What's Penguin Taste Like?

Dunno about penguin, but penguin eggs taste pretty revolting to me although other folks I have met do like them. I’ve tried rockhopper, gentoo and macaroni penguin eggs, but only once each! They taste very fishy and the albumen stays clear even when set so it can be a little off-putting at first.

Well like chocolate and crunchy biscuit here in the UK, penguin bars being a confectionary.

Now I don’t know nuthin’ 'bout penguins–
but this site tells what to do if you accidently come upon a dead whale: How to cook it, with a specific warning you that you may NOT eat it all by yourself.

Popcorn chicken.

Saint Louis Zoo

**Oh, no, no, no, no. ** Yes. Now calm down! I haven’t peguinapped any of the little fellars from the local zoo with plans on turning them into dinner. It’s just that I got to thinking the other day that animals humans raise for food tend to do well, as it were, whereas animals we don’t raise for food, like mammoths, tend to die out. So, rather than let the buggers go extinct, I thought that it might be a good idea if we started raising them for food.

Now, what do they mean by “dark”? Do they mean “grey” or do they mean the color of pumpernickel? 'Cause I’m thinking that if it’s the latter, then a chef would love to be able to work with a meat that color. You could give it a light, white cream sauce as a garnish and make it look like a bundt cake, or stuff it with brightly colored vegetables, like flowers sprouting from a garden, or slice it thinly and serve it on a nice bread with swiss cheese and horseradish.

It’s a heavy meal, you have to walk it off.

A mile should do it.

I had always heard that penquin tasted like a cross between spotted owl, and a bald eagle.


It’s questions like this that really set the Dope apart. Feldman and his Imponderables are still wondering if penguins have knees. We’re wondering if they have drumsticks!

I was wondering whether I’d eat one. But, since they’re birds of prey, they’re not kosher.

I thought mammoths went extinct precisely because humans ate them. They were hunted into extinction.

Personally, I’ve often wondered if we could save some endangered species by turning them into pets. Wolves are endangered. Dogs are doing great. While keeping a white tiger as a pet isn’t practical for most people, there are some endangered species that should be cheap and easy to keep as pets and thrive in the new niche.

Wrong, because of the high fish diet I think it’s more like Snail-Darter…

Not a true cite, I know, but I just finished reading Desolation Island, one of the Jack Aubrey novels. Aubrey’s ship, Leopard, was badly damaged and leaking so they made for the named island, way south in the Indian Ocean. Once there, the carpenter’s mates and others with the proper skills set about reapiring the ship which took weeks. The rest of the crew caught and salted penguins, since they needed to provision. No particular mention was made of the taste, but no one complained about eating penguin meat, if only as a change form their usual salt horse.

There were also growing on the island a type of cabbage that is particularly high in vitamin C and those were stowed away as well.


There’s this:


2 pounds ground or whole penguin
2 sliced onions
2 sliced green or red bell peppers
1 cup olive oil
1 bottle Bud Ice (chilled)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground garlic
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 Bay Leaves
3 sharp skewers

Slice penguin into 1-inch cubes. Mix spices in with olive oil. Marinade cubes in spice mix. Refrigerate overnight, stirring occasionally. Slice onions and bell peppers into wedges. Place vegetables and penguin cubes alternately on skewers. Brush lightly again with marinade. Grill for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown outside. Turn and baste continually with Bud Ice. Douse lightly with brandy or lighter fluid and light before serving.


[Bugs Bunny]Penguins is practically chickens.[/Bugs Bunny]

Yeah, but they weren’t raised like cattle, chickens, ducks, fish, etc., etc., etc.

That’s not a bad idea for cute animals that can be domesticated.

Highly debated (and it’d make a interesting GD) .

Birds who eat fish have a fishy taste, according to my dad, who living in Alaska and had to some substitance hunting for several years. Thus, they’d likely taste nasty- unless you were starving or desperate for fresh meat.

I’m guessing there’s a big contrast between the dark and light meat…

Any of you guys read this and get a “bright” idea?

I loves me some Penguin, I really do.

I’m sure Penguins taste similar to wild Duck or Goose, perhaps even Swan. All are laible to be oily and fatty and have a fichy, gamey taste due to the high fish content. So before you go taking away any of the finest comedians in this world, please have a Swan instead.