Turtle Recipes Jun 3, 2007 21:50:48 GMT -6
Post by critter on Jun 3, 2007 21:50:48 GMT -6
by the way, I cawt a turtle.
So have you got the soup on?
How to Clean a Snapping Turtle
* Slice around the edge of the bottom shell and cut through the joint between the top and bottom shell on each side.
* The bottom shell will lift out like a can lid. Remove the entrails.
* Slice the legs and neck loose from the inside of the top shell.
* Skin out legs and neck. Parboil or pressure cook to make the meat tender before using in your favorite stew.
Steve's "Pretty Good" Turtle Recipe
This is one of the best snapping turtle recipes we've encountered.
Meat from one medium-sized turtle, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, chopped
4-5 potatoes, cubed
2 14.5 oz. cans of peeled tomatoes or 8-10 fresh tomatoes, coarse chopped
1 11 oz. can of corn or N package frozen corn.
1. Brown turtle meat with onions and garlic in a hot skillet with a little cooking oil, (get the skillet real hot and drop the pieces of meat into the hot oil.) When the meat is browned on all sides drain oil and transfer meat, onions and garlic to a Dutch oven. Add potatoes, tomatoes and corn.
2. Season the mixture with salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste. Add water to just cover ingredients and cook covered at a high simmer for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are thoroughly cooked.
3. At this point the stew is ready to eat. However, some people prefer to thicken the sauce with a whole wheat flour/water mixture. If you do this you should simmer the mixture for another 15 minutes.