This is a very rare delicacy: I haven’t seen neck or shank slices sold even in any stores selling reindeer meat. So tasty and tender meat if you only are lucky enough to get some. I’m not sure if the word slice is correct, but I could not find any better word for “kiekko”. Anyhow, I mean meat cut in the shape of a disk, part of a round bone in the middle of it.
And as you already have noticed, we used reindeer shank and neck slices to make a most delicious stew, which after four hours of simmering was so delicious and tender. This was the first time we have eaten reindeer shank as well as neck, but if ever possible, I’d like to have much, much more! However, I’m sure that the stew is tasty made from any part of the reindeer.
Tags: reindeer meat reindeer neck reindeer shank stew Finnish cuisine