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Old 10-17-2010, 06:04 PM   #1
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Squirrel

I will be coming into some squirrels this week as a friend and his son had a successful day.

I plan on doing them on the grill some how, not sure yet.

Anyone have any tips, suggestions or recipes they would like to share?
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:32 PM   #2
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I have a question. Does Kathleen know about this?
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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I have an answer... yep.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:43 PM   #4
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Is squirrel a good wild meat? What's it taste like?
I've often thought that if times got tough, squirrel would be a plentiful meat source
and probably fairly easy to bag....
Not that I'd be thrilled with cleaning them LOLOL!
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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Never had it... something new and different.

I am looking forward to the adventure.

And I have an agreement.. he shoots it, cleans it and I cook it. We split.
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Old 10-17-2010, 06:57 PM   #6
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I've had squirrel many times. My uncle always made jambalaya and red-eye gravy to go with it.

By the way it tastes kinda.....wait for it....





squirrely.



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Old 10-17-2010, 06:58 PM   #7
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Alrighty then.....see the video

How to cook squirrel.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:05 PM   #8
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If you've ever BBQ'd or stewed rabbit, treat it just the same way.
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Old 10-17-2010, 07:25 PM   #9
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I can't say from experience, but have been told that red squirrel isn't that great because it is an omnivore and eats everything. It can get pretty gamey. Grey and black squirrels are more herbivores and so are milder in flavor. But still... I know that rabbit and grouse are herbivores as well. And depending on what kind of woodland I get them in, they can be very mild, but flavorful, or very gamey, especially if they've been feeding on pine of any kind. Fortunately for me, I don't mind that "wild" taste. Just remember that squirrels are all fur, with a little meat on them. They also run and climb and jump all the time, which means well exercised muscles. I'd think stewing, or cooking over a slow fire with lots of basting might help. Let us know how you prepare them, and how they turn out.

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... I'm still waiting for Kathleen to confirm that squirrel is edible. FZ is still in his manly birthday euphoria and not to be trusted...
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