Is Meat suppose to smell like sour milk

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by JupiterFarmer, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009
    Palm Beach County
    Today when my dad brought the meat home from a spanish type market because it's a helleva lot cheaper there for taste and poundage. But the whole darn bag of fillets smelled of spoiled milk.

    Mom says that's just the smell of blood... uh no To me blood smells tangy and metallic if that makes any sense. So not eating it.

    So is it safe like my mom claimed it was without actually smelling it or am I right and something's wrong with it?

    Bleh I love red meat but the paleness of the flesh and smell have me not wanting any of it
  2. HarlansHollowFarms

    HarlansHollowFarms bana-bhuidseach anns gára

    Jan 16, 2009
    I maybe on the verge of turning, but if you are skeptical don't eat it.

    If your parents have eaten meat that smelled like that before....I'd say it probably will not hurt them.
  3. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sonoma County, CA
    Spoiled meat smells different from sour milk, so hopefully it was just stored next to some really strong cheese or something. I'd wash it in warm water and then see how it smells.
    I've washed home raised meat that I thawed and then not used for a few days, in vinegar then water. If you don't know the source well, I'd be careful.
    Can you call the store?
    ....and watch whoever eats it...
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2009
  4. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2008
    I don't know what kind of meat they got, but I do know that when DH and I found a "great deal" on some name brand pork ribs and opened them up, you could tell they had butchered an old boar and packaged him as regular pork. My whole house smelled like an old pig! We soaked him in apple cider vinegar and it cured it. Now we use it on any strong smelling meat. That might be what they got. Just a bull (not steer) or old milk cow rather than a young steer, or a boar hog. They all have a distinctive BAD smell. If you fix it right it tastes just fine.

    The apple cider vinegar also tenderizes it. It's probably fine. Just not what you're used to. [​IMG]

  5. skywatcher

    skywatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2009
    Some people soak fish in milk or buttermilk before breading them. If cooked properly the bacteria will be killed & it;s safe to eat.
    The vinegar is a good idea for taking away the odor. Just get that oil good & hot & have a fish fry.
  6. JupiterFarmer

    JupiterFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 14, 2009
    Palm Beach County
    Thanks all.
    I still aint touching that stuff, but if I do decide to venture to eat it. I'll be sure to soak it first
  7. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    tripe smells worse [​IMG]
  8. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2007
    I think if you cooked the heck out of it, that would probably be ok --even if it has to cook for hours upon hours. But then, who would want to eat it? Toss anything in question, is my suggestion.
  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Harmburger meat that is *about* to spoil kindof has that smell, IMO. We eat it anyway I just cook it thoroughly.

    If I open the container and go "woah" then it's too far gone to eat, that really stinks!

    But if I have to sit there and think "what's that smell??" then I know I gotta get it cooked or fed to the dog TONIGHT!

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