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prplngldtigr
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What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
For me - Apple snails.

These are a baseball sized invasive species of snail that have found their way into our waterways.

A few friends and some whisky and it seemed like a good idea at the time.

Did an apple snail scampi.
Believe it or not the meat is comparable to squid, I’d say. Fairly tasteless and a bit rubbery.

ETA- I’ve prepared nutria, coon, blackbirds, etc...some May say unusual , but not especially in south Louisiana.
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CnAzInCA
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Cooked an armadillo once. The meat was tasty, but the gravy made me nauseous. Never tried it again.


prplngldtigr
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
I haven’t done armadillo, but I have heard the meat is actually quite good. Very white and lean.

So I hear ...you tell me ? Hahahaha

I’m curious about rattlesnake, as well.


fr33manator
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Bobcat. Turned out pretty damn good actually


Stadium Rat
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
My dad put some eel that he caught in crab traps in Lake Pontchartrain on the BBQ grill. Not bad, just unusual.


prplngldtigr
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Damn, now that has my curiosity.

Interestingly enough, that will kill a cat, I just wouldn’t know how to prepare it hahahha

What’d you do?
I assume grill? Or did you smother it down with some onions?


prplngldtigr
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
I love eel.
Well in a sushi restaurant hahaha
Never tried it out myself and I’ve caught some big ones.

I have cleaned and cooked stingray.
Comparable to bay scallop.


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fr33manator
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
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Damn, now that has my curiosity.


Guy I worked in the plants with (May he RIP) went hunting one morning before shift and killed 2 bobcats (they prey on fawns and other game).

So he skinned them and brought them to the plant. It was a weekend. We butchered them and cooked them down with some veggies and a roux and some deer sausage.

Turned out damn good. Not too gamey

Black guy we worked with was from the hood. Great dude but only ate chicken and pork. We told him it was rabbit and he tried some. Then he got a bowl. Then he got seconds. He was going back for thirds when we told him what it really was. And he got real mad for a second.

Then realized he was going back for thirds and that it was delicious and we all busted out laughing.


I’d make it again. Very lean.


Next time i’d Add some rabbit though, and make Pussy Hare Stew


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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
I wish I could say I’ve cooked some unusual things, but nothing comes to mind.

Two crazy things I’ve eaten are fermented shark as well as puffin. The latter is amazing and tender, and the former is the worst thing I’ve ever eaten.


prplngldtigr
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Nice!
Not much I won’t try. Nothing seems like a certain no-go for me except possum. Nasty arse creature.


Oh that’s my favorite. I don’t even use utensils to get a mouth full.


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prplngldtigr
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Can’t say I’m a fan of anything meat fermented, but obviously I have a limited scope for judgment.

Puffin sounds good.
I’d definitely try it.

Hell, I’d even prepare it if I had some.
I wanna be able to say I was stuffin puffin.


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hungryone
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Chocolate chip cookies with earthworms. Worms are supposed to be a good source of protein. They’re a PITA to clean, you have to parboil and chop fine and rinse out all the dirt. No,discernible flavor in the cookies, tho.


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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Seal and walrus


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StringedInstruments
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
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Chocolate chip cookies with earthworms


why


Caplewood
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Whale roast in Iceland.


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hungryone
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Investigating alternative proteins...some long ago class project.


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gumbo2176
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
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I’m curious about rattlesnake, as well.


I've fried rattlesnake a few times and it's good. Friend of mine once killed one just over 6 ft. long and brought it to me and only wanted the skin off it, so I skinned it, cleaned it and cooked it up by frying.

He ate a few pieces but the only thing he kept thinking about was when I cleaned it, there was a large rat in its belly that I removed and lost his appetite.


gumbo2176
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
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I’ve prepared nutria, coon,


I make a mean nutria/andouille gumbo and have eaten coon a few times over the years.

Nutria is excellent meat and gets a bad rap just because they look like giant rats, but that doesn't stop people from eating squirrels======go figure.

For the cost of one .22 caliber shell or shotgun shell, a nutria is worth a good 5 or more lbs. of good eating meat, and the taste is not gamey at all.


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ClampClampington
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
We used to catch rattlesnakes when younger and cook them over a fire. Snake on a stick. Pretty tasty. I've had fried snake a few times as well and that's some pretty good stuff


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weaveballs1
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re: What’s the most unusual thing you ever cooked?
Probably Conch. Got a 5lb box of it shipped to me a few years back and made a bunch of fritters. Delicious.


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