The first thing to look for in a good recipe is the source of the recipe.
I wouldn’t ask a man named Giavani with a thick Italian accent how to make Tai food. It isn’t prejudice mind you and maybe Giavani knows about Tai spices but it isn’t likely.
Nor would I ask a vegan with dreadlocks about mountain lion recipes. Again, it just makes more sense to ask a lion hunter. Doesn’t it? Well, that’s what I did.
All the recipes I’ve found online involved boiling lion meat before cooking it. But when I asked long time houndsman Jerry Doyle if he recommended boiling lion meat his reply started like this: “BOIL IT!? JUDAS PRIEST NO!!!” The rest of his reply isn’t printable by law but he did fervently question why anyone would want to boil mountain lion meat before cooking it.
Here’s the Mountain Lion Hunters Mountain Lion Recipe – this was served to me one night at a remote cabin in western Montana while mountain lion hunting and it’s every bit delicious as it is simple.
What You Need:
A frying pan, lion meat, chopped onions, olive oil, flour, garlic salt and “whatever other spices you might want”.
What You Don’t Need:
A pot or water.
Step #1 – Do not under any circumstances boil the meat. This is an abomination.
Step #2 Don’t leave any fat on the meat. That means zero. But do not boil it off.
Step #3 Slice steaks 1/2 thick.
Step #4 Pre-heat a pan on medium heat.
Step #5 Pour in olive oil – how much? Who knows just get some in the pan already!
Step# 6 Add garlic salt, onions and “what ever else you might want”. Cook the onions until they are caramelized.
Step #7 Roll the meat which has never seen water in flour and brown on each side.
Step #8 Serve as is or dice it up for a delicious taco. (that’s what I did and it was awesome)
This is the real lion hunters lion recipe and does not include water. Lion meat does not have a distinctive odor of any kind and cooks a lot like pork in texture and appearance.