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  • fallow

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  • red

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Thread: fallow vs red, what tastes better...

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    fallow vs red, what tastes better...

    pretty simple poll which tastes better?
    the meat not your favourite sausage recipe, lets say back steak vs back steak.

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    Red can have a more gamey flavour, while fallow can be finer grained and softer to eat
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Red can have a more gamey flavour, while fallow can be finer grained and softer to eat
    But that is very largely dependant on the country they are living and feeding in.
    True bush fallow can be just as if not more gamey/chewey than a red with access to Tussoc tops or cockys best grass and crops.

    With fallow most often on the good tucker due to releases and protection it would be fair to say that for the most part fallow are less gamey and possibly more tender, but of course it has to be like for like conditions to truly compare.

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    Even though I farmed red deer and I like to eat it, my answer is Fallow by a country mile. As 7mmsaum says it is finer grained and more tender.
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    The nicest deer I've ever eaten was a red yearling out of the Holyford, so I'm voting red for now.

    I will have to continue my scientific investigation by eating as many different deer as possible.
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    iv only ever had fellow, and all I heard was its nicer to eat than red.
    I got a red in the weekend, I thought because its not suppose to be as nice I would get it made into sausages etc. (I normally butcher the fallow myself)
    so im asking a few guys about a butcher to use and one mentions to keep the good steaks and reds are nicer to eat than fallow.
    I had always heard different, but I know everyone has there own preference, and like what was mentioned the taste would differ on what the animal was eating, even how its cooked etc, so its just a general poll.
    I cant yet vote as I havnt tried red. but I will keep some steak now and try for myself.

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    Steak it mate. If you go with snags you will never know what you are missing
    I rate them both if the animal is young and healthy.
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    I have eaten red in the past and i like it but not as much as sika (had a boss a few years back who used to flick me a couple of sika steaks every now and then)
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    Definitely steak it unless it was a hundred years old or starving to death or you shot it up the arse and chased it around all day before killing it.

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    Age and condition of the animal along with preparation and cooking can make red taste nice and fallow like shit if not done right

    Personally I prefer fallow
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    yeah I will do some steak or else I will never know. it is a hind, I didn't get a chance to ask when her birthday was, looks fat!
    after only shooting fallow, the reds are big! fallow win hands down for the carry out.
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    As VC writes, it is all about locale, feed source etc etc etc etc...red for me...and the real gravy is hauling the animal out of some obscure dastardly mean gully...not the Fallow that you have tied to the back of the quad and meandered back to hang it in the killing shed...
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    Healthy fat hind, shit dont get much better mate good skills. Local?
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    yeah, as local as reds get to "the hill"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    shit dont get much better mate
    You have such a way with words Gibo.
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