Not the same, but it’ll get ya close. You have permission to edit this article. Add the garlic and cook another minute. 2 pounds turtle meat, cleaned and finely chopped, 2 large tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 1 cup), 6 ounces fresh spinach, blanched, drained and chopped, 1/2 cup dark brown (the color of chocolate) roux, 3 hard-boiled eggs, shelled and finely chopped, 2 tablespoons dry sherry (or more according to personal taste). The second reason I love turtle soup is because it is an American classic. 20 ingredients. (The archive). Add the chopped turtle meat and stir to combine. Food And Drink. Add onions, celery, garlic, and peppers, constantly stirring. Very good. It was the mailman. It has been said that few restaurants serving the soup actually use turtle, replacing the reptile with veal. The only suggestion I have is cube the turtle meat and don’t stir so much. It came out amazing! That was at least 50 years ago, and there is no telling how old the cookbook was when I read it. Bon Ton has been a classic New Orleans… In all seriousness, that’s a whole post in itself. But if you don’t like lemon best to leave it out. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Start by making the turtle stock. Ben asked me to make it for my husband’s card club. You made me curious. I can hear you thinking: “Well Hank, this is all well and good and I am sure this soup is awesome, but where in hell can I find turtle?”. This is outstanding! … Add the meat and brown evenly, stirring constantly, for about 10 minutes. Made this recipe with roughly 1.5x all ingredients since the turtle I was working with was especially large. Got a 16 lb softshell in a barrel that is going to meet his maker in the morning! Recipe from Mock Turtle Soup Save Recipe Print Yields: 6-8 servings Ingredients ¾ cup unsalted butter 6 celery stalks, chopped 1 cup chopped yellow onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1½ pounds ground sirloin 1 cup water ½ cup all-purpose flour … Aggie Litzler Soup. Serve hot, with additional sherry if desired. My first advice would be to cruise the Asian markets in your town, if you have any. Welcome to Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, the internet's largest source of recipes and know-how for wild foods. If you can't make it to Mardi Gras these recipes can also be easily made in the comfort of your own home - (check out the slideshow below for pictures and recipes). (I've never done it, so you'd have to come up with your own ratio.) The different layers of flavor are simply exceptional. My first thought was my dad, who has sent me whole king salmon from the Pacific Northwest from time to time. Its awesome ! Good Trapping! Turtle soup continues to be popular at most of the city's classic Creole restaurants such as Arnaud's, Commander's Palace, Antoine's and Galatoire's, and be assured that it will never be forgotten. Then, add the turtle meat and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. New Recipes Emeril Events & Happenings Sales & Special Deals on Emeril Products Emeril’s Restaurants. If you have to make “Faux” turtle soup, try 1/2 chicken white meat and 1/2 squirrel or nutria. More likely, however, you will be substituting. That is reason enough for me never to eat turtle. Add celery, onions, garlic and seasonings. New Orleans) Commander’s famous turtle soup involves a unique recipe that combines veal and turtle with spinach and a few other things. With frozen turtle meat priced at around $30 for a two pound pack, it is easy to see why. Added some simple parsley dumplings a little larger than marbles and skipped the sherry/boiled eggs. (My readers are the best!). is 18 oz correct for the crushed tomatoes or should that be 28? for snapping turtle anyway great recipe, it’s a little tomatoey but great the same. Sorry. Stir in the onions, celery, sweet peppers, kosher salt, and pepper. Read the Turtle Soup..... discussion from the Chowhound Restaurants, New Orleans food community. My lord…in my short 3 years of hunting and trapping and fishing, this is the best wild game dish I’ve made yet. Then add the sherry, TABASCO and Worcestershire and cook for 10 minutes, skimming away any fat or foam that may rise to the surface while cooking. This Mock Turtle Soup tastes just like the real thing. I couldn’t hear everything they were saying, but he appeared to have a large box in hand that he very much wanted to get rid of. Could you add any sausage to this? Season the turtle with 1 teaspoon of the salt and black pepper. Finally Hank! Deselect All. Quail gumbo, La Provence (25020 U.S. 190, Lacombe). Remove the meat from the pot and pull it off the bones. Go. How do you go about removing the turtle from the shell? First time cooking softshell turtle and it turned out great! Learn how your comment data is processed. There are several classic ways to make it, and we’ll get to that in a moment, but turtle meat tastes like a cool combination of chicken thigh, clam and pork. For a change, when the soup is done, drop to a very low simmer, add 1/2 can of evaporated milk and stir for about ten minutes, serve. Turned out ok, but always good to have another recipe option. The new buyer plans a renovation and a late 2020 reopen. “Holly, can you get that?”