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    Roe buck liver- strong taste

    I shot a nice Roe buck yesterday and we had the pan-fried liver for dinner today.
    Very strong and gamey flavour - I can only describe it as tasting like a deer sometimes smells.
    I've never had this issue before so wonder if roe buck liver so close to the rut tastes 'stronger' than other times of the year?
    I am a quite confident and experienced Chef so I know how delicious roe liver normally is...
    The buck was a 6-pointer but not a medal-type buck, it looked like a young animal to me, possibly a yearling, very clean and healthy with no ticks, keds, or any other sign of disease.
    Any comments? Thank you

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    Bleed correctly?
    ​Been eating wild garlic?

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    I would suggest that liver, at this time of year,could get v gamey if it wasn't brought down to a cool temp quickly. It wasn't taken home in the car in a plastic bag for instance ?

    JR
    " not the end of the world, - - but you can see it from here ! "

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    Try soaking in milk overnight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiltongBill View Post
    Try soaking in milk overnight.
    +1.
    I was just going to post exactly the same!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRoe View Post
    I would suggest that liver, at this time of year,could get v gamey if it wasn't brought down to a cool temp quickly. It wasn't taken home in the car in a plastic bag for instance ?

    JR
    Shot 9.30pm offal in plastic bag on top of carcass in roe sack.
    Washed and in my fridge 10.30pm...

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    You couldn't have done much better .... The milk idea sounds like a good one... We're very fond of it here and eat it often but I can't remember one being noticeably stronger than the usual.

    JR
    " not the end of the world, - - but you can see it from here ! "

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    Hi i have found if a deer is spooked or has been panicked the liver can taste like deer smell or as my mate calls it pissy but the milk idea is a good one.

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