Kangaroo Tail Soup
By Judy Evans
August 10, 2019 5:00am CST
In the comments on one of my discussions, I was talking with Jeff (@moffittjc) about kangaroos and I happened to mention kangaroo tail soup. Jeff asked if it was a real dish and I was able to assure him that it was although it is very rare to see kangaroo meat on offer in supermarkets or butchers’ shops. However, yesterday, in one of the towns we passed through, I saw kangaroo tails in the freezer at the end of the dog food section. Perhaps they are regarded mostly as a pet food. I did find several recipes using kangaroo tails on Google. To make a soup, you basically use any meat and vegetable soup recipe but substituting pieces of kangaroo tail in place of whatever ever other meat you might use. The photo shows kangaroo tails in the freezer of the shop.
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• Gainesville, Florida
I don't know why, but seeing that photo of the kangaroo tails makes me a little nauseous. Maybe it's because I can't get out of my mind the fact that they look like giant rat tails. haha I don't know what would be worse for me, going to Thailand and eating monkey brains, or going to Australian and eating kangaroo tail.
• Cambridge, England
I think I might have the same sort of objection to eating, as you say, horse meat or guinea pig or any of those animals to which we often respond with "How cute!". Even that doesn't nail it, though, because we (well, the carnivores amongst us) eat lamb and still think that those little animals are 'cute'.
• Bunbury, Australia
I have eaten kangaroo steaks and the soup although I haven't had the soup for a long time. The meat has quite a strong flavour. The best I can do is to say it tastes quite 'gamey' although I haven't tasted game too often either. But often others say it tastes a gamey taste so I'm happy to go along with them. It's not a meat I would choose if more common meats were available.
• Pamplona, Spain
@JudyEv He said it was like eating a mixture of pork and beef that sort of taste. That did not really tell me anything except for the fact that I kept seeing "Skippy" and could not even bear to think of it being anything just "Skippy The Bush Kangaroo".
• United States
no doubt such'd be nutritious, but i jest don't think i could eat such. o'er the past century though, 't seems many 've forgone the use 'f e'ery part 'f a critter they kill - wasteful 't best. bein' 100% vegan jest keeps lookin' 'n soundin' better'n better!