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squirrel masala
Mon 25-Jan-10
5:54 pm
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mutley
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6-8 squirrels :mrgreen:
4 tbsp olive or nut oil
5 cardamom pods
a cinnamon stick
1 onions
2 tsp fresh ginger, chopped
2 tsp garlic, chopped
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp turmeric powder
½ to 1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp paprika
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 large Tomato
1 tsp tomato purée
150 ml water
A pinch of Salt pinch. Or buy some
Yoghurt or 1 tin coconut milk
Fresh coriander to garnish

Prepare the ingredients
First of all, chop up the tomato finely and set aside for later use. Next, finely chop the onions and set aside. Finally, cube the  squirrels into bite-sized pieces, season with a little salt and also put to one side.

Make the masala paste
Mix together in a bowl the ginger, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne, garam masala and paprika. I add a little red food colouring too.

Fry the onions in ghee.
put the oil into a pan over a medium heat. When hot, add the cardamom pods and cinnamon stick leave for a few miunits and then remove. This flavours the oil, giving it a wonderful aroma. Add the onions and cook while stirring, until brown.

Add the spices
add the masala paste and stir for a while.

Add the remaining ingredients
add the tomato and tomato purée and stir for a minute till thoroughly combined.
Pour in the water and bring to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly.
Taste the sauce and season with salt if necessary.

Cook the squirrel
Add the diced squirrels and mix well into the masala.( BTTB) & Simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the  squirrel is cooked and tender.
Garnish and serve to me.

Mon 25-Jan-10
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Coventry Squirrel says "Noooo.... Please don't eat me. But you can keep feeding me peanuts."

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Mon 25-Jan-10
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Sounds like a good use of the pests Mutley Monster

Mon 25-Jan-10
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will have to do a queche with acorns ChefCheers

Mon 25-Jan-10
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the pioneers in America used to have lots of recipes for squirrel,no different from rabbit.  The grey ones are classed as vermin

Tue 26-Jan-10
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And if you are still unsure about the ethics of eating cute little animals here is an interesting article

http://www.cumberland-news.co.uk/news/1.256329

Tue 26-Jan-10
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Excellent article Joanna.  I have red squirrels who visit every day. They are a great source of enjoyment to me and come very close.   We have no greys here, so good on you Mutley and  pass the recipe round!

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Tue 26-Jan-10
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i see these squirrels fighting in the park today

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And the cats are not much better, attacking people here

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Red squirrels are so cute with their little tufty ears, we used to have them visit every day when I lived in Denmark, even had one knock on the patio door Laugh. Mind you we had to find a way to fasten the bird balls down as they were great at getting through and taking the whole thing. I didn't mind them sitting on the ball and nibbling away but taking the whole thing was a bit much. Steam

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Yes Joanna, I had to stop using a certain peanut feeder as they just flipped the lid off and tipped the peanuts to the ground... Mind you now I have pheasants sitting on birdtable too, so if you feed the wildlife you get what you get.  The rewards always outweigh the wee annoyances though don't you think?

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JoannaS said:Red squirrels are so cute with their little tufty ears, we used to have them visit every day when I lived in Denmark, even had one knock on the patio door Laugh. Mind you we had to find a way to fasten the bird balls down as they were great at getting through and taking the whole thing. I didn't mind them sitting on the ball and nibbling away but taking the whole thing was a bit much. Steam


I didn't mind them sitting on the ball and nibbling away but taking the whole thing was a bit much. Steam

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