Thursday, June 01, 2006

For All My Lovely Sophisticated Friends



There are few things in this world that I find more disgusting than the dreaded nutria rat. In order to exorcise my inner demons, I felt that perhaps sharing my disgust with you, my delicate flowers, would lessen my revulsion.
It ain't working.



The dumbass above is even touching the horrible thing! You might be interested to know that, if you want to eat one of these delectable bastards, you can cook it like you would a muskrat. Let's hear Captain and Tenille sing a song about that.

I also found a recipe for barbequed nutria. Bon appetit, mes amies!


Barbecued Nutria
(compliements of Jo Reynolds)



Ingredients
1 large nutria, cleaned
1 bottle Kraft BBQ sauce
1 large onion, chopped
1 lemon, sliced
Salt and Pepper


Salt and pepper nutria. Stuff nutria body cavity with onion and lemon. Turn legs under and put in a large oven bag. Pour barbecue sauce plus one barbecue sauce bottle of water over nutria. Bake for one to one and a half hours in a 350 degree oven, or until done.

Take out and eat.

15 comments:

pokerboss said...

Years ago, my parents bought shrimp right out of the net from the Portier (Pronounced poor-tear. None of that fancy Sidmey crap) family in Port Acres. They had a pet nutria. He was named Newt, of course. (Parenthetically (see parentheses), this has a lot to do with my feelings regarding Georgia republicans.) Anyway, Newt would use his "hands" to peel shrimp before eating them. That's better manners than I've seen on steak night at Hog Wild. Having known Newt, I could never eat a nutria, but muskrat is damned tasty.

Laurie said...

Pokerboss - Newt the Nutria. I guess that ain't so weird for Port Acres.

Jen T. (that's me) said...

I don't think I'm going to be able to eat my Apple Cinnamon Cheerios this morning... :P

gnightgirl said...

Yuck. I've never heard of these things. In the top pix, he looks a bit like Dr. Seuss's Lorax. Does that help?

rws said...

Doesn't look so horrible to me.
Far more presentable and, in light of pokerboss's observation, probably way better mannered than many folks currently posing as politicians.

Al said...

musckrat susie and musckrat sam....

OldHorsetailSnake said...

THAT is a genuine recipe? Are these people nutzo?

cindybindy said...

When the Department of Air Force closed England Air Force Base in Alexandria, LA, the nutria saw it as their chance to reclaim their territory and they would come to the lawn of the Education Office and dare us to come outside. I was trapped in the building for two hours before I could get someone brave enough to scare them away from my car. I'm like you, I hate those big rats. OOH, it gives me the willeys to look at the picture. I would eat dirt before I would eat nutria. ICK!!

Laurie said...

Gnight Girl - Sorry, doesn't help at all. Nice try, though.

RWS - I never said politicians aren't creepy, too.

Al - ...do the jitterbug in muskrat land...

Old Horsetail - I know!!!

Cindy - Oh my God! Oh my God!!

Your Mom said...

Laurie, I am sure you remember one of your sisters Boy Friends from High School who hunted Nutria for there skins, and I think they also ate them. We will have to ask your sister.

Zina said...

I just remember Robin Daigle's brother went hunting for nutra one time. Your suppose to tuck your pants into your boots....but he didn't. One climbed up his leg and came out the top of his jumper! Now that gives me nightmares.
He does look kind of cute in that first picture.

Laurie said...

Mom - I think they both dated those kinds of guys. Of course, weren't all the guys in Port Arthur those kinds of guys?

Zina - If you think he's cute, you've had way too much anesthesia lately.

Zina said...

I've had too much of something...not sure what it is though. I think I"m just going stir crazy. I've been couped up on sick leave for 2 months!

OUCHA MAGAUCHA!!

Laurie said...

Zina - Holy Mackinoly.

Anonymous said...

My nutria is trained to get vegetables out of a chilled box we have..and also trained to use a toilet we had built for him. he is very smart and loving. he chirps when you cuddle him and can sleep on you for hours