. My fiance shredded the meat and it doesn’t look to tasty. Folks should make sure that any turtle they eat is from a safe (clean) source. Note: Some turtles are on the endangered list. Cook until the vegetables are transparent. But I’d told him to stop doing that, considering that I catch more than I can possibly eat every year now. Ingredients . Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the onions, celery, and bell peppers to the same pan and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are caramelized, about 15 minutes. Norm and Joe are my friends from northeast Ohio. I added.a touch to my 2nd bowl to make up for that. And that’s what Norm had mailed me. Snapper soup, as it’s called in a lot of places, is just as classic as terrapin soup, but it’s more rustic. Made it today. Turtle meat is very tough to come by, but I’ve seen it in lots of Asian markets (you can even get live ones there) as well as in some farmers markets in places like Missouri, Ohio and Maryland. Mock Turtle Soup. Add turtle meat (that’s been cleaned, drained, and cut into a fine dice) and brown over med-high heat. Nov 15, 2014 - This Mock Turtle Soup tastes just like the real thing, using beef instead. Well, to be honest, I like all turtle soups (the Chinese do some cool things with turtle, too) but this one is the most accessible to turtle newbies here in North America. Danielle: I don’t really know. Add garlic and cook until fragrant around 3 minutes. Made some minor substitutions and process changes to fit what we had on hand and our rustic cooking envirnment. Stir to blend. As close to any turtle soup I have had in Louisiana restaurants. New Orleans' favorite fried chicken, behind the scenes - Duration: 16:27. and i must say this recipe is soooo good. Meal Planning. Add the turtle stock and whisk to blend well. It is great!! Serves 10 to 12. It’s time to catch some turtles. Add the lemon zest and reserved turtle meat. Teddy: If it makes you happy, add sausage! Personally, I like a red tomato type of broth. Filed Under: American Recipes, Featured, Recipe, Wild Game Tagged With: Cajun and Creole Recipes, classic recipes, soups, turtles, Wild Game. “Hey Hank,” Holly shouted into the kitchen. Toddler Meal Recipes. Barring those options, I might use a combination of chicken thighs, pork shoulder and clams. 2 1/2 pounds turtle meat, see note, cut in medium dice (beef, or a combination of lean beef and … Finish the soup with the sherry, parsley, lemon zest and hard-boiled eggs. Condition is "Used" and excellent. Reduce the heat to medium and add the bay leaves and the garlic. When the great captains of industry had banquets back in the late 1800s, terrapin soup would always be on the menu next to roast canvasback with fried hominy. The reason is because turtle meat is all over the map, with at least four different textures and colors coming from the same turtle, depending on what part you’re talking about. Bring to a boil and skim the scum that floats to the top. Once you've cleared the meat hurdle, everything else is easy. You all talking bout turttle soup….come to micronesia we cook many different kind…..but in my place part of palau we like it raw….that’s the best most of us like…n the prob bout it is will make your hole body warm…. Smaller (younger) turtles are probably safer to eat than larger (older) turtles. Guilty. Also, I’m a Maryland native, currently in Western NC so I love that the prologue speaks of my home yet I’m in the south making it for the first time ?Thanks for the recipe, looking forward to enjoying it! Trappers both, and hosts of the radio show Inside the Great Outdoors. Lots of Alligator Snappers, Mississippi Snappers and Softshells here. Turtles are delicious, but are notoriously hard to clean, so I was thankful that Norm had cleaned this one for me. It’s still popular among a certain set in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and its environs. Thank you for the recipe, Hank! Add tomato purée, lower heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the stock and simmer for 30 minutes. Hey there. Serving Size: 16 appetizer servings or 8 main-dish servings. taste just like home!! … I love sausage with most roux-based stews…. My skeptical husband enjoyed