Have you all heard of the food scandal we have been having all over Europe? From some processed foods was found horse meat, the biggest thing in the whole scandal is that horse meat was not listed as one of the ingredients. For me or for most Finns horse meat is not a tabu of anykind so eating horse is fine, but of course it is alarming that food manufacturers do not know what meat or other ingredients they have in their foods.
I have eaten horse meat as cold cuts on a bread many times. I cannot say it's a reqular part of my diet, but maybe once a year we buy one packet of those cold cuts. Those are sold in the regular store. But I have never seen ground horse meat. Maybe now because of the scandal and all the attention to horse meat A found ground horse meat from a convenience store. He bought it just out of curiosity.
From the ground horse meat we made Greek style meat dish with hummus and oven potatoes. I tried to find a recipe for you, but I cannot find one from the web. Also I'm too lazy to write the complete recipe for you, but just fry good amount of onion and huge amount of garlic with the meat, then add handful of coriander and juice of a lemon. Add spices to taste like curcuma, cumin, ground bell pepper, soy sayce and ofcourse some ketchup for colour.
Our dish had lots of spices so I cannot say we could so easily taste what the horse tasted like, but it seemed to taste quite similar to beef, perhaps the texture was bit more hard, but it's difficult to say. Anyway the dish was good.