Total Time
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 1 hr

This recipe comes from a Tongan cookbook I possess. I am in no way condoning commercial fishing of whale or even the 'scientific' fishing of whale popularised by some countries. However if for some reason you come across a dead whale that has died by more natural or unintentional is what you do with it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the oil, vinegar, peppercorns, salt, garlic and onion.
  2. Cut the whale into cubes or slices.
  3. Marinate in the marinade for 2-3 hours.
  4. Cover and place in a 300 deg F oven for 1 hour.
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Thank you so much. I've always wondered what I would do if I came across a dead whale. Now I am prepared.

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I don't think I could eat a whale- I mean something that sings and communicates? Nah- be like eatting dolphin or a chimpanzee- just ewwe and not right. Now perhaps this would work for seal... LOL... heaven knows there's enough in the harbors of the Pacific coast. Cute!

Have eaten whale as am living in Japan. can tell you it looks like a dark beef and stinks. Not so appetising but used to be a traditional japanese school lunch