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Three Possum Recipes

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Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Rune » Sat 21 Apr 2012, 04:23:09

Bert Christensen's Weird & Different Recipes
Possum and Taters

Ingredients:
1 young, fat possum
8 sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon sugar
salt

Directions: First, catch a possum. This in itself is excellent entertainment on a moonlight night. Skin the possum and remove the head and feet. Be sure to wash it thoroughly. Freeze overnight either outside or in a refrigerator. When ready to cook, peel the potatoes and boil them tender in lightly salted water along with the butter and sugar. At the same time, stew the possum tender in a tightly covered pan with a little water. Arrange the taters around the possum, strip with bacon, sprinkle with thyme or marjoram, or pepper, and brown in the oven. Baste often with the drippings.
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Stuffed Possum

1 possum (whole)
1 qt. cold water
1/8 cup salt
5 beef bouillon cubes
2 bay leaves
3 celery stalks (chopped)
2 onions (sliced)
1 bag packaged stuffing

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Soak possum in cold salt water for 10 hours. Rinse meat in cold water and refrigerate 2-4 hours. Prepare stuffing according to package directions. Stuff possum cavity with prepared packaged stuffing. Close cavity tightly. Place stuffed possum in roasting pan, add water, bouillon cubes, bay leaves, celery and onion. After 2 hours turn meat. Reduce heat to 300 degrees. Cook for 1 more hour. Test roast, if not done reduce heat and cook until done.

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Cajun Possum Chili - NUCLEAR HOT !!!

Ingredients:
Tomatoe Sauce (depends on possum)
1 tsp.-1 cup Chili Powder (Depends on Taste and possum)
1 Large possum or 3 small (If you ran over the possum better make it 4)
1 large pot or two large ones if the first isn't enough.
5-10 chili peppers (depends on taste and possum)
5-10 red peppers (depends on taste and possum)
5-10 jalapenio peppers (depends on taste and possum)
How ever much Cayenne Pepper you like, it depends on your taste and possum.
1 tsp. Black Pepper
a pinch of salt
Chili Beans for extra flavor
And whatever other ingredients that are hot and spicy you would like to add.

Directions:
1. Skin possum(s)
2. Remove internal organs, head, claws, and bones. There is no flavor or use for these. But if you want to add them, Go ahead.
3. Put some tomatoe sauce in the pot(s). Then add the possum.
4. Chop peppers
5. Skip step four if you don't want chopped peppers; it doesn't matter.
6. Put the rest in and let set for a long dang while.
7. Before serving make sure you have enough bread, Milk, and Toliet paper for after dinner.
8. Serve. Enjoy
9. Race for bathroom. Whoever is first will make a large stench. Have enough air freshner.
Serving size of Meal-depends on how much you put in and on the possum.

Warning-You're a redneck if you try this. (Either that or you like really hot chili.) May cause sudden urges to go to the bathroom. May cause burned tongues and mouths. May cause severe indigestion!! ---Anonymous

Dave Baker
Lakeland, Florida

Collected by Bert Christensen
Toronto, Ontario


Better print these off now before the internet goes down.

I hear possum tastes a lot like chicken with perhaps just a zest of old dumpster.

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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby pstarr » Sat 21 Apr 2012, 11:05:46

do you have anything for skunk? I got a family moving in.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Shaved Monkey » Sat 21 Apr 2012, 18:10:42

I was doing some digging and came across plenty of witchetty grubs.
The raw witchetty grub tastes like almonds and when cooked the skin becomes crisp like roast chicken, while the inside becomes light yellow, like a fried egg

Should go well as an entrée* before the main course of possum.

* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entr%C3%A9e
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Rune » Sat 21 Apr 2012, 18:28:06

pstarr wrote:do you have anything for skunk? I got a family moving in.


Skunky Chocolate Balls for dessert.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Fishman » Sat 21 Apr 2012, 18:38:40

Strongly recommend pressure cooking first. Its a little greasy.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby pstarr » Sat 21 Apr 2012, 18:53:19

grease is good. high in omega-3's

skunky chocolate balls sounds like a horticultural product from Humboldt? I don't keep up with the latest. Good ole' reliable kush is just aok.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Rune » Sat 21 Apr 2012, 19:00:12

pstarr wrote:grease is good. high in omega-3's

skunky chocolate balls sounds like a horticultural product from Humboldt? I don't keep up with the latest. Good ole' reliable kush is just aok.