it. It’s ok not my favorite. Thanks so much for this recipe, we got permits to pull a lot of snappers out of the backwaters of WI up here…so meat isn’t the problem. Your email address will not be published. Add thyme, oregano, and bay leaves and saute for about 22 minutes**. Thank you Hank and thank you mighty snapper. Some of the substitutes for turtle meat, to make it "mock" turtle soup, are ground veal or finely chopped lean beef. Other One thing to look for is for diced or pulled meat, not ground: You can hide your lack of turtle in the grinder. It’s fairly common to sub in veal for turtle in soups, and while I doubt your average Joe living in cajun/creole country had regular access to veal, I’ve done it and it works. Made this soup for the first time last year. It all came flooding back. A study a few years ago found that a single common snapping turtle collected in the Trinity River near Dallas had enough methyl mercury in it to kill a dog. Can’t wait. Category: Gumbos, Soups, and Bisques . I am a chef, author, and yes, hunter, angler, gardener, forager and cook. Check with your supplier to see what is available in your area. By Hank Shaw on January 21, 2014, Updated June 18, 2020 - 40 Comments, The knock on my front door sounded urgent. Season the turtle with 1 teaspoon of the salt and black pepper. Among Creole communities, turtle soup is known as Caouane. It should be thicker than water, thinner than gravy -- like chicken and dumplings if you are familiar with that. In New Orleans, it is a specialty of several neighborhood and classic Creole restaurants such as Commander's Palace, Brennan's, and Galatoire's. We are currently purging a (give or take) 18lb snapper from our pond that is overrun. But veal ain’t a bad alternative at all. Cook until the vegetables start to become translucent, about 10 minutes. Got turtle cooking in pot right now and my kids are excited to get turtle soup tonight! Usually cleaning a snapping turtle involves axes and wire cutters and boiling water and generally a lot of effort. I know, weird, right? Cook, stirring, until aromatic, about 1 minute. Turtle Soup. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Lastly, add the lemon juice, tomatoes, spinach, and eggs, then bring back to a simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes, allowing to incorporate. Caught my first one this past summer and panfried it. Required fields are marked *. A waitress adds sherry to a customer's turtle soup. © 2020 Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, All Rights Reserved. We used this recipe with a fresh caught soft shell turtle, yellow catfish and gulf shrimp. Instructions. Remove from the heat and transfer the meat to a platter. “Um… were you expecting anything… bloody?”, Not at the moment. I’m going to share with the neighbors and I hope it doesn’t make a long term problem for me. He’s not even the largest! But I have eaten snapping turtle. Toddler Dinner Recipes .. Add more turtle broth until the soup thins a bit. Explore. It was something new but I think we’ll stick to the basics unless it’s the end of the world…. Hey Hank, how can I adapt this recipe for a slow cooker? I don’t cook with one. I love turtle soup for two reasons: First, it’s just damn tasty. The best! Get Turtle Soup Recipe from Food Network. Simmer gently for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables are soft. Cook this, stirring almost constantly, to make a roux the color of peanut butter, which will take about 10 to 15 minutes. Your email address will not be published. Tweak it to your own can’t go wrong with this recipe! can’t say enough about how good it was!a double the amount of tomato sauce almost 28 ounces. Sep 19, 2019 - Turtle soup continues to be popular at most of the city's classic Creole restaurants such as Arnaud's, Commander's Palace, Antoine's and Galatoire's, and be assured that it will never be Add the green pepper, celery and onion and cook for about 5 minutes. Chris: It’s correct, so go for 15 ounces. Add the turtle meat and garlic. Caught this one ten minutes from my House within the city limits of Shreveport. Turtles are plentiful up here in DE, but there are restrictions now……. This Recipe is very similar to one my Grandmother used, except we used chicken stock to boil the turtle meat in, sweet red wine instead of sherry, and green onions or shallots. