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Unusual food
« on: October 14, 2008, 07:03:59 PM »
As there seemed to be some interesting discussion going on on the kangaroo thread about unusual food how about a thread where people can discuss what they've eaten and what it's like?

Today I've been cooking a huge stew of this to put in the freezer-


Made with lots of herbs, garlic,mushrooms, carrots and plenty of gravy to float dumplings on.

One of Garry's fellow students goes home to Northumberland and shoots lots of them - 36 this weekend. He hands them out, skinned,gutted and sectioned to his fellow poor students. Unfortunately some are revolted by the idea of eating fluffy Peter Rabbit -not to mention Flopsy Mopsy and Cottontail....
Lots of people ate rabbit once upon a time but you just can't find it these days.
Perhaps with the present economic climate it'll become more popular ;) ;)  Hardly any fat content either!
Now I bet there's lots of you have eaten more exiting stuff??
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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2008, 07:18:26 PM »
Mmmm.... bunny :-)

I saw someone wearing a t-shirt the other day which said:

Meat is murder - very tasty murder.  Made me laugh anyway.

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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2008, 08:01:58 PM »
tried loads of things choc ants grubs but the weirdest was a scorpion they used to get lots of different stuff in for the shows when the show was done it was thrown away so I figured it must be edible so lets have a go the scorpion stands out from the crowd as it took about half an hour to eat I suppose the nearest is if you can imagine eating prawns still in their shells I just kept chewing maybe I should have peeled it I also have an ostrich egg which was fresh when I got it but I blew it to keep the shell and to blow an ostrich egg you use an airline
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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2008, 09:18:02 PM »
I wish people i knew would give them away, espescially skinned and gutted !
Rabbit is absolutely georgous. Used to shoot them regularly a few years ago, people dont seem to want to allow you to do it anymore ???


The most unusual foods i have eaten are the things the wife occassionaly dishes up when she gets the oppourtunity to cook :lol:



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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2008, 10:53:11 PM »
I agree with that T shirt!! Morrissey would turn in his very expensive home in America.....LOL LOL

Scorpion - I've never heard of eating that . I suppose it's just another crustacean but with a nasty sting - I think you should've shelled it though!!! I don't think I'd have tried it ....I've had ostrich egg omelette which was very nice indeed.The chef where I was working blew it and kept the shell too. It made a few omelettes.

Rob - I take it you're the good cook then?  I've had the odd weird request from Garry for pig's trotters, cow heel and lambs heart. Yuk yuk yuk.
 One of my local favourites is 'Samphire' which is an edible seaweed.

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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2008, 11:45:40 PM »
Oooooooooh wildieswife ... mouth is watering. My mother made the most cosmic rabbit pie ever. When we moved to Canada (53 years ago ;)) we'd shoot rabbits where we lived and she kept it up for  awhile. But that all passed. We've eaten tamed rabbit and it's okay but not the same.

Rabbit pie..with a flaky crust and oh so good juicy stew inside. Yum!

"Perhaps with the present economic climate it'll become more popular" ;) .. We once hunted waterfowl in the fall and used to give much away. NOW I may have to shoot for food. :P Okay things are not that bad, but it is quite easy to shoot (what?) $200 worth of lean grain-fed meat for a few dollars and some time.

Rabbit pie. Yum. Drool. :P
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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2008, 12:11:21 AM »
Rabbits were also on our menu as a child, mainly we would trap the rabbits using ferrets and nets covering the holes.



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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2008, 02:09:40 AM »
Take the hind legs from a mess of these guys deep fry them mmm mighty tasty.

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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2008, 02:12:38 AM »
I'm on the outer with this one - we had rabbit pie a lot when I was a kid, and I never liked it (sorry mum).

Cute bunny pic though :D

TomF - yummo ;)

How about a smaller snack?


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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2008, 02:13:37 AM »
I remember as a child in Scotland that all the Butcher shops had chickens ducks and rabbits hanging up outside their stores. I used to go to Ireland on vacation, to a place called Machrafelt (spelling?) and the fields were black (or brown) with rabbits. If you made the slightest noise they would all disappear down their holes. Then suddenly, rabbits were no longer to be found.

This link has a good description of what happened to all the poor little rabbits.
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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2008, 11:30:57 PM »
One 'virtual' rabbit pie on its way to Clive!



Sorry we ate some of it.....much better than farmed!

We still see 'mixy' rabbits around here (a sad sight staggering blindly in the road oft times) but we've been assured that our food ones were OK.

Some 'hunters' go 'lamping' when they shoot them.  The poor buns that are out at dusk freeze in the headlights/torches and are sitting targets. Not sure if I agree with that - it's a bit like the poachers tricks for pheasants hereabouts.
There's still a shop in a posh part of a town that sells all sorts of game at a price.
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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2008, 08:32:34 AM »
we can still buy wild rabbit from would you believe our local fishmonger and they are all gun shot as if they are killed with a shotgun you have to find all the pellets any way there are partridge and pheasant in season as well Oh by the way wildies wife about the scorpion I said I was adventurous I didn't say intelligent
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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2008, 03:03:28 AM »
Yum! :P :D

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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #13 on: October 28, 2008, 04:46:32 AM »
Hahaha if you PS'd legs on to them we could then have runny noses :D
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Re: Unusual food
« Reply #14 on: October 28, 2008, 10:25:56 AM »
Hahaha if you PS'd legs on to them we could then have runny noses :D

LOL  :D