Actually, they're vanilla balls dipped in my own skunky chocolate sauce, of which i'm quite proud. Although, truthfully, I've never been able to bring them near my own lips, I hear they're quite good.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby pstarr » Sat 21 Apr 2012, 23:36:31

Rune wrote:
pstarr wrote:grease is good. high in omega-3's

skunky chocolate balls sounds like a horticultural product from Humboldt? I don't keep up with the latest. Good ole' reliable kush is just aok.


Actually, they're vanilla balls dipped in my own skunky chocolate sauce, of which i'm quite proud. Although, truthfully, I've never been able to bring them near my own lips, I hear they're quite good.
that one would create chocolate-covered vanilla balls and not indulge would have confounded me endlessly. now I know why.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby GASMON » Sun 22 Apr 2012, 14:43:29

Possum stew ? Are things so bad "over the pond" ??

At least we still have good old Fish and Chips in Limeyland !!!

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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Quinny » Sun 22 Apr 2012, 15:42:27

Threads like this beg the question -What's the problem with cannibalism??
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Ibon » Sun 22 Apr 2012, 16:54:15

we have possums eating our cherimoya fruit here in Panama. We never get to harvest more than a few of these delicious fruit. Might have to harvest some possum this year as well.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby AgentR11 » Sun 22 Apr 2012, 17:54:23

GASMON wrote:Possum stew ? Are things so bad "over the pond" ??
At least we still have good old Fish and Chips in Limeyland !!!


They've replaced all our fish with Tilapia and convinced all the vaguely human shaped organisms over here that they are cuisine.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Sixstrings » Sun 22 Apr 2012, 19:17:48

AgentR11 wrote:
GASMON wrote:Possum stew ? Are things so bad "over the pond" ??
At least we still have good old Fish and Chips in Limeyland !!!


They've replaced all our fish with Tilapia and convinced all the vaguely human shaped organisms over here that they are cuisine.


^^ for conservatives that should be the most obvious, in your face proof of manmade wrecking of the planet. If you're anything older than 25 - 30, you can't miss it. The fish are gone. Where I live we used to have a fishing village, then some number of years ago fish stocks were so bad commercial fishing had to be banned (not sure if that's statewide or regional for me).

Where I live you used to be able to catch fish, just going out to the pier and fishing.. now not much at all, what you catch is smallfry. Oldtimers say big grouper used to be easy to catch, all kinds of other fish we don't see anymore.

There's a restaurant on the beach down here. All the tourists think they're eating Florida grouper, guess where it comes from? Vietnam.

As fish stocks have totally collapsed, what ends up on our plate is coming from ever farther afield. Chilean sea bass is an *antarctic* fish (sea bass is trade name, real name is patagonian toothfish). Tastes delicious by the way, but one day that fish stock will collapse too then where do they go from there.

And finally, as you mention Agent, frickin' tilapia is everywhere. Isn't this a farm fish? Sustainability wise maybe farm fishing is a good idea but we should have introduced that BEFORE fish stocks collapsed. Worldwide, 70% of all fish stocks are either fully exploited or depleted. That's an astounding figure considering the vast size of the ocean (3/4 of the planet). http://www.ypte.org.uk/environmental/over-fishing/29

As for fish and chips, north sea cod stocks are nearing collapse as well (see above link).

As for possum.. that's just gross.. it looks like a big nasty rat how can anyone eat that. They have whiskers, beedy eyes, a rat face big rat tail, yuck. They creep me out just looking at them can't imagine eating one.

Ok, now who's got a good armadillo recipe? :lol:

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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby ritter » Mon 23 Apr 2012, 10:59:26

I'd have to be pretty hungry to consider eating possum.
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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby GASMON » Mon 23 Apr 2012, 12:48:54

Six - Whilst you can still get nice Atlantic cod. haddock etc over here, it's very expensive. Around £5 for Fish & Chips these days. The local fish market has whole farmed Scottish Salmon at £8, very nice they are too. There are more and more "exotic" fish availiable from far and wide. Red Snapper was unknown here a few years ago, I've forgot the name, but another popular but once unknown fish sold comes from New Zealand.

Whats wrong with Tilapia?. It's a bit strong on its own but serve it topped with a sweet and sour stir fry or better still a Thai Tilapia red curry. Tasty.

Unfortunately it will be farmed fish or no fish soon, and that opens up a whole new set of problems, so I believe.

I'll give Possum a miss, but at the local market you can still buy locally killed Rabbit, Partridge & Grouse etc (when in season).

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Re: Three Possum Recipes

Unread postby Wootan » Mon 23 Apr 2012, 14:39:56

It's a few years since Peak Fish (Care to start a Peak Fish Forum?), but the North Atlantic cod stock is in very good shape.

Possum living is a great film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mvn79E40VSc
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