Sunday, July 31, 2011

The World’s Most Popular Dishes From Nine Different Meats

What Do You Call the Meat of an Animal? What is the Most Popular Recipe of this meat?

1.) Beef or Veal

The meat of a Cattle or Cow is called Beef or Veal. To be more specific, Veal is the meat of young cattle while Beef is the meat of older cattle.

Popular Veal Dish


Parmigiana is a popular veal recipe from Southern Italy. This Italian dish is made with a shallow-fried sliced filling, layered with cheese and tomato sauce and then baked. Parmigiana made with a filling of eggplant is the earliest version.

Popular Beef Dish


Most steaks are cut perpendicular to the muscle fibers, improving the perceived tenderness of the meat. Steaks are typically served broiled, grilled or pan-fried in North America. The more tender cuts from the loin and rib are cooked quickly, using dry heat, and served whole.

2.) Escargot

Do you like snail? What do you call the meat of a snail? Well, the meat of a snail is called – Escargot. Not known to many, snail is a popular food in France and in many parts of the world.

Popular Snail Dish


Escargot is also the name of a popular dish of cooked land snails in France and in French restaurants. It is usually served as an appetizer. Escargot is the French word for snail. Typically the snails are removed from their shells, gutted, cooked with garlic butter and then poured back into the shells together with the butter and sauce for serving. Garlic, thyme, parsley and pine nuts can also be added. Escargot is rich in protein and low in fat.

3.) Chicken

Poultry is a category of domesticated birds raised for their eggs, meat and feathers like chicken, quail and turkey. Ducks, geese, pigeons or doves and pheasants are also included.

Popular chicken Dish

Roasted Chicken

Roasted Chicken is one of the most popular and favorite chicken recipe. Preparation and ingredients varies from each country. In the Philippines, it is called “litsong manok”.

4.) Squab

The meat of a Pigeon is called – Squab. Squab is a young domestic pigeon or its meat.

Nowadays, eating squab is considered peculiar or exotic. The above recipe is made from the breast of young pigeon or squab.

5.) Mutton and Kid

The meat of a goat is called chevon, cabrito or mutton. Chevon or mutton is the meat of an adult goat while Cabrito or kid is the meat of a young goat.

Popular goat meat Dish

Roasted Kid

Roasted Kid is a popular recipe from meat of a young goat known in Spanish as Cabrito. It is usually served with boiled carrots and potatoes.

6.) Calamari

The meat of a Squid is called – Calamari. Squid is a popular food in many parts of the world. In Italy it is known as Calamari which in English has become a culinary name for Mediterranean dishes made from squid.

Popular Squid Dish

Fried Calamari

Fried calamari is one of the most popular recipe of squid and one of the easiest to prepare. Simply cut the squids in to pieces, roll it in flour with salt, pepper powder and msg and deep fry until golden brown.

Calamari Tapas

Calamari Tapas is a popular squid recipe from Spain. The preparation is similar to Fried Calamari. Lemon and vegetables are added in serving the Calamari Tapas. Japanese people consume the most squid in the world.

7.) Lamb, Hogget and Mutton

The meat of a Ram is called – Lamb, Hogget and Mutton. The meat of a sheep in its first year is called lamb, the meat of a juvenile sheep older than 1 year is hogget; and the meat of an adult sheep is mutton.

Popular Lamb Dish

Chuletillas de Cordero

One of the most favorite and famous lamb recipe is the Chuletillas de Cordero or Baby Lamb Chops in English. It is served in the bar El Roxin in El Mazuco, Asturias, Spain.

8.) Venison

The meat of a Deer is called – Venison.

Venison Steak is one of the best and well known recipes of deer meat. Venison can be eaten also as roasts, tournedos, jerky, minced meat and sausages.

Popular Venison Dish

Venison Escalope

Venison Escalope is a popular and mouthwatering recipe from Switzerland. The venison is from Seasonal Swiss Hunt.

9.) Pork, Ham and Bacon

The meat of a Pig is called – pork, ham and bacon.

Pork is eaten worldwide except in Muslim countries. It is the fresh meat of the pig that is left unsalted. It can be eaten as roasted, cured, or smoked.

Popular Pork Dish

Roasted Pig

Roasted Pig is a very popular recipe in many parts of the world especially in the Philippines where it is known as “Litson Baboy”. It is served in almost all special occasions such as fiestas, weddings and others.


Ham is a cut of meat from the thigh of the hind leg of pigs. Almost all hams sold today are fully cooked or cured.


Bacon is a popular breakfast meal. It is a cured meat prepared from a pig. Fresh and dried bacon must be cooked before eating.

What are the most popular dish/dishes of these meats in your place?

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