda

 

Once in China while at dinner with a customer...  the customer as usual orders all sorts of things.. 

Soup was first served... took a little taste of the broth it was nasty leaned over to my Chinese business partner asked what it that is horrible... dog dick soup...<deleted>.. true story..

Link to post
Share on other sites

I saw it available a few years ago in the frozen section of a large Macro. I guess it's been snapped up by now.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Ate Aussie crocodile a few times in Oz; Darwin at weekend market, and Neil Perry's 'Rockpool Bar and Grill' in Sydney ... nice

Link to post
Share on other sites

8 minutes ago, Tropposurfer said:

Ate Aussie crocodile a few times in Oz; Darwin at weekend market, and Neil Perry's 'Rockpool Bar and Grill' in Sydney ... nice

Probably 'free range'😂

Link to post
Share on other sites

On 1/21/2022 at 6:39 PM, Conquerbrqvilok said:

Who's knows what virus or disease will make eating crocodile , eating strange things is never healthy 

Bats?

Link to post
Share on other sites

"gourmets will tell you cuts from the tail and fillet as well as the penis are tasty."

 

There is  high demand for the later part; but due covid restrictions and non existent nightlife the supply is  running low....- according to Pattaya "experts"

Edited by tingtong
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...