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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:37 am 
I haven't messed with them in years myself. I used to catch them all the time when I worked on golf courses (oh, the days when I actually enjoyed my job... :roll: ). Never tried grilling them. It was always soup or pan fried for me. That was just what I was taught.

Let us know how the grilled snapper turns out! :bigtup:


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No messing around with the snap turtles for me :roll:



here's a recipe for grilled turtle
:bigthink: let us know how it tastes

turtle meat is going at a cost of $19.75 LB. :roll:

BBQ Turtle Steak
Green, hawksbill, loggerhead, pond, or stream turtle can be used.

Ingredients:

3 lbs. turtle steak
6 limes
¼ cup of olive oil
½ teaspoon garlic powder
clove of garlic
dash of white pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Clean and rinse the turtle well. Cut into steaks ½ to ¾-inch in thickness. Squeeze the lime juice into a 9-12" baking dish. Rub the cut lime into the steak, "you should get the oil of the peel into the steak". Rub the steaks with cut garlic clove, lightly sprinkle with salt and place them into the lime juice, refrigerate for 1 hour.

Remove from lime juice, brush with lots of olive oil, sprinkle with white pepper and garlic powder, add more salt if necessary. BBQ over hot coals until the steaks are tender.

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I have eaten them a variety of ways and they are very good.

Better pass on feeling for them unless you are into pain. Years ago we had a deer lease and the man we were leasing from was bad to drink. One day he had been fishing in the river and had caught a snapping turtle. It was laying in the bottom of the boat when Lloyd hit a snag and put his hand down to study himslef. Snapping turtles have a long neck and this one reached up, bit Lloyd's thumb off, and eat it. When he got to the hospital they said that his blood pressure had been so high the turtle probably saved his life. Anyway, the turtle saved Lloyd alot of money because he cured him from drinking.

One time we were shooting carp and gar on lake Tawakoni and had to make a stop at a bait shop. The owner asked if we wanted to see a big turtle and we said OK. This one weighed 149 pounds and had a head that was 8" to 10" in diameter. It could have easily bit your hand or foot completely off. We started jacking with it with a broom stick and he could bite down so hard you could not pull it out of his mouth. This one was just about 4' across.

I saw one bass fishing at Lake Fork that was at least 3' across. It was a big one but NOTHING like the one at Tawakoni.


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I have an aversion to eating reptiles.

Turtles are bacterial laden usually, especially those in stagnant water.
And if they taste like chicken, why not eat a chicken... :biglol:

I have and never will partake of any, but many have said how good they are..

Don't guess they are any worse than eating raw oysters and I love them, they way they slide down and their consistency ain't much different than cleaning your nasal cavity when you have a cold.... :dry: :drink:

(That one's for you Kathy.... :banana: )


Here's the latest on turtle technology.... :dry:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070704/ap_on_hi_te/turtle_technology
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3GSP - enjoy that it is at least free :cool: Hope you feel better tonight for the fireworks.

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yikes that's gross!! and eating oysters is YUCKY !!

hope you feel better !!

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Dang Bruce!
I bet the whole oyster community was lining up to volunteer for that one.... :bigtup:

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:33 am 
I like oysters and I like beer, but I don't reckon I'd be too enthused about the mixture of the two, personally. You're one sick puppy, Bruce. eck06

I've never had a turtle that tasted like chicken either. They taste a lot like gator to me, only not quite as fishy. All of the turtles I;ve ever had I got either from the family farm or from the lakes around golf courses I'd worked on and I always 'purged' them before giving them to my buddy's grandpa to clean.

Dangit, why is it that every time I stop by this place I end up craving something? :roll: :sparklr: :biglol:


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