Russian friends, is this fat or elsewise in my can of beef tsushonka?
Thanks in advance from my wife and I.
Dunno, maybe. I never actually ate it outside of times when I added it to soup and then it was melted. It could also depend on ingredients that were used in the making of tushonka, I try to buy ones with natural ingredients only.
Stop trying, a Russian was kind enough to answer.
Huh, we microwaved it for a bit with plastic wrap, but it didn't melt at all. I just asked a co-worker to grab a can on the way back from a business trip, thanks.
One more question - rabbit or reindeer for the next time? Have you tried both?
I tried neither. Tushonka is a cheap and relatively tasty replacement for normal meat, when you are too lazy to cook it properly by yourself, I never tried ones with novelty meats. It would probably be an overpriced fake anyway. I usually buy beef, cause it has more meat and less fat than pork.
It's winter, so I may go to Russia in place of thinner coworkers, if so, I'll try some proper Russian food.
It was still pretty tasty, like homemade canned meat when I was a kid in Canada.
Thanks for your input!
Yeah, that's fat. It's existence in cans is a part of cooking process, it's just it looks more transparent when you just boiled it when it flows up, but it crystallises over time. It is considered to be a sign of greedy manufacturer if there's lots of it, but it seems you have it just on top so it's all OK with this can.
Or boiled buckwheat