Diamondback Terrapin Stew, Chesapeake Bay Style

Recipe by Molly53
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READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Drop live terrapin into boiling water and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from water; rub skin off feet, tail and head with a towel, drawing the head out with a skewer.
  • Clip off claws.
  • Scrub shell with boiling water; break apart with a cleaver or axe.
  • Remove meat and liver.
  • Discard heart, sandbag, entrails and gall bladder (taking caution not to break it as it's bitter).
  • Cut the liver in thin slices.
  • Take out eggs, remove film and set aside in cold water.
  • Mash yolks of eggs; add flour, nutmeg, lemon juice and rind.
  • Stir in 1 cup of soup stock.
  • Add onion, celery, terrapin and terrapin eggs and enough more stock to cover meat.
  • Cook in double boiler until meat falls from bones.
  • Remove bones, add worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, chopped egg whites, cream, sherry and milk (if necessary).
  • Heat thoroughly and serve with toast.
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