Cajun Recipe ~ Nutria Etouff  

cajunpet 70M
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10/7/2005 3:32 pm

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Cajun Recipe ~ Nutria Etouff

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Nutria Etouffée


2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2-3 pound nutria, cut in serving pieces
2 tablespoons Cajun Seasoning + 2 teaspoons
2 cups finely chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon salt (opt.)
3 3/4 cups chicken stock or broth

Cooking Directions:

In a heavy 5-quart pot on high heat, add oil, heat until very hot.
Sprinkle seasoning on meat; stir well.
Add meat to pot, brown on all sides.
Cook and stir 10 minutes.
Add onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic and flour, cook and stir 10 minutes.
Add salt and chicken stock to pot cook and stir occasionally, (about 15 minutes) scraping the bottom of pot to remove all the goodness.
Serve over hot cooked rice, pasta or cream potatoes.

Makes 4 Servings

Nutria meat is a low-fat, nutritious alternative meat.


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keithcancook 60M
17828 posts
10/7/2005 4:07 pm

Hmm, never seen nutria before. What's it taste like?

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
10/7/2005 4:14 pm

Yesterday I prepared the crab meat alma.
I had no swiss cheese so I served it over
hot basmati rice and added shredded
romano on top. It was very good!!!
Thanks for the recipe!!!

rm_pchamp012004 55M
2672 posts
10/7/2005 5:14 pm

Keith, it tastes like chicken

Will Nutria work for those of us watching our chloreserol?

cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
10/7/2005 6:30 pm

Hi Keith,

Nutria meat is very similar to rabbit meat and tastes like dark turkey meat. I have been eating nutira since a teenager, and have skinned many of them as a job.

Nutria occurring in the wild are clean animals and consume exclusively plant life.

It is a very lean red meat from the nutria, a fur bearing herbivore native to South America that was first introduced into the wild of South Louisiana in 1933, when animals were intentionally and/or accidentally released from fur farms.

Many premier Louisiana chefs have created nutria dishes, including Chef Paul Prudhomme, Chef John Folse, Chef Enola Prudhomme, Chef Suzanne Spicer, Chef Daniel Bonnot, Chef John Besh, and many more!

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cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
10/7/2005 6:32 pm

Hi interested,

I am glad your enjoyed it.

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cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
10/7/2005 6:51 pm

Hi pchamp,

I am glad to see you sharing in my blogs again.

Nutria has the lowest amount of chloreserol and fat, than turkey, chicken, and beef.

chloreserol 40.1 grams per 100 grams, turkey 65, chicken 70, and beef 85.

fat 1.5 grams per 100 grams, turkey 2.9, chicken 3.1, and beef 26.6.

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AmberSolaire 42M

10/9/2005 4:03 am

Can you suggest any alternatives I cant find this Nutria down Tescos and my attempts at describing it caused much hilarity all round.Now you have mentioned it I wont be able to rest until Ive tried it.Sounds good stuff to have in your diet.Hope all is more settled with you now.Keep the recipes n advice coming.

cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
10/10/2005 7:38 pm

Hi AS, I found one place here in Louisiana that ships it out, but you have to order a 100 lbs. at a time. It is 95 cent a lb plus shipping.

The power restore late Friday where my ex-wife lives, and she still have a lot of cleaning up to do. It is getting better with food stores opening up.

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