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   Undertoad  Thursday May 17 08:11 AM

May 17, 2007: Croc for sale to be et



Spluch highlights this Xinhua item, a rather small photo for IotD but striking enough.

Quote:
At around 11 am, the reporter made the discovery at the seafood section of the supermarket, spotting a decapitated crocodile with its body being cut up. The dead reptile attracted many curious shoppers to crowd around it, and one even used a handkerchief to open its deadly jaws to have a look at its teeth. Others were asking the staff if it's legal to eat crocodile meat, or how they should cook it.



siroo  Thursday May 17 12:52 PM

I'm not sure about crocodile, but I've been to an farm where they raise alligators. They slaughter some of them for food, and you can eat them in the restaurant area.

It's a bit of a cliche, I know, but they really do taste like chicken. I can't imagine crocodiles are much different.



jinx  Thursday May 17 01:18 PM

I had cajun alligator years ago at a local seafood restaurant - it was fantastic. Way better than chicken.



frankchicarelli  Thursday May 17 01:21 PM

big deal. we eat chicken, fish, cows, lobster, oysters, pigs. why is eating a reptile considered so weird?



lumberjim  Thursday May 17 01:23 PM

reptiles and birds are descended from that same dinos, so it makes sense tht they taste alike. the muscles are similar.



smurfalicious  Thursday May 17 01:55 PM

assuming crocs taste the same as gator, i would highly recommend this delicious firm, white meat. it's almost like lobster as far as consistency.


fyi, it does not taste like chicken. nothing tastes like chicken.

except chicken.



Gravdigr  Thursday May 17 02:03 PM

My hard and fast rule is: I don't eat anything that could have eaten me. It's a mutual respect thing.



BigV  Thursday May 17 02:50 PM

Love the pic, UT.

It's so much fun going shopping in the International District. The fresh food section is like a tour through the morgue at the zoo.



astrodex  Thursday May 17 04:30 PM

In Florida I went to a party at a friend's lake house. When I opened the refridgerator to get another beer there was a gator head, much like the one in the picture, sitting on a tray on the top shelf. I guess it says something about my life back then that I didn't find it too unusual or disturbing. I'm not sure WHAT it says...



BeltNah  Thursday May 17 05:39 PM

I once had a meal at a restraunt it was strips of crocodile meat and kangaroo meat, both taste very good.



Trilby  Thursday May 17 05:41 PM

All you guys are gross--except for gravdigr.



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday May 17 08:13 PM

Welcome to the Cellar, siroo & smurfalicious.

Watch out Gravdigr, Bri's put her stamp of approval on you.

Quote:
This "delicacy" costs 198 Yuan per 500 grams, but its paws are slightly more expensive as they are sold for 300 Yuan each.
One yuan - $0.13 US.
So it's $1.46 per ounce or $23.35 per pound.
Quote:
Taking account of the safety of its shoppers, the crocodiles are not slaughtered within the supermarket's premises.
Hey, that ain't fair. The Crocs should have a shot at eating the shoppers, too.


ladyangevil  Thursday May 17 08:13 PM

Here a chick chick~

Know someone who ate crocodile meat... she said it tasted like chicken. LOL. Surprisingly for me at that time, the meat is soft... eeww... she even ate rabbit meat once...and snail... oh great... i'm having breakfast in a few minutes...that thought surely is appetizing.




xoxoxoBruce  Thursday May 17 08:16 PM

Snails are great on your breakfast cereal. They get shrinkage in cold milk, however.



Aliantha  Thursday May 17 09:03 PM

You can get crocodile sausages here. I don't think they're anything special.

There's a few croc farms up north especially for the purpose of human consumption.

It's quite expensive.



bluecuracao  Thursday May 17 10:36 PM

It just sounds cool. "I'm eating crocodile sausage--on a steeck!"



Aliantha  Thursday May 17 10:58 PM

A croc snag on a bun is how we'd say it.



BeltNah  Thursday May 17 11:02 PM

Or croc on a roll.



Aliantha  Thursday May 17 11:26 PM

or even just have a croc roll



monster  Thursday May 17 11:26 PM

We often had slugs on our breakfast table back in England.

They weren't invited, mind you.