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about five minutes, stirring occasionally. If you or any of your readers recognize that recipe I would very much like to know the name of the book it came from. Here’s source for turtle meat, Pete’s Fine Meats in Houston 713-782-3470. I followed the recipe exactly. Serve alone or with rice. I use leftover pork loin, tastes just like a good turtle. I plan on using this recipe first and then maybe some deep fried. I skipped the eggs personally and slightly less cayenne but that was.cause half our croud was kids. A half-decent substitute would be to use a combination of clams, chicken and pork. Your hardest task will be to find turtle meat. I’ll have to remember this the next time I catch a turtle. Got my meat from Joe Pattis seafood in Pensacola ( where I live) it’s $17.50 a lb. I live 30 min south of new orleans in a small town called thibodaux. Over medium-high heat, melt the butter in a heavy 7-quart saucepan. Many thanks Hank, just made this and holy moley !! 8 cloves garlicminced. I have been looking for a copy of that book for a very long time. I bought some frozen and he just sawed off a 5 lb chuck for me. 1 1/2 pounds turtle meat, trimmed of all sinew and cut into 1/4-inch cubes . New Orleans-style turtle soup is as unique to our cuisine as gumbo. And what a special recipe to share a strange exotic meat with others. Add the remaining 2 teaspoons salt, cayenne and dry sherry. 2. I will definitely make it again. Set my lines, ran ’em for two hours, had my turtle (and a nice Eel.) It also typically has some chopped hard-boiled eggs in it, which is a nod to the old days, when they’d include any eggs they found inside the turtle in the soup. Thanks for the recipe. Bring to a rolling boil then reduce to a simmer. Turtle soup was the 27th U.S. President William Howard Taft's favorite food. Add the tomatoes and spinach, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the meat and brown evenly, stirring constantly… It began, catch a large snapping turtle, lay it on it’s back on a stump and hide behind a tree with an axe. Follow me on Instagram and on Facebook. 12 tablespoons (1 1/2 sticks) butter. Good stuff. I had never made turtle soup before I found this recipe. That looks like a very delicious soup! Love New Orleans food? Turtle Soup. I made this soup with meat from a giant snapping turtle that we caught last summer out of a MN lake. I’ve only seen 15, 28, 32, etc but never an 18 oz can. Recipe courtesy of New Orleans Cookbook by Williams Sonoma. Put the turtle meat into a large pot and cover with 8 cups of water. I have used stock from the ribcages of the rabbits I raise to cook the turtle in. Chase: Very carefully. 16:27. “Open it up!”, Holly grabbed a utility knife and broke open the giant box: “Um… it’s a turtle.”. Made this soup exactly to the receipt it was out of this world. 13. Outstanding recipe. Linda: I love that you know that! Add them all, stir to combine and simmer for a minute or two. When my book tour took me to Cleveland, I’d spent some time jawing with Norm and Joe (I stayed at Joe’s house) and well, we might have had a few beers and got talking about turtles. Add celery, bell pepper, onion, bay leaves, and oregano. In a Dutch oven or other soup pot, melt the butter over medium-high heat and stir in the flour. Marcelle Bienvenu, | The Times-Picayune. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. I did add a few ingredients and left a few others out using what I had on hand. Alligator is the closest thing to turtle in my experience, and frog legs come pretty close, too. I questioned the the lemon but in my opinion it absolutely finishes the dish. Definitely this is food fit for dignitaries of the highest order. Cook for about 18 to 20 minutes or until liquid is almost dry. In a 4-quart heavy-bottomed pot melt 2 Tbsp butter. Made the turtle stew. Tremé Mock Turtle Soup - Louisiana Cookin. Yield: 8 servings; Ingredients. Chop as coarse or as fine as you want. 720. Add salt, black pepper and lemon juice to taste. It'll cost you, but the tub of meat is enough for several meals. . Follow Where NOLA Eats on Instagram at @wherenolaeats, join the Where NOLA Eats Facebook group and subscribe to the free Where NOLA Eats weekly newsletter here. As far as I know it was the only cookbook my grandmother ever owned. I started looking for turtle soup recipes, found this one. Shipped with USPS Priority Mail. Add the eggs and the parsley and simmer for 45 minutes longer, or until the turtle meat is tender. Add the turtle meat and garlic. Recipe. As a meal or a side dish, "New Orleans offers the most distinctive collection of soups anywhere in the nation," according to Cajun Chef Ryan and this is obvious from the flavorful options of crawfish bisque, gumbo, and turtle soup. AWESOME! I read a turtle soup recipe in my grandmothers cookbook when I was quite young. Thanks!!!!! Drop the heat to a bare simmer and cook until the turtle meat wants to fall off the bone, about 2 to 3 hours. 