Hunting Washington Forum

Community => Butchering, Cooking, Recipes => Topic started by: Rock7 on January 03, 2020, 09:30:46 PM

Title: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: Rock7 on January 03, 2020, 09:30:46 PM
After really looking forward to eating an elk roast tonight, I found something I have never seen before. As you see by the picture, there is discoloring in the center of the meat. This spot ran the entire length of the roast, about 10 inches. Anyone have an idea of what it is? My thoughts, possible gland?, spoiling, or  :dunno:.
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: Rock7 on January 03, 2020, 09:32:51 PM
Oh, and the parts I did eat tasted fine.  :dunno:
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: ghosthunter on January 03, 2020, 09:35:57 PM
Nothing a little ketchup can’t fix.
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: bornhunter on January 03, 2020, 09:47:02 PM
Hoof rot elk?
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: MADMAX on January 03, 2020, 09:53:30 PM
Bruise ?
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: Bango skank on January 03, 2020, 10:07:34 PM
Step 1: eat it
Step 2: get cancer
Step 3: sue wdfw
Step 4: profit
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: bkaech on January 03, 2020, 10:58:34 PM
Probably just a discoloration in the muscle....sometimes a discoloration is just that...like a birth mark on coloration on skin, it would be rare but could happen in muscles too. I wouldn’t worry about it, just eat it.
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: NOCK NOCK on January 04, 2020, 04:55:07 PM
Odd for sure.  Where, body wise, did the roast come from?
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: buckfvr on January 04, 2020, 05:13:23 PM
Howd that make it to the cut and wrap ?????
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: runamuk on January 04, 2020, 05:20:15 PM
Wow none of you must ever eat store bought meat. It's a blemish bruise vein  :dunno: flesh is imperfect.
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: Pinetar on January 04, 2020, 05:34:17 PM
Wow none of you must ever eat store bought meat. It's a blemish bruise vein  :dunno: flesh is imperfect.

Now I know why, store bought meat is nasty :chuckle:
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: Ricochet on January 04, 2020, 05:46:21 PM
Just to be safe, you should send all  your elk meat to me to be tasted...I mean, tested.   :tup:
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: TVHunts on January 04, 2020, 06:07:29 PM
Step 1: eat it
Step 2: get cancer
Step 3: sue wdfw
Step 4: profit

 :chuckle:
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: NOCK NOCK on January 06, 2020, 08:12:32 PM
Wow none of you must ever eat store bought meat. It's a blemish bruise vein  :dunno: flesh is imperfect.


Curious what you mean here,  :dunno:  "Blemish bruise vein".....I've never heard that term. Do you mean the vein is blemished or bruised???,  or do you mean......Its a blemish or bruise or vein???

I'm a meat and potatoes guy that worked in a grocery store for 27 years, plenty of experience both processing and eating meat of all kinds,  :chuckle: Never seen something like the OP's picture. A bruise would typically effect the muscle tissue from the outside(trauma area), not just internally.
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on January 06, 2020, 08:43:23 PM
Did you thaw it in a microwave?
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: Rock7 on January 06, 2020, 09:05:37 PM
The roast came from the top round area. Thought it had to do with a potential gland but most glands are between the muscle groups. It was wrapped in cling wrap and then freezer paper so don't think that was an issue.  Like I said, the part I tried didn't taste bad, just never saw anything like it. That is even dealing with round worms and bot fly larva in caribou that I got in AK.
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: pianoman9701 on January 07, 2020, 09:11:22 AM
Bruise ?

That's what I thought it might be. Was it close to the shot wound? It also looks more cooked. Did you have a thermometer in it during the whole cooking process?
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: pianoman9701 on January 07, 2020, 09:13:42 AM
Just to be safe, you should send all  your elk meat to me to be tasted...I mean, tested.   :tup:

You'll need two independent opinions on this. I'm the other guy.  :tup:
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: ballpark on January 07, 2020, 09:55:25 AM
Just to be safe, you should send all  your elk meat to me to be tasted...I mean, tested.   :tup:

I'm close by - just give me location of freezer and I will dispose of for you  :tup:
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: h2ofowlr on January 07, 2020, 11:02:34 AM
Cook it a bit more and you won't even notice it.   :chuckle:
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: carpsniperg2 on January 07, 2020, 12:55:47 PM
Wonder if its from a vaccine or tranquilizer dart/needle  :EAT:
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: NOCK NOCK on January 07, 2020, 04:38:06 PM
Did you thaw it in a microwave?


My thought too.
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: Angry Perch on January 07, 2020, 04:41:34 PM
Was the roast brined or cured? Looks a bit like an under cured corned deer I did where the cure didn't reach the middle.
Title: Re: Has anyone seen this before?
Post by: AL WORRELLS KID on January 22, 2020, 10:35:47 AM
Cook it a bit more and you won't even notice it.   :chuckle:

Rock7, I have the same problem with my bag of Potato Chips. Like h2ofowlr says "I'd just eat around it."  :dunno:
But watch out , "You are what you eat!"
Doug