Scopulus Argentarius  Thursday May 17 11:28 PM

'gator meat not bad at all.

I once saw some crocs and gators at the zoo (South Louisiana). Them zoo folk were kind enough to put put signs identifying the genus, species, common name, and best recipe.

'rrr



rkzenrage  Friday May 18 02:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by siroo View Post
I'm not sure about crocodile, but I've been to an farm where they raise alligators. They slaughter some of them for food, and you can eat them in the restaurant area.

It's a bit of a cliche, I know, but they really do taste like chicken. I can't imagine crocodiles are much different.
I have eaten many alligators, my uncle raised them and I used to help the state relocate them in my area from time to time. The farm raised ones taste like chicken because that is all they eat.
Wild alligators taste like alligator, a bit like a cross between fish and frog.
The light (tail) and dark meat taste very different as well. Most restaurants only serve tail.


ladyangevil  Friday May 18 03:54 AM

Here a chick chick~II

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkzenrage View Post
I have eaten many alligators, my uncle raised them and I used to help the state relocate them in my area from time to time. The farm raised ones taste like chicken because that is all they eat.
Wild alligators taste like alligator, a bit like a cross between fish and frog.
The light (tail) and dark meat taste very different as well. Most restaurants only serve tail.
oookay... interesting...they taste like chicken coz they eat chicken... so...chicken eat chicken too? LOL.. i'm not asking that question to be answered..please... :p


rkzenrage  Friday May 18 03:57 AM

No, not what I'm saying. They have a very bland and fresh food diet, so they don't taste like they normally do. They normally eat carrion.
Farm raised, grain/corn fed, catfish don't taste anything like wild catfish either.



smurfalicious  Friday May 18 09:04 AM

but when all is said an' done, it's still not as good as a little BBQ manatee.



BrianR  Friday May 18 09:28 AM

Note to Philly natives...croc and gator can be purchased in the Italian Market.

I get all my "unusual" game meat there.



bluecuracao  Friday May 18 01:16 PM

I did not know that...I'll have to take a trip over to 9th St. this weekend. Who's the purveyor?



BrianR  Friday May 18 05:25 PM

Damned if I remember. He's on the river side, about halfway up. Look for the sign and the odd meat in the window. And I don't mean the goats' head that is in every butcher shop window.

Ask for the ostrich. It's damn good, very low fat and counts as white meat even though it's red. And it tastes like the finest cut of filet mignon.

If you go, get a business card for me. I always forget.



milkfish  Friday May 18 06:21 PM

Has anyone tried cooking a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey stuffed in a croc? Seems obvious to me.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday May 18 11:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by BrianR View Post
Ask for the ostrich. It's damn good, very low fat and counts as white meat even though it's red. And it tastes like the finest cut of filet mignon.
I didn't like ostrich, the one time I had it. It was kind of slippery without being greasy. Plus the taste didn't match the color. I can't say it was bad, it just didn't jibe with my expectations, I guess.


OB  Saturday May 19 03:10 PM

Actually, I had 'Gator Bites at Pineapple Willy's two nights ago down at PCB. Not bad.



Sundae  Monday May 21 12:26 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
My hard and fast rule is: I don't eat anything that could have eaten me. It's a mutual respect thing.
Eh? Surely it shows more respect to eat those that could eat you - it's just bullying to eat those that can't (sez me who has never killed anything I've eaten in my life!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ladyangevil View Post
she even ate rabbit meat once...and snail... oh great... i'm having breakfast in a few minutes...that thought surely is appetizing.
I know snails are an acquired taste, but I hadn't realised rabbit was considered grim...? Perhaps a British thing - rabbit isn't uncommon on the menu here, although I admit I haven't cooked it myself, it was a staple of my childhood. Works well in casseroles.

Quote:
Originally Posted by xoxoxoBruce View Post
Snails are great on your breakfast cereal. They get shrinkage in cold milk, however.
That's why you make porridge of them!

I think I've had croc. I've had alligator but it was in quite an overpowering sauce so I can't comment on the finer points of the taste. Damn good though.


xoxoxoBruce  Monday May 21 11:08 PM

That porridge sounds good, but it also sounds like a lot of work.



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