How to prepare moose nose, the Gwich'in way
Gwich'in elder Mary Decker shows CBC Yukon's Shinoah Young how to cook the Northern specialty
Eating moose meat and other wild game is a huge part of the Northern diet, and, for many First Nations people, it's the moose's nose that's considered a delicacy. Gwich'in elder Mary Decker, from Fort Mcpherson, N.W.T., showed CBC Yukon's Shinoah Young the tricks of the trade.
After the nose is singed, it's ready to cook. A popular method is to slice it, soak it in salty water, and then slow cook it and serve it as part of a stew, or to simply eat the slices on their own, with salt and pepper.