12. Lots of videos on YouTube…. Was yours purged or straight water to table? Was a bit worried when I made my roux for the first time but it all came out super tasty !! Heat the oil in a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the lemon zest, cloves, … You can skip the clams if you think that's too weird, but remember that turtle does have a seafoody taste. The mailman knows me well enough to understand what I do and that I occasionally get care packages full of exotic protein. Finishing the soup with sherry is de rigeur, and the result is a silky, spicy soup kinda-sorta like a gumbo, but with more tomato. I feel like the alligator and frog leg subs would be much closer, as there is a delicate fishy undertone to the turtle which doesn’t quite exist in terrestrial meats. Amazing recipe. I’ve heard of both but most people say purge it for a week or so. Cover lightly and set aside. Cook until the meat is no longer pink, about five minutes, stirring occasionally. I love turtle soup!!! Vintage Ljungberg Turtle Soup Bowl New Orleans. Was asked to make it again over Christmas and had people fighting over the last bowl! I was surprised by how delicious it was! Carefully whisk in the roux and return to a boil over medium-high heat. Thanks. Turtle Soup at Bon Ton Cafe "Bon Ton Cafe is being sold with their last day open under the current owners being Friday March 6th, 2020. I saw two large snappers laying eggs this past month but left them alone. Start by making the turtle stock. Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne and paprika. Normally I’d answer it, but at that moment I was elbow deep in snow goose gore; I’d shot six the previous day and was in the middle of plucking, skinning, gutting and breaking them down. I live in Southeast Louisiana. Different from Brennan’s. Please see my other sales. I will never make turtle soup any other way. Gonna make turtle like this from now on! Strain the turtle broth and put it into a pot set over low heat to keep warm. I made this turtle soup last night and it was absolutely delicious. Holly answered the door. My husband helped clean 2 turtles, so lucky me got some turtle for the freezer. In New Orleans, although many variations can be found, consistent ingredients are: turtle meat, veal or beef stock, onions, celery, tomatoes, parsley, thyme, hard boiled egg, lemon and sherry. Recipe by Louisiana Cookin' - Recipes, New Orleans Cuisine. I added some butternut squash at the end went easy on the Sherry.just a tiny little bit of lemon zest as it was very powerful. So unbelievably good, full of flavor, with so much depth of flavor, one is transported to another world. Or, if you have the funds, you can actually buy wild snapping turtle meat online. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter. then I know how to cook them to survive. This turtle was a bruiser, too: I weighed the meat at just over 3 pounds — enough for two meals! No position to greet polite society. I wasn’t up to the task of cooking it then, so we stuck it in the freezer until today. Join Where NOLA Eats, the hub for food and dining coverage in New Orleans. Over medium-high heat, melt the butter in a heavy 7-quart saucepan. Recommended for you. I’ve never eaten terrapin, which is a smallish turtle that’s reported to be very, very tasty. Stir in a cup of the turtle stock at a time until you the soup is the consistency of gravy. Add the stock and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Thank you for putting this recipe out there! Creole turtle soup is a standard on New Orleans menus, and everyone has a different version. Unfortunately, market hunters did such damage to the terrapin population that recreational hunting seasons on them only reopened recently. Soups & Stews. Would definitely recommend rice or dumplings to accompany the soup as it’s very rich/flavorful. Share on Facebook; Share on Pinterest; Print This Recipe; As featured in Brennan's New Orleans Cookbook ! Put the turtle meat into a large pot and cover with 8 cups of water. Add the bay leaves and about a tablespoon of salt. Awesome. They are major bioaccumulators. Simmer soup, for another 25 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. Maybe add the meat last. Easy to make and has the true flavors of the South. Pull up a seat at the table. Turtle Soup. If you travel farther south, however, you will find my favorite version: Creole turtle soup. Unlike the clear, consomme-like turtle soup eaten in most other places (including almost everywhere in Europe), Creole turtle soup is thick and almost a stew. Most unusual: a dark-roux chicken gumbo, with a whole quail, stuffed with jambalaya, sitting in the center. I’ll be trying this recipe out as soon as the thaw hits the lakes. Join the discussion today. We get a turtle or two a year and I made this for labor day weekend.
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