Anissa Helou Roasts a Camel Hump

camel-hump-7-copyFile under recipes we never thought we'd see: chef Anissa Helou samples camel hump while in the United Arab Emirates. The fatty cut of meat is rubbed with spices and roasted over charcoal with cuts of lamb. Something of a delicacy, camel hump is usually reserved for the guest of honor. Fun fact about eating camel humps: you need to buy an entire camel in order to acquire one, which in Halou's case meant purchasing a baby camel. The final verdict? "It was good but I cannot honestly say that I will be obsessing about it any longer." [via Neatorama. Photograph: Anissa Helou]

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  1. Geoff

    Zimmerman did this a long time ago.

  2. Moira

    Did it taste like chicken?

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    • no, not at all. more like a cross between beef and mutton. rather stringy but not tough. not fabulous but pretty good. had another lot a few days later but from an older camel. it was also good although a little tougher.

  3. oh dear. i can't say that look very appetising. are camels farmed for this consumption like cattle or is it like eating a whale?

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