What do woodland creatures taste like?!
Squirrels and rabbits feature largely in our life currently. They make regular appearances in many of Mini-M's story books. We look for them when we're out walking 'keeping eyes open' in the words of the little lady herself. Oh yeah - and recently we've tried eating them!
I made rabbit chilli a month or so ago, cooked with cornmeal dumplings, and it was absolutely delicious.
|At £7.95/kg rabbit = budget friendly. Half the price of chicken!|
|Bunny browned and veggies and spices added|
|Yum! A cross between chilli and soup|
Then even more excitingly, when I took a buggy walk to Stockbridge Market on Sunday, look what I found...
Mr E has wanted to try squirrel for ages, so thanks to Ridleys Fish & Game, squirrel chilli was on the menu for dinner on Monday.
|The long-coveted squirrel |
|After simmering away, the squirrel meat was stripped from the bones ready to go back in to the pot|
No recipes because, well, I didn't write them down, and they were a bit haphazard. But you all know how to make chilli right? Onions, garlic, chilli, tomatoes, kidney beans then whatever else you have kicking about!
|Squirrel chilli, served with couscous because we'd run out of rice!|
The squirrel version had some runner beans thrown in, and was made with tinned kidney beans and had a couple of squares of dark chocolate melted in at the end. The rabbit one was made with dried kidney and pinto beans and a smoky dried chipotle chilli.
They were both delicious. I'll definitely be cooking more rabbit and chilli in the future.