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Possum Casserole

Possums are an introduced species that are decimating NZ's forests and the beautiful unique birdlife. There is no such thing as a good possum in this beautiful land. Times are guesses.

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4hrs 30mins
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  • Skin and bone the possum (use only the best meat for the casserole, ie: the strip loins and hind quarters, cubed).
  • Reserve the carcass and trimmings for stock.
  • In a heavy pan, heat the clarified butter and oil.
  • Sauté onion and garlic.
  • When onion is clear, remove to casserole.
  • Dust the cubed possum with flour and brown in batches.
  • Add to casserole.
  • Melt a little more clarified butter and sauté bacon and mushrooms.
  • Remove to casserole De-glaze pan as necessary with red wine- add this to casserole together with herbs, ground pepper, tomato purée, beer and marsala.
  • Stir, cover and cook in slow oven for 2-3 hours, adding more possum stock if necessary.
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"Possums are an introduced species that are decimating NZ's forests and the beautiful unique birdlife. There is no such thing as a good possum in this beautiful land. Times are guesses."
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  1. Missy Wombat
    Possums are an introduced species that are decimating NZ's forests and the beautiful unique birdlife. There is no such thing as a good possum in this beautiful land. Times are guesses.
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