Question: What Does Turtle Taste Like?

“Turtle has the advantage of having an incredible meaty, beefy flavor with an extremely unique texture… think alligator or squid.” Beyond the meat, a lot of turtle’s unusual taste comes from its shells, bones, and fat.

What does snapping turtle taste like?

A large snapping turtle is said to contain seven distinct types of meat, each reminiscent of pork, chicken, beef, shrimp, veal, fish or goat. (Those less enamored of the protein might describe its flavor as muddy, dirty, mushy and chewy, however.)

Is Turtle good to eat?

They are legendarily good eating. Or, if you’re into catching, cleaning, and eating turtles, there’s a good chance that you might refer to them as good eatin’, if that makes any difference.

What parts of a turtle can you eat?

Snapping turtles and sea turtles are the most commonly prepared, and there are several parts of their body where you will find meat. Snapping turtles and sea turtles are the most commonly eaten turtles.

Jump to Section:

  • Section 1.
  • Outside the Shell: Neck and Tail.
  • Fins/Limbs.
  • Internal Organs.
  • Eggs.

Is Turtle meat red or white?

Under the culinary definition, the meat from adult or “gamey” mammals (for example, beef, horse meat, mutton, venison, boar, hare) is red meat, while that from young mammals (rabbit, veal, lamb) is white. Most poultry is white, but duck and goose are red. Most cuts of pork are red, others are white.