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What to do with otter remains
« on: February 26, 2019, 08:31:54 PM »
I've caught a few otter, one being 28.38lbs. I was curious if there was something i could do with all of the meat. I have a hard time throwing it out or wasting it.
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Re: What to do with otter remains
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2019, 08:42:46 PM »
A quick google search found this...

Unlike most animals, the otter yields the best meat from the neck, followed by the back, tenderloins, and limbs.
After removing all connective tissue from the meat, section the meat into thin slices and marinate. (the marinade consistes two parts ranch dressing to one part dijon mustard)
Let marinate overnight, then drain most of marinade off meat.
Melt butter in sauce pan, add otter, add curry powder to taste and finely chopped rosemary.
Stir over medium heat until otter is cooked through and is completely irresistible.
Serve hot over rice or with corn chips. Better yet, serve in an omelet!
Then bask in the glow of your otterfest!

 

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Re: What to do with otter remains
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2019, 10:42:26 PM »
Ugh! I have never known anyone or anything that recommended otter for table fair. Practically no animals will eat it. Even coyotes have to be hungrier then usual to taste it. I have had them pass it by to eat another coyote.
I will say the fat makes excellent shoe grease. When I was logging I always rendered the fat out for shoe grease. makes a light oil that stays liquid in cold weather. I added a little bees wax to it.
Find a place where the birds can find them and they will clean it up.

If you do cook some up I can save you a few skunks for your next culinary endeavor :chuckle:.
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Re: What to do with otter remains
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2019, 11:15:01 PM »
Spread it around.  This time of year lots of critters will benefit.  Many don't realize that the decomposers make it possible for those critters we do like.

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Re: What to do with otter remains
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2019, 11:15:27 PM »
Crab bait?
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Re: What to do with otter remains
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2019, 11:44:58 PM »
^^^^^
Maybe crab bait. Nothing else will eat it; wouldn't surprise me if maggots even refuse it.
Whoever concocted the recipe posted above had no idea what they were talking about. I've read reports of very hungry, early explorers who tried eating it. They said "otter is very hard eating"; and those guys would eat about anything.

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Re: What to do with otter remains
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 05:24:36 AM »
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Re: What to do with otter remains
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 06:47:46 AM »
We were gonna try the curry recipe posted above, but after reading this I donít know. The part about nothing else eating them Iíve experienced first hand. I put an otter carcass alongside a beaver carcass and nothing has touched the otter yet. Should be a telling sign when scavengers refuse to eat it
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