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MenashaCorp
07-24-2008, 11:43 AM
roast polar bear



Categories Meats (http://www.astray.com/recipes/?search=Meats) Game (http://www.astray.com/recipes/?search=Game) Weird (http://www.astray.com/recipes/?search=Weird) Yield 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 5 to 6 pound roast of bear
cup Vinegar
1 tablespoon Salt
4 cup Water
3 Strips thick sliced bacon or salt pork
1 Large onion, quartered
3 tablespoon Butter
1 teaspoon Salt
teaspoon Pepper



Trim all fat from the roast. Wash well Soak meat for at least 2 hours in water, salt and vinegar. Remove and pat dry. Place meat in a roaster, lay strips of bacon on top and place quarters of onion beside it. Roast at 35O degrees F. for about 3 hours. 15 minutes before serving, remove bacon strips, coat top of roast with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast another 15 minutes and drizzle butter on top two or three times during this period. Serve Hot. Serves 6 to 8. From _Northern Cookbook_ edited by Eleanor A. Ellis, Information Canada 1973.

Recipe From HERE (http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=Roast+polar+bear)


I friggin' LOVE :love: John's sense of humor. :worship: :rotfl2: :lmao: :rotfl:

TXYankee
07-24-2008, 12:15 PM
Most importantly, you cannot eat it all by yourself! So the first step is to call for a party and invite all your friends, relatives, and local dignitaries.

A special occasion, like the finding of a whale, calls for the use of ceremonial names. Though a hunter, a man, has found the whale, preparing food is women's work, and therefore the daughter of the hunter has the rights to prepare the whale. She is given the ceremonial name, Place-of-cutting-Blubber. Note that it is the daughter who has the rights, not the wife(s), due to the family rights in a matrilineal society.

Once everybody is ready, you bring tools, and the hunter who found the whale leads everybody in their canoes to the spot where he found it. The father of the hunter has the honor of speaking for the daughter of the hunter to "make a toast" for the occasion. It is customary to first declare how wonderful the whale is, being full of delicious blubber, etc.. Then you should give the choicest piece (the dorsal fin) to the ranking dignitary, who is typically the chief of the village.

Everybody else gets an equal size piece of the whale according to the order of their rank. The first piece starts at the whale neck, and they work from the top down and from the head to the tail. Generally the pieces are cut about a fathom (6 feet) in width. After the ceremonial pieces are given out, the women go to work to gather the remaining fat from the whale. The last step is cut off a piece of the tale of the whale.

When this is done, the pieces are loaded in the canoes, and everybody goes home to do the remainder of the preparation. The hunks of blubber are split into strips four fingers thick (two inches). These pieces are then cut into half inch strips.

A kettle of water is set to boil on the beach, and the strips are boiled to render the oil. The oil is ladled off and stored in watertight storage boxes. Whale oil is best stored in the corner of your house.

Then, you take cedar bark, and split it into long strips. Poke holes in the middle of the boiled pieces of whale blubber, and thread them onto the long strips of bark. When finish these strings of blubber are now called "tied-in-the-middle".

Dry these strips in the smoky rafters of your house for at least a month. When you want to eat some "tied-in-the-middle" take it down from the rafters, and boil it in a kettle until tender. This takes a lot of boiling. Be sure to eat it hot, because when it is cold, it is really tough. If you boil more than you can eat, you can dry it again, and reheat it later. This dish is called "eating boiled blubber tied in the middle", a real treat!

This is a 1995 translation of the George Hunt 1914 translation of a old Kwakuitl receipe given by Elie Hunt in the Kwakuitl language.

luna99
07-24-2008, 01:47 PM
polar bears around the world all cringed at the same time at John's joke:

http://rriderlausd.org/blog2/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/knut_berlin_polar_bear.jpg

dpuck1998
07-24-2008, 01:51 PM
So a thread that actually starts about food...seems to be anti-podcast tradition.

Lets now hijack and talk about the merits of on-site vs. off-site!!

Northern_Julie
07-24-2008, 05:52 PM
Well I got wierd looks but I got the Polar Bear Dining Review. I knew 4 people I could ask with possible expierance even though I am not up far enough for the polar bears I know people who have lived in regions that have.

Typical Northern answer.... tastes like caribou!! Well caribou is actually very good...not overly gamy but a lean beef some what like moose. But the turned up nose and scrunched up face made me ask more. Apparently polar bear is a very rich beef,grizzly, tough and tasty not something one longs to eat. Apparently he and his brother ate it and lived. He would not try it again.

drakethib
07-24-2008, 06:42 PM
Taste like chicken.

alebisi
07-24-2008, 07:46 PM
:sad2: :sad1: I love polar bears.....(alive not dead or grilled):rotfl:

Launchpad11B
07-25-2008, 07:57 AM
:sad2: :sad1: I love polar bears.....(alive not dead or grilled):rotfl:

I love polar bears to............on my plate right next to the mashed potatoes!!:banana:

crazydisneyman
07-25-2008, 08:17 AM
I love polar bears to............on my plate right next to the mashed potatoes!!:banana:

Amen to that! The only meat that is good is on my plate!