Couple of turtle pics

Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by Deuce, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce New Member

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    heres a couple of pics..... The snapper was out of a my Dad's pond the other one my buddy caught at Alum Creek this weekend.
     

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  2. PhillyCatcatcher4

    PhillyCatcatcher4 New Member

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    Turtle Soup!!!:0a22:
     

  3. Deuce

    Deuce New Member

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    yeah I was think'in about cooking that snapper up but it sounded like to much work ....
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Snappers are good eatin if ya let em clean out.
     
  5. Deuce

    Deuce New Member

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    I have always heard they were real good eating. but I have never cleaned one so maybe I'll give it a try next time.. Now that I say that I won't catch another one...:haha:
     
  6. crab

    crab New Member

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    nice soup meat if you keep em for about a week!
     
  7. philly'swife

    philly'swife New Member

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    My two son's love to go fishing just to catch turtles. And i dont know why cause they stink.:eek:oooh:
     
  8. jukeboxjon

    jukeboxjon New Member

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    legs and neck chicken fried best eatin in the world
     
  9. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Anybody got a good recipe for turtle soup?
     
  10. DetectDave

    DetectDave New Member

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    Here's that recipe: (Hope ya like it)
    Turtle Soup Recipe
    Roux:
    1 Cup Unsalted Butter
    1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
    4 Tbsp Usalted Butter
    1 lb Turtle Meat Cut into 1/2 inch cubes
    1 1/2 Cup Onion, Finely Diced
    1 Cup Celery, Finely Diced
    1/4 Cup Green Onion, Finely Sliced
    2 tsp Garlic, Minced
    2 Fresh Bay Leaves
    1 1/2 Cup Fresh Tomato, Diced
    1 Qt Beef Stock
    1 Pinch Cayenne
    1 Pinch Ground Allspice
    2 Tbsp Fresh Thyme Leaves
    1 Tbsp Fresh Marjoram, Chopped
    Salt and Black Pepper to taste
    1/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice
    4 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
    3 Tbsp Sherry
    3 Hard Boiled Eggs, Whites diced, Yolks Riced
    Lemon Slices
    5 tsp Italian Pasley, Finely Chopped
    Melt the 1 Cup of Butter in a heavy bottomed saucepan, whisk in the flour, cook to make a peanut butter colored Roux. Set aside. For more on making a Roux, click here.
    In a large saucepan or dutch oven, melt the 4 Tbsp of Unalted Butter over medium-high heat, add the diced Turtle Meat and saute until nicely browned.
    Lower the heat to medium, add both types of onions, the celery, and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper. Saute until the vegetables are tender.
    Add the tomatoes, season with a little salt so they will break down, cook for 10 minutes.
    Add the Beef Stock, Worcestershire, Cayenne, Allspice, and Bay Leaves. Bring to a boil, then down to a simmer. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally and skimming off any impurities that may rise to the surface.
    Whisk in the Roux, simmer until thickened and smooth. Add the Thyme, and Marjoram, simmer for 15-20 minutes more.
    Add the Lemon Juice, 3 tsp of the Parsley, and the riced Egg Yolk, heat through.
    Add the Sherry at the table, about 1-2 tsp per bowl.
    Serves 4-6
     
  11. pythonjohn

    pythonjohn New Member Supporting Member

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    Dave,
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Now all I have to do is catch a turtle.
    One question Is the finished product suppose to be thick or thin?
    How thick?
    Thanks.
     
  12. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Very nice turtles.
     
  13. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    Looks like a lot of work.