Generous freebies and learning new skills

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Generous freebies and learning new skills

Post: #274452 Milims
Thu May 30, 2013 12:26 am

I arrived home tonight to find my bath full of crabs and lobsters - courtesy of a very generous local fisherman! Thank goodness for youtube! I now know how to cook and dress crab and how to cook and deal with lobster. I've also made acquaintance with a game keeper and there may be a hare or two on it's way to me......... I'm open to suggestions..........
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Post: #274459 The Riff-Raff Element
Thu May 30, 2013 5:26 am

Lucky you! If they're young hare, a roast baron of hare is a rare & wonderful thing. Otherwise, stewing them with a sturdy red wine is a way forward.

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Post: #274460 Carltonian Man
Thu May 30, 2013 5:43 am

Wow, very lucky you. If you do get some hare, top tip, gut them outside in the open. Also be tempted to try the heart and liver sliced and gently fried, maybe with a chopped rasher or two of smoked bacon.

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Post: #274462 oldjerry
Thu May 30, 2013 7:49 am

Hare...bloody lovely.Red wine route for me too,Dad used to hang them,complete waste of time,a good french cookery book ( eg. Elizabeth David) yum. Cure the skin.All that shellfish,lucky you,when I get home the bath's usually full of dirty washing.

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Post: #274463 Green Aura
Thu May 30, 2013 8:00 am

I haven't had hare since I was a child. But I do remember my parents gagging over gutting it - so the suggestion re doing it outside seems about right. :pukeright: I think they used a Mrs Beaton recipe, but it definitely involved Dad's Elderberry wine.

A neighbour brought us a box of fish a couple of years ago (sadly he died last year). We were a bit perturbed to see it moving until we discovered the three live crabs crawling round the base of the box, under a sheet of paper! :lol: :mrgreen:
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