Hunt Chat  

Go Back   Hunt Chat > All Things HC > On the Hoof

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-04-2007, 07:45 AM
Gunslingergirl's Avatar
Gunslingergirl Gunslingergirl is offline
Huntchat Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 350
I owe some apologies

A few months back we had a thread going on this forum about opening a gourmet wild game restaurant. In the course of that discussion we started talking about different kinds of exotic meats that people had eaten. Some people said they had eaten alligator and that it tasted like chicken. I teased those people saying they should be more original.

Well, last Friday, I tried alligator for the first time. It does indeed taste like chicken. Who knew? O.k., everyone who had told me obviously knew.

So, to those of you who told me that alligator tasted like chicken, I guess you're now entitled to say "I told you so".

By the way, it was good alligator. I'd eat it again.

GSG
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-04-2007, 09:36 AM
GoodOlBoy's Avatar
GoodOlBoy GoodOlBoy is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Deep east Texas
Posts: 5,866
I dunno I think it tastes more like alligator myself.

GoodOlBoy
__________________
(Moderator - Gear & Gadgets, Cowboy Action, SouthWest Regional, Small Game) GoodOlBoy@huntchat.com

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. - John 3:16 KJV

Then I commended mirth, because a man hath no better thing under the sun, than to eat, and to drink, and to be merry: for that shall abide with him of his labour the days of his life, which God giveth him under the sun. - Ecclesiastes 8:15 KJV

"The gun has been called the great equalizer, meaning that a small person with a gun is equal to a large person, but it is a great equalizer in another way, too. It insures that the people are the equal of their government whenever that government forgets that it is servant and not master of the governed." - 40th President of the United States Ronald Reagan 1911-2004
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-04-2007, 11:45 AM
Gunslingergirl's Avatar
Gunslingergirl Gunslingergirl is offline
Huntchat Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 350
Actually, I thought it tasted like chicken with a bit of a seafoody texture to it. Kind of like crab or shrimp.

It was really yummy though.

GSG
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-05-2007, 07:28 AM
popplecop popplecop is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Centeral Wisconsin
Posts: 964
Alligator tastes like alligator and it is fixed a hundred different ways. Have eaten a lot of it in SW Louisiana during my stays there for 17 winters. All most all of it prepared by Cajun friends and will eat it any time I am offered it. Now have had gator in resturants, tastes like chicken, not a real big fan of chicken. Secret is have a good Cajun friend prepare it for you.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-05-2007, 07:30 AM
Gunslingergirl's Avatar
Gunslingergirl Gunslingergirl is offline
Huntchat Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 350
Guess I need to make some Cajun friends then.

Unfortunately, we don't get a lot of Cajuns in Michigan.

GSG
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 06-05-2007, 11:33 AM
BILLY D.'s Avatar
BILLY D. BILLY D. is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: MINOT (MINDROT) ND
Posts: 1,498
Hi Lady

I don't know about Michigan but in North Dakota along with the short supply of Cajuns we are also a little short on Gators up here. They don't seem to like our climate real well.

I got a hankerin' for Sassafrass Tea the other day, ya ought to try to find that up here. I wrote LILRED an EMAIL seeking sources.

Best wishes, Bill
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 06-05-2007, 11:38 AM
Gunslingergirl's Avatar
Gunslingergirl Gunslingergirl is offline
Huntchat Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 350
Yeah, we don't have a lot of live gators in Michigan. They mostly get delivered in frozen chunks to a couple of restaurants up here.

I also can't find sweet tea. I have a friend who grew up in Alabama and Georgia who tells me that no one who is Northern born and bred can make it properly. I keep asking him to brew some up for me, but no luck so far.

GSG
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-18-2007, 12:04 PM
Lilred's Avatar
Lilred Lilred is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Central VA
Posts: 1,674
Hey Billy,
I must have an older than dirt email addy on here cause I aint git it...anyway..I got tons of sassafrass trees on the place, ya want some root, you got it..just pm me the addy.

Best thing to remember bout sassafrass is that the longer ya boil it..the better /stronger it is.
__________________
"I'm a comin back and I aint comin back ta play marbles!"- Yosemite Sam
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-18-2007, 12:30 PM
skeet skeet is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Northwest Wyoming
Posts: 4,597
Another thing to remember

Don't drink too much at one time. It will kinda go right on through some people!! Used ta make it all the time back in Md when I was working. Ain't no sassafras out here in Wyoming either.
__________________
skeet@huntchat.com

Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
Benjamin Franklin
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-04-2007, 09:01 PM
skeeter@ccia.com skeeter@ccia.com is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: western pa.
Posts: 1,086
Toss a handfull of the green sassafrass leaves in your fire when sitting out there some summer night....it is what the indians used as a skeeter beater ...it works too...I do it all the time at camp and camp is right beside the water....oh and have some tea while at it.
__________________
mugrump
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-04-2007, 11:29 PM
multibeard multibeard is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: west michigan
Posts: 503
Newly sprouted sassafrass leaves ain't bad eating in the spring.

Really nice looking wood when it gets big, kinda orange in color.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-05-2007, 07:31 AM
skeeter@ccia.com skeeter@ccia.com is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: western pa.
Posts: 1,086
Sassafrass canes, walking sticks...yep...can be used for a ton of things. The canes are nice to make because when you dig the root it makes the 90* curve....then I remove the bark it does leave that redish color on it when dry. Then when you sand/carve it makes a nice design.
If eating the leaves keep in mind the Indians long ago dried / crushed them and added to food as a thickening agent. Does it do that to the blood?....I don't know but lard does.....
__________________
mugrump
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version
Copyright ©2000 - 2013, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.