Tasty Nutria are coming to Mo!

It’s time to load up the old shotgun and get ready for a new food source that is set to invade parts of southern Missouri over the next few years. Blame it on global warming, but these fur bearing animals also known affectionately as Swamp Rats, are going to be moving into southwest MO soon. And, thank goodness they are edible, as these prolific critters can lay waste to your landscape in no time at all!
Swamp Rat Cajun Style!
3 lbs nutria, cut in serving pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons cajun seasoning, plus
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
2 cups onions, peeled and minced
1 cup green bell pepper, seeded and minced
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 3/4 cups chicken stock or 3 3/4 cups broth

Heat oil in stockpot until very hot.
Sprinkle seasoning on meat; stir well.
Add meat to pot, brown on all sides until golden.
Cook and stir 10 minutes.
Add onion, bell pepper and flour, cook and stir 10 minutes.
Add salt and chicken stock to pot cook and stir occasionally, scraping the bottom of pot to remove all that rat goodness. Serves 4.

Give this recipe a try just as soon as you spot these tasty critters in and around waterways. Invite your friends over and surprise the heck out of them when you serve up a platter and tell them to get ‘rat to it’!

About forsythkid

I am just a simple man with a head full of sand who is currently residing in a small town called Forsyth Missouri. I enjoy hiking, camping and all things related to gardening. I rec’d my degree from SIU majoring in Biology many moons ago and still maintain a great interest in the study of all living things. My hobbies include meteorology, the Finnish language and inhabiting cyberspace whenever possible.
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