Moose Meat Smells Skunky When Cooking
by My Nose Dosen't Lie
Proper Care of Moose Meat
My husband shot a bull moose, out of the rut, the meat was skinned & butchered by a professional. When I cook the meat it smells skunky? Have never had this happen before ~ anyone have a similar experience?
Moose Meat Smells Skunky When Cooking?
Not being in your kitchen when you are cooking the moose meat make it hard to decide exactly what skunky smells like.
I do know what a skunk smells like and if that is what your moose meat smells like... well, maybe the dogs will like it?
I have smelled some pretty gamey smells before from deer meat while cooking. If that is what you are describing... well, we didn't eat much of that deer.
You say that your moose was skinned by a professional.
- I wonder how long was the moose carcass with it's hide still intact?
- Was the animal aged in a cooler?
- Is there a possibility of bone sour?
It's very important in order to eliminate bad flavor and odor to have the animal cooled as quickly as possible. That can only be achieved by hide removal as soon as possible, preferably within hours of death.On a side note:
I understand that Caribou shot in the rut smells so bad that even dogs won't eat it!