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Non Mammal Meat Ideas

rwilli

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I have a family member that can't eat mammal meat because he has the Alpha-Gal syndrome caused by the Lone Star tick (and he was a hard core meat eater). I was hopping some of you could give me some ideas on what to cook that doesn't involve mammal meat. I first though of Smoked Salmon, but he is not much of a Salmon fan. Shellfish, chicken, turkey etc are all on the table plus anything else you can think of---Ideas are appreciated. We are planning a get together in a few weeks, so I think some Louisiana Crawfish Etouffee will start the menu--But I was hoping to cook something on the smoker as well--

Thanks,

Bob
 

TNJAKE

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You pretty much covered all the non mammal stuff lol. Smoked bacon wrapped scallops are delicious. Sorry about your family member. I don't think I'd handle that allergy very well!
 

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There are other fish besides salmon. Flounder, redfish, any of the various snappers or groupers, tuna just to name a few. All are good grilled, baked, broiled, pan seared, etc., and some are very good smoked.
 

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Try something out the ordinary grill menu; make some "classy" kabobs/skewers. Ideas: shrimp skewers with pineapple chunks, with cut bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc. Other ideas would include smoked tofu with shrimp and any combination of fruit, vegetables, seafood s the main skewer ingredients and serve a non-mammal protein.

Skewers/Kabobs go very well with the various side dishes served with grilled meals.

They are simple to make, don't take a long time to cook, and look neat when plated. They can be smoked, grilled or a rotisserie.

Keep us in the loop with your decision, recipe, and photos of the outcome. 🍻
John
 

rwilli

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Try something out the ordinary grill menu; make some "classy" kabobs/skewers. Ideas: shrimp skewers with pineapple chunks, with cut bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc. Other ideas would include smoked tofu with shrimp and any combination of fruit, vegetables, seafood s the main skewer ingredients and serve a non-mammal protein.

Skewers/Kabobs go very well with the various side dishes served with grilled meals.

They are simple to make, don't take a long time to cook, and look neat when plated. They can be smoked, grilled or a rotisserie.

Keep us in the loop with your decision, recipe, and photos of the outcome. 🍻
John
John, Thanks, You are absoluetly correct---And I will certainly put those on the list. Thanks again
There are other fish besides salmon. Flounder, redfish, any of the various snappers or groupers, tuna just to name a few. All are good grilled, baked, broiled, pan seared, etc., and some are very good smoked.
You are correct, I will keep my eyes and ears open
 

TNJAKE

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Try something out the ordinary grill menu; make some "classy" kabobs/skewers. Ideas: shrimp skewers with pineapple chunks, with cut bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, etc. Other ideas would include smoked tofu with shrimp and any combination of fruit, vegetables, seafood s the main skewer ingredients and serve a non-mammal protein.

Skewers/Kabobs go very well with the various side dishes served with grilled meals.

They are simple to make, don't take a long time to cook, and look neat when plated. They can be smoked, grilled or a rotisserie.

Keep us in the loop with your decision, recipe, and photos of the outcome. 🍻
John
Love the kabob idea. So many options........I will say though. If I ever get bit by one of the red meat ticks and someone offers me tofu......they will die lol.

That's like kicking a dude in the nuts right after his vasectomy
 

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You could always make the dragon egg stuffed chicken breast I posted a week or so ago. Was delicious and cooked on my pellet grill.
 

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I would look at ostrich, emu and duck breast for something closer to red meat.
Ive had emu full carcass, it’s wonderful meat. I had no clue, kinda, what to do with it, but we butchered it and ate it all. Was fantastic.
 

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Add goose to Jeff's ( jcam222 jcam222 ) list of poultry.
Ostrich & emu may be hard to find, but duck and goose are in some markets
 

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Here's a link to a Smoked Catfish cook by Smkryng, I saved but haven't tried yet.
Might suite the bill.
 

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If Red Meat is what's missing. Definately look for EMU or Ostrich. Dad was a Butcher and hardcore beef eater. I grilled an Emu Fan Fillet, a tender cut from the Leg, similar in size and shape to a Tri-Tip, and Dad had No Idea it was not Beef! Dad raved about how tender and flavorful the Emu was. It's not Cheap but will certainly make a lasting impression. Ostrich is also nearly identical to beef in flavor. Serve either No More than Medium, Med/Rare preferred. Emu and Ostrich are Extremely low in fat and beyond Medium, get dry and tough...JJ
 

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I thought of a twist on things.
I brine and smoke yellow fin (ahi) tuna. If I don't tell the eaters, they all think it is pork.
 

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Did some smoked cod …holds up nicely in smoker/grill.
Some variation of a fattie with ground chicken or Turkey could be good, use Turkey bacon for the weave.
While talking Turkey bacon, bacon wrapped bnls chicken thighs are one of my staples.